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.

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