Background and issues

The Paris Agreement, adopted at the COP 21, marks the entry into a new era of global cooperation on climate change based on the principles of self-determination, universality and solidarity. Climate negotiations should now work towards establishing a common set of rules and procedures to ensure the robustness, effectiveness and the irreversible nature of the new climate regime with a view to upholding the commitment made in 2015 : strengthening climate change action by regularly reviewing collective and individual national ambitions to achieve the common goal of limiting the global average temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

Research objectives

The aim of this project is to support international climate negotiations – especially under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) – by creating dedicated forums for discussion between specialists and negotiators from different key countries and proposing potential policy solutions to accelerate the transition of economies towards a more resilient, low-carbon future. It will also promote the regular review of national climate commitments by taking the perspective of long-term structural transformation of the economy.


  • June 30 & July 1, 2021: Closed experts workshop on climate-biodiversity linkages:"Ensuring a net zero and biodiversity positive future: Key steps for 2021 and beyond"
  • April 19, 2021: Closed experts workshop "India-EU Track-II Dialogue" organized in partnership with the Indian think tank TERI, the European Climate Foundation, and Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)
  • February 9 & 10, 2021: Closed experts workshop on "Aligning high climate and biodiversity ambitions in 2021 and beyond" organized in partnership with  ECF, Post 2020 framework, Expertise France
  • February 2, 2021: Closed expert workshop on the Science and Governance of Emerging Approaches to Climate Change: "Risks, Challenges and Opportunities of Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) and Solar Modification (SRM) organized in partnership with C2G 

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