Towards low carbon and resilient societies
About the programme
Understanding of climate change issues and the nature of the responses required has evolved considerably in recent years, particularly as a result of scientific advances. It is now clear that massive changes are needed very quickly in order to move towards a decarbonised economy and to enable the world population to adress the effects of climate change.
However, there is still a large gap between the actual pace of change and the necessary level of ambition. Domestic implementation may be hindered by the fear of being unable to reconcile climate policies with economic and social priorities, and people must also be convinced that they are part of an inevitable global movement.
IDDRI seeks to create the conditions for an ambitious and fair response to the challenges of climate change.
To do so, it operates at both the international climate governance level and in the implementation of the transition, working with sectors and with policymakers, to ensure that one informs the other, and vice versa.
In terms of international governance, its capacities are direc at the interactions between science and policy and at the operationalisation of the Paris Agreement in the broad sense.
Regarding the implementation of the transition, IDDRI focuses on the political economy of the changes to be made in the major economic structures, and supports the search for collective solutions, especially in the region in which it is located: the European Union.
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