Development press review  October 2017
Development news

Development press review October 2017

From the alarming rise of child mortality to the problem of girl education around the world, review of development news of October 2017 with a selection of articles, opinion columns and reports, in French and in English.
ID4D editorial staff
Climate services: An underestimated development driver
Interview

Climate services: An underestimated development driver

French development actors are relatively unaware of climate services. Yet they make a major contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to disaster risk reduction.
Philippe Roudier
Carbon pricing corridors: the solution for reconciling climate and development?
Opinion

Carbon pricing corridors: the solution for reconciling climate and development?

Putting a value on carbon emissions reductions is a necessity, in both the North and the South. To take up this challenge, the commission headed by Joseph Stiglitz and Lord Nicholas Stern promotes the set-up of carbon pricing corridors.
Gaël Giraud, Oskar Lecuyer, Baptiste Perrissin Fabert
Innovative financing for protected areas in Africa: where does the innovation lie?
Opinion

Innovative financing for protected areas in Africa: where does the innovation lie?

Biodiversity is increasingly under threat on the African continent. In the face of this danger, IDDRI researchers Renaud Lapeyre and Yann Laurans promote a contractual approach to the financing and management of protected areas in Africa.
Yann Laurans, Renaud Lapeyre
Renewable energies in China: From a proactive political approach to bottlenecks in the field
Opinion

Renewable energies in China: From a proactive political approach to bottlenecks in the field

The deployment of renewable energies in China is driven by an ambitious political will. But the technical and regulatory barriers are many, leading to curtailment. A paradox also faced by Germany.
Marion Afriat, Charlotte Vailles, Sébastien Postic
Development press review   June 2017
Development news

Development press review June 2017

From development inequalities in Africa to the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement announced by Trump, a review of recent development news with a selection of articles, opinion columns and reports, in French and in English.
ID4D editorial staff
Immunization coverage: innovating differently with the private sector
Opinion

Immunization coverage: innovating differently with the private sector

Delivering vaccines by drone in isolated areas, planning supply schedules thanks to mobile and satellite technologies… The private sector offers innovative solutions to extend immunization coverage in developing countries.
Seth Berkley
International development press review - April 2017
Development news

International development press review - April 2017

From the return of famine in Africa to cuts in U.S. official development assistance, a review of recent development news with a selection of articles, opinion columns and reports, in English and in French.
ID4D editorial staff
Energy efficiency of buildings is at the heart of efforts to tackle climate change
Interview

Energy efficiency of buildings is at the heart of efforts to tackle climate change

The Global Program for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (PEEB) aims to create a new international facility dedicated to energy efficiency in buildings, for developing and emerging countries.
Fabrice Juquois
How to expand health insurance coverage in Sub-Saharan Africa?
Opinion

How to expand health insurance coverage in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Defining a method of reimbursement, improving the quality of healthcare… To expand health coverage in Africa, especially to the informal sector, the health insurance systems of Sub-Saharan African countries must be rethought.
Aurore Lambert, Eneida Del Hierro
Global climate governance: the role of the commons paradigm
Interview

Global climate governance: the role of the commons paradigm

Climate change is a global issue that cannot be managed exclusively at the local or national level. To devise and develop a more ambitious global climate governance, the commons paradigm can be a precious tool.
Amy Dahan-Dalmedico
Rethinking nutritional policies in developing countries taking into account the double burden of malnutrition
Opinion

Rethinking nutritional policies in developing countries taking into account the double burden of malnutrition

In developing countries, in addition to the continuing problem of undernutrition, there are now major issues linked to overnutrition and associated illnesses. Nutritional policies must take into account this double burden of malnutrition.
Stéphane Besançon, Hélène Delisle, Marion Nestle
Tailoring carbon taxes to emerging countries’ circumstances
Opinion

Tailoring carbon taxes to emerging countries’ circumstances

The decarbonisation strategy of emerging countries is key to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement. Amongst other carbon pricing policies, implementing carbon taxes is gaining wider acceptance.
Manasvini Vaidyula, Marion Afriat, Lara Dahan
Sovereign Green Bonds: a symbolic act or a binding commitment?
Opinion

Sovereign Green Bonds: a symbolic act or a binding commitment?

