Energy and Climate Change
Global warming continued to represent a central field of investigation, research and dialogue for IDDRI, whilst current political events converged with the themes of the climate programme. Besides the importance of the challenge posed by climate change, the potential responses to meet this challenge are emblematic of the environmental strategies drawn up in a context of uncertainty (scale of change, consequences, the impact of the measures envisaged, etc.). In this respect, the advancement of scientific expertise due to the IPCC, and progress in political governance under the UN FCCC, has taken climate change to the forefront of global environmental governance.
IDDRI has therefore structured its climate programme around four main focal areas:
- Global climate governance
- Towards a low-carbon society
- Climate and development policies
- Vulnerability, risk and adaptation
The Learning Platform on Climate Policies (LP) is IDDRI's climate programme's structuring project. It is an independent forum for the exchange of policy expertise and experiences between developed and developing countries.