Planning for the transition

Webinars - By : Louise KESSLER, PhD

Time : Friday, 11th November, 09.00 10.00 (Paris time)

Location: French Pavilion and online

Organizing: ADEME, I4CE, IDDRI

The transition to a low-carbon and resilient economy requires such significant structural shifts that there is a general consensus on the need to develop transition plans at all governance levels.  



Indeed, since 2021, the concept of transition plans has finally become the essential concept for both state- and non-state actors to address the challenges of decarbonization : governments, corporates, financial institutions have embarked on the development of plans to organize and facilitate the transition “on the ground”.  


Still, the articulation of transition plans between sectors, companies, financial institutions and public actors needs to be improved to effectively decarbonize the real economy. 


Moderator: ADEME


Part 1: Presentations 

  • From component’s transparency to effective transition plans, linked to NDCs   
  1. Anatole Metais-Grollier and Elsa Chony, ADEME) 
  • Planning for the transition at the national level 
    • Lessons from company transition plans (Yann Briand, IDDRI) 
    • Financing plans for the transition (Louise Kessler, I4CE)


Part 2: Panel 

  • 1 or 2 government representatives (TBC: 1 EU country + 1 non-EU country); 
  • 1 financial institution representative (GFANZ); 
  • 1 industry representative (cement, aluminium or steel); 
  • 1 sectoral analyst of World Benchmarking Alliance WBA (transport focus).


11 Nov 2022

Planning for the transition

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