Climate and Energy

According to the fifth report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the continuation of the current patterns of development would generate a global warming higher or equal to +4°C by the end of the century, the consequences of which would be unsustainable. Following the minimum recommendations of the scientific group, all States undertook to take collective action to limit global warming to below 2°C. In terms of carbon budget, this requires the limitation of emissions to less than 2 tCO2e per person by 2050, while developed countries are currently producing between 7 and 20 tCO2e per person. There is a huge gap to be bridged to reach this target: drastic changes and needed urgently.

The energy transition is one of the main levers of action to meet this global challenge. Energy is also at the heart of many other leading challenges, particularly the aim of providing access to energy for all by 2030 (40% of the world population does not have access to modern sources of energy), and also the ambition of many nations to maintain or enhance their energy security in a dual context of scarce resources and geopolitical tensions.

In this context, IDDRI has formulated proposals to speed up the establishment of:

  • a collective ambition and coordinated action at the international level to fight against climate change and adapt to its effects;
  • European policies to meet these challenges and to meet the objectives of growth, employment, innovation and energy security;
  • changes in actual trajectories at the local level.

IDDRI is strongly committed to these topics and is recognized internationally for its research, which includes the proposal of original, structuring and constructive approaches to discussions and recommendations for operational policy recommendations whenever needed by the political agenda.