Climate - COP 21
In the run up to the international climate conference (COP 21) which will be held in Paris in December 2015, the Ifri Centre for Energy contributes to the debate on climate change policies and on the way the international negotiations are structured.
In the first place, the Ifri Centre for Energy gathers with CDC Climat Research to organize jointly a series of “Climate Breakfast Roundtables" with economic decision-makers (public authorities, private companies, investors, etc...). These events aim at promoting a better understanding of the key challenges of these international negotiations, by shedding light on the latest progresses and on the commitments taken by the different countries. Each roundtable is structured around the intervention of a representative of a country involved in the process of these international negotiations. The speaker presents the domestic climate policies and elaborates on the country’s stances in the negotiation, before opening discussions with the attendees.
Climate Breakfast Roundtables hosted to date:
- 22 July 2015: Dr Roberto Dondisch Glowinski, Director General for Global Issues - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
"Towards COP21: Mexico's Perspective"
- 3 july 2015: Matt Rodriquez, Secretary for Environmental Protection - California Environmental Protection Agency "Towards COP21: California Perspective"
- 20 May 2015: Dr Yetti Rusli, Senior Advisor to the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Republic of Indonesia "Towards COP21: Indonesia's Perspective"
- 5 March 2015: Pr He Jiankun, Vice Chairman of the National Experts Panel on Climate Change "Towards COP21: China's Perspective"
- 28 November 2014: M. Jai-chul CHOI, Ambassador for Climate Change of the Republic of Korea “Towards COP21 : South Korea’s Perspective”
- 28 October 2014: Dr Gordon de Brouwer, Secretary of the Australian Department of the Environment “Climate Change : Australian Domestic Policy Response”
In addition, the Ifri Centre for Energy publishes a new series of short papers to provide insight on the stakes of the negotiation for the different parties and on the key expectations towards the Paris Conference in 2015.
List of recent publications:
Looking Ahead to COP21: What Korea has done and what Korea should do, Actuelles de l'Ifri, Suh-Yong Chung, juin 2015
Japan's Energy and Climate Policy: Towards Dispelling the Uncertainties, Note de l'Ifri, Sylvie Cornot-Gandolphe et Carole Mathieu, juin 2015
China's Coming of Age on Climate Change. Just in time for Paris?, Note de l'Ifri, Aurélie Faure Schuyer et John Seaman, mai 2015
Road to Paris: What Would Be a Successful Outcome for COP21?, Edito Energie, Carole Mathieu, avril 2015
Carbon Risk and the Fossil Fuel Industry, Actuelles de l'Ifri, Carole Mathieu, avril 2015
From 2020 to 2030, from Copenhagen to Paris: a mindset change for the European climate policy?, Actuelles de l’Ifri, Carole Mathieu, December 2014
- Mobilisation en vue de la COP21 : quand le défi climatique se change en opportunité (in French only), Edito Energie, Carole Mathieu, October 2014