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The episode of the yellow vests has highlighted the heart of the problem that climate action must solve: the State cannot simply set the rules and impose the path, it must also accompany households and businesses in the low-carbon transition. Accompanying means offering low-carbon mobility alternatives, for example, or financially supporting building renovations and the production of low-carbon energy. And this transition will only be fully successful if it satisfies a double imperative: fairness in the efforts required of everyone and efficiency in the use of public funds. (...)

In 2015, France pioneered requirements for climate-related disclosure from financial institutions, asking them to explain their strategy for integrating climate-related risks and for contributing to the achievement of the Paris Agreement objectives and the French national low-carbon strategy. Three years of implementation yielded mixed results and requirements are in the course of being updated in France (through the implementing decree of article 29 of the Energy and Climate Act) and in Europe (through the SFDR and other legal acts). (...)

For local governments, it is when expenditures are debated that it is possible to question them and to channel them towards the climate transition. That’s why I4CE and its partners co-constructed a common and shared methodology to assess a local budget according climate issues. More information on this project is available at this link.   Assessing adaptation in the […] (...)

Le Panorama des financements climat recense les dépenses d’investissement en faveur du climat en France, décrit quels porteurs de projets les réalisent et retrace comment ces opérations sont financées. Les résultats sont comparés d’une année à l’autre, ainsi qu’aux estimations d’investissements nécessaires pour atteindre les objectifs de réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de […] (...)

thumbnail of 2019 State of the EU ETS Report

Following the 2018 review of the European carbon market- the EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS)- and the significant increase in the price of allowances, many stakeholders made the assumption that it was “fit for purpose” until 2030. However, the EU ETS needs to evolve as it adapts to new developments such as the implementation of […] (...)

Pour une meilleure coordination des politiques énergie-climat à travers le règlement sur la gouvernance de l’Union de l’énergie.   A la suite d’un résumé pour décideurs en avril 2018, I4CE et Enerdata publient l’ensemble de leur étude. Le rapport analyse les interactions entre les politiques énergie-climat de l’UE et propose des options politiques pour atténuer […] (...)

For a better coordination of climate and energy policies through the regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union.    Following a policy brief in April 2018, I4CE and Enerdata publish the full study. The report analyzes interactions between EU energy and climate policies and proposes policy options to mitigate counteractive interactions and meet an […] (...)

Adopted in 2015 at COP21, the Paris Agreement triggered new momentum in the fight against climate change and confirmed the global target of limiting the rise of global mean temperature to 1.5-2°C compared to the preindustrial period. Among the objectives, the central role finance has to play in order to achieve this transition has been […] (...)