• Thomas Spencer Thomas Spencer a rejoint l’Iddri en 2011. Depuis 2008, il collabore avec plusieurs instituts  …
  • Olivier Boucher Olivier Boucher is a CNRS Research Director affiliated with the Laboratoire de météorologie dynamique (Institut Pierre Simon Laplace)  …
  • Hélène Benveniste Hélène Benveniste works as project manager and research engineer at the Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL) on an expertise  …

4 rue de chevreuse
75006 Paris 27th of October 2015

A session of the monthly seminar 'Développement durable et économie de l'environnement'

at Reid Hall - from 12:30 to 2:00 pm

While the currently submitted national pledges to a global climate agreement do not yet put the world on track to limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius, they imply an unprecedented acceleration and consolidation of action against climate change in major economies around the world. Moreover, they can serve as an entry point for the deep low-carbon transformation, if augmented by mechanisms to strengthen and broaden policy commitments in the near future. This is shown by an elaborate report published by a consortium of 16 research institutes. The scientists and economists provide a detailed analysis of the processes required to implement the intended nationally determined contributions (so called INDCs), in major economies and at the global level in aggregate, and their potential for keeping the 2 degrees goal within reach. 

This analysis of INDCs is funded by the European Commission and comprises leading research teams from Brazil, China, Japan, India, the United States and the European Union. Investigating the concrete implications of INDCs for the low-carbon transformations until and beyond 2030, from energy systems, buildings, transport, and industry, it therefore complements the upcoming cutting-edge assessments by UNFCCC and UNEP of the impact of INDCs on global emissions and the global temperature goal.

In the run-up to the COP21, Thomas Spencer will address the innovative methodology adopted in the report to reveal the INDC’s potential, an approach that enabled a precise and granular diagnosis of what INDCs imply at the sectorial level. And he will be presenting the main key cross-cutting messages offered in the report.

As part of French experts analysing INDCs, Hélène Benveniste and Olivier Boucher will respond to the presentation and will address their assessments of the INDCs and their impacts on emissions’ trajectories.