For France, resorting to green finance and issuing sovereign green bonds – as announced in September 2016 – is a strong political signal, indicating that environmental issues are becoming a top national priority.
Igor Shishlov
Protected areas in africa: “efforts need to especially focus on governance”
Interview

Protected areas in africa: “efforts need to especially focus on governance”

In 2012, IUCN launched the Green List of protected areas. Geoffroy Mauvais, coordinator of PAPACO (Program on African Protected Areas & Conservation) explains how it creates a reference model on how to manage these protected areas.
Geoffroy Mauvais
A path to sustainable agriculture : feedback from Uruguay
Opinion

A path to sustainable agriculture : feedback from Uruguay

In Uruguay, the pilot phase of the Agricultural Transformation Pathways (ATP) initiative has worked on defining development pathways for a more sustainable agriculture and a radical transformation of the agricultural system.
Marie-Hélène Schwoob
Climate change: “Negative emissions” to the rescue
Opinion

Climate change: “Negative emissions” to the rescue

Almost a year after the Paris Agreement, we have to look at the various means that allow us to address the climate challenge. Thibault Laconde reviews the zero emission target which opens up a new scope for action: the production of negative emissions.
Thibault Laconde
GDP growth or meet the climate commitments? We have to make a choice!
Opinion

GDP growth or meet the climate commitments? We have to make a choice!

Basing himself on the Kaya equation, Gaël Giraud demonstrate that if the international community wants to meet the climatic objectives before 2050, it needs to question the GDP growth imperative.
Gaël Giraud
Concerted water management: The example of the River Senegal
Interview

Concerted water management: The example of the River Senegal

The River Senegal, the 9th longest river in Africa, 1,641 km-long, and second longest in West Africa, is of vital importance for its basin. Irrigation, dams, fishing, water supply for cities… Since 1972, it has been collectively managed by the countries it crosses: Guinea, Mali, Senegal and...
Kabiné Komara
“Tourism is part of Morocco’s path towards sustainable development”
Interview

“Tourism is part of Morocco’s path towards sustainable development”

The Kingdom of Morocco is leading an ambitious plan to develop renewable energies and is also supporting “sustainable” tourism in all its forms. These are concrete commitments which involve financial incentives to build in an environmentally friendly manner, as well as a water supply specially...
Hatim El Gharbi
“With MOOCs, we can certainly revolutionize access to knowledge in Africa”
Interview

“With MOOCs, we can certainly revolutionize access to knowledge in Africa”

In October 2015, IUCN’s Program on African Protected Areas & Conservation (PAPACO) put online the first MOOC on protected areas management for students and professionals in Africa. This innovative experience has been a great success and is expected to continue with the development of a...
Geoffroy Mauvais
Hydrogen vehicles: A step further for the climate?
Interview

Hydrogen vehicles: A step further for the climate?

The Swiss Aaqius Group aims to decarbonize mobility with its hydrogen cartridges. Is this a further step towards the green revolution? An interview with Jean-Baptiste Dementhon, Vice-President-Technology at Aaqius.
Jean-Baptiste Dementhon
Why sexual and reproductive health and rights are drivers for development
Opinion

Why sexual and reproductive health and rights are drivers for development

The violation of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) damages the life paths of millions of women and societies. Priority should be given to two dimensions in order to work effectively for these SRHR: a focus on youth and teenage girls and work on social standards.
Aurélie Gal-Régniez
Oil: “Prices have returned to a level close to their historical average”
Interview

Oil: “Prices have returned to a level close to their historical average”

The price of oil has been falling since mid-2014, production overcapacities are becoming increasingly widespread, and analysts do not seem to anticipate a reversal of the trend. An interview with Frédéric Baule, who has 35 years of experience in the oil industry. Currently a consultant and...
Frédéric Baule