Scaling-up private sector climate finance
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Scaling-up private sector climate finance

ID4D editorial staff
Moving towards a low-carbon economy meets the best interests of companies
Interview

Moving towards a low-carbon economy meets the best interests of companies

With the upcoming Paris Climate Conference (COP21), there are increasingly intense discussions over the private sector’s responsibility towards climate change. Is the private sector really an actor committed to changing the development trajectory of our economies? An interview with the former...
François Georges
Agriculture, Forests and Climate Change: Can Labelling Play a Part?
“Growth is no longer a panacea”
Interview

“Growth is no longer a panacea”

With the slowdown in global growth, Africa is regarded as the last frontier for robust economic activity, but without this necessarily leading to a reduction in inequalities or poverty. This phenomenon, combined with climate issues, prompts us to devise alternative development models. An...
Gaël Giraud
How to reconcile climate and development in Mali?
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How to reconcile climate and development in Mali?

Even if populations in developing countries are aware of the climate challenge, they legitimately aspire to a better standard of living. A trade-off between climate and development is not an option. The challenge of the 21st century is consequently to define development trajectories that...
ID4D editorial staff
Green Fund: A promising mechanism to finance sustainable development?
Interview

Green Fund: A promising mechanism to finance sustainable development?

The aim of the Green Fund, a commitment made by industrialized countries at the Copenhagen Conference in 2009, is to help poor countries combat climate change. In 2014, it was allocated over USD 10bn for its first four years of activity. What is its added value compared to the other existing...
Pierre Forestier
‘What Goes Up, Must Come Down’: The Open Data Loop
Opinion

‘What Goes Up, Must Come Down’: The Open Data Loop

‘Open data’ has become a buzzword in the development community. The excitement rests largely on an assumption that our ability to collect increasingly large amounts of data will automatically improve the quality of aid programs. But as the well-worn quote from Einstein goes: Information is not...
Susannah Robinson
At COP21: A comprehensive, fair and realistic agreement?
Interview

At COP21: A comprehensive, fair and realistic agreement?

Adaptation, Resilience, Financing, Solidarity, Justice… are a few words which resonate in the climate negotiations. What issues need to be addressed by the major Climate Conference that will be held in Paris in December? Interview with Teresa Ribera, Director of Iddri.
Teresa Ribera
How marine fisheries can minimize climate impacts
Opinion

How marine fisheries can minimize climate impacts

Fish provides the main source of animal protein for a billion people. Demand is increasing and it is one of the most traded renewable resources in the world. In the coming decades, there will be severe disruptions to the geographical distribution of fish and ecosystem dynamics. This will have an...
Philippe Cury
SDGs: What are 17 goals in view of the planet's future?
Opinion

SDGs: What are 17 goals in view of the planet's future?

This autumn, the United Nations should once again demonstrate that whatever the grievances made towards it, it continues to be an engine for building international consensus on some major issues. This will be the case with the new “roadmap” for global development, the Sustainable Development...
Hubert de Milly, Philippe Orliange
Post-Ebola: What road towards recovery?
Opinion

Post-Ebola: What road towards recovery?

The Ebola outbreak had claimed the lives of more 11,000 people and has devastated entire communities at both an economic and psychosocial level, mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. There is a necessity to act upon the good intentions and circumstantial discourses, learn lessons and react.
Sandra Lhote-Fernandes
Researchers and Developers: Let’s reconcile the climate and development agendas together!
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Researchers and Developers: Let’s reconcile the climate and development agendas together!

