While climate change is already producing devastating effects, climate negotiations so far have been largely unsuccessful.
Health / Environment
Health issues have attracted the attention of IFRI: dynamics of epidemics, resilience of health systems, role of states, international organizations and NGOs.
Environmental issues are intimately linked to health issues, as well as the evolution of energy consumption policies and regulation. Climate issues are increasingly present in the international debate, as testify the Paris Conference in 2015.
Fragility Factors and Reconciliation Needs in Forest Guinea L’Afrique en questions, No. 20, March 2015
In December 2013 the first Ebola cases surfaced in Guéckedou district, near the Liberian and Sierra Leon borders in the Forest Region of Guinea. The outbreak quickly spread from Forest Guinea to the rest of the country and, through the borders, to neighbouring countries. It took three...
At the beginning of 2014, Japan experienced the deadliest volcanic eruption on its territory in over a century. The unpredictable nature of the event reignited fears of the risks of nuclear power plants.
Fake medicines trafficking in West Africa: Supply chains and distribution networks (Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana) Notes de l'Ifri, December 2014
On December 13, 2013, in response to an Interpol initiative, the first ever African Conference on pharmaceutical crime was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Its final communiqué declared the intention of 20 countries to reinforce the struggle against the production of counterfeit drugs.
From 2020 to 2030, from Copenhagen to Paris: a mindset change for the European Climate Policy? Actuelles de l'Ifri, December 2014
The European Councils of March 2007 and October 2014 have defined the major guidelines of the European climate policy for the 2010-2020 and 2020-2030 decades. These commitments have then been used as negotiation roadmaps for two major conferences on climate held under the United-Nations...
International Health Cooperation Abolished by Ebola? Politique étrangère, Vol. 79, No. 4, Winter 2014
Since 1976, there have been twenty-five recorded epidemics of the Ebola virus. The 2014 outbreak is the most serious.
One reason Ebola has been so difficult to contain is that it emerged in countries marked by poverty and violence.
Russia, as the fourth largest greenhouse-gas emitter in the world, and a major supplier of fossil fuels causing these emissions, played a decisive role in the enforcement of the Kyoto Protocol, the main instrument of global climate policy so far.
"Green Economy": Opportunities and Constraints for Russian Companies Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 79, August 2014
The article explores the importance of a transition to a “green economy” for Russia, as well as the potential opportunities and constraints for its national businesses.
Réduire la taille des portions : Les guerres alimentaires aux États-Unis Potomac Paper, No. 19, July 2014
At times of TTIP negotiations, the American food industry frightens the Europeans. Having elaborated marketing practices and also unhealthy foodstuffs, it is largely kept responsible for obesity epidemic which strikes the United States since the 1980s. however, the American civil society...
What tools can we design to address and manage global environmental issues? How effective are the ones that exist today? The third issue of the Health & Environment Reports will take up such questions through the study of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)<...>
The Global Fight Against Avian Influenza: Lessons for the management of health and environmental crises.
Where are we now in the fight against the avian influenza (AI) pandemic? While the disease is not making the headlines as it used to, the fight continues, both on the ground and in specialised institutional circles. The second study of Ifri"s Health&Environment programme<...>
Impacting health, the environment and global governance. The challenges of taking a security approach.
Through the bringing together of experts from the health and the environment field, "Impacting health, the environment and global governance. The challenges of taking a security approach." will stimulate a high level and interdisciplinary debate on the potential impacts of...
Local Momentum for Global Governance: The Management of Industrial Accidents and Transboundary Water Pollution. The Baia Mare Cyanide Spill, Romania 2000.
How should we manage cases of transborder industrial pollution? The results of the first case study of the Health&Environment programme will be presented during a closed discussion seminar, with Pr. Bernard Barraqué as a discussant (AgroParisTech - ENGREF).