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Henri Waisman is the coordinator of the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) within the Climate Program at IDDRI since December 2013.
After graduating from the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) of Lyon in physical sciences, he joined the CIRED (Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement) in 2005 where he conducted modeling work for the analysis of socio-economic impacts of energy and climate issues. He obtained a PhD in economics of the environment from EHESS (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales) in April 2012 for his study of the relationship between carbon pricing, constraints on oil markets and spatial organisation of urban systems in the context of ambitious climate policies.
The Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project, launched under the auspices of the UN-Secretariat General, includes 31 institutions and research centers from 12 countries/regions playing a key role in the issue of climate change. It is organised around a modeling exercise conducted by 12 teams (one in each country) preparing ambitious national decarbonisation trajectories in order to assess potential barriers and levers in each related national policies as well as policy instruments to be mobilized in support of this transition. In close relationship with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), Henri Waisman works on the structure, follow-up and completion of the project in view of the Heads of State Climate Summit convened by UN Secretary General in September 2014 in New York and of the Paris Conference of the Parties in December 2015.