According to the statistics of the International Organization for Migration, there are four times more displaced persons following climate disasters than following armed conflicts. This illustrates the close link between climate issues and development. It is for this reason that scientific...
Jean-Paul Moatti
To tackle climate change, we must change the development model of our economies
Opinion

To tackle climate change, we must change the development model of our economies

The challenges posed by climate change cannot be met without transforming the development model of our economies. To achieve this, we need to come up with solutions to finance that transformation process and, more generally, to support countries and local authorities towards the development and...
Pierre Forestier
Sustainable development: the challenges of climate finance
Opinion

Sustainable development: the challenges of climate finance

Pledges made by all States of the world since the COP15 have given rise to a new conception of financing that includes the climate risk. Climate finance aims at transforming the entire global financial system: a major challenge.
Pierre Ducret, Maria Scolan
Ebola, malaria and cholera: Complicit killers that need to be fought simultaneously
Opinion

Ebola, malaria and cholera: Complicit killers that need to be fought simultaneously

It is feared that the devastation wrought by the sudden and deadly resurgence of Ebola in West Africa will continue after the end of the epidemic. This is because in addition to the fact of taking lives, wreaking havoc and bringing down economies that are already fragile, the virus has also...
Sinan Khaddaj, Caty Forget
Innovating to protect nature: offset, a new source of financing?
Opinion

Innovating to protect nature: offset, a new source of financing?

The limited resources of national budgets and Official Development Assistance will not be sufficient to preserve habitats and key species in the South. Other sources of financing are consequently required. It has become essential to mobilize the private sector more in conservation trust funds and...
Guillaume Chiron
How the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture can prove its worth
Opinion

How the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture can prove its worth

The “Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture” could feed the international climate discussions. However, it needs to specify how it will be able to contribute to meeting the challenges of food security and climate change.
José Tissier
Agriculture in the face of climate uncertainty: Combination of adaptation and mitigation required
Opinion

Agriculture in the face of climate uncertainty: Combination of adaptation and mitigation required

In the run-up to COP21, and at a time when agriculture would finally appear to have its rightful place in the negotiations of the United Nations Framework Agreement on Climate Change, bringing together mitigation and adaptation is both a common sense solution based on the principles of ecological...
Emmanuel Torquebiau
Social value of carbon revealed
Opinion

Social value of carbon revealed

Carbon pricing is likely to be one of the ingredients of the climate agreement negotiated during COP21. In 1997, the Kyoto Protocol launched the festivities via an international CO2 emission allowance trading system. It gave rise to an international carbon price which serves as a reference today....
Renaud Bettin
Food security must be central to the Paris agreement
Opinion

Food security must be central to the Paris agreement

If nothing is done to fight against climate change, another 600 million will suffer from undernourishment by 2080*. Climate change threatens to undo the progress made in recent years in the fight against hunger and undernourishment. Food security and the fight against climate change are...
Peggy Pascal
Ensuring appropriate medical care for Ebola patients
Opinion

Ensuring appropriate medical care for Ebola patients

Ebola took both the international community and health systems in the affected countries by surprise. Faced with the level of urgency, all actors have done everything in their power to fight against the epidemic, allowing patients to be treated and caregivers to be protected. The international...
Jean-Jacques Eledjam
Let us also tackle the consequences of climate change!
Opinion

Let us also tackle the consequences of climate change!

The rise in sea levels, increase in periods of drought, escalation of episodes of violent rainfall… Climate change has a major impact on water resources in developing countries and thereby threatens their economies and their results achieved in terms of poverty reduction. The adoption of the SDGs...
Céline Gilquin
In the Mediterranean, no Climate-Smart Agriculture without Climate-Smart Policies
Opinion

In the Mediterranean, no Climate-Smart Agriculture without Climate-Smart Policies

The latest IPCC report indicates that in the Mediterranean, global warming already has and will have the impacts of reducing agricultural outputs, increasing extreme risks (droughts, heatwaves…) and significantly intensifying evapotranspiration: this means, for example, that there is a greater...
Zacharie Mechali
Africa will drive its sustainable development !
Interview

Africa will drive its sustainable development !

Many developing countries worry about mobilizing resources to finance their projects that respond to the climate change challenge. Do African countries have power in the allocation of climate finance? How can developing countries attract this Financing? Will the Green Fund “save”...
Tosi Mpanu Mpanu

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