Chloé BOUTRONResearch fellow- Economics
Chloé joined I4CE in 2021. She principally works on international experiences with green budgeting and explores the possibility to include social considerations in these types of exercises.
She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a M.A. in Political Science and from the University of London with a B.Sc. in Economics. Her academic focus was on international political economy and on environmental policy.
Before joining I4CE, Chloé worked as a research assistant on public opinion on carbon taxation in Canada and on the processes that led to the implementation of the French carbon tax. Besides, she has been involved in several GHG accounting projects and has taught classes on topics such as international conflict resolution.
The economic implications of the transition to a low-carbon and resilient economyLong term national climate strategies, such as Long-Term Strategies (LTS) published to the UNFCCC, are key documents developed by governments to envision the transition to a low-carbon and climate resilient economy at the 2050 (or later) time-horizon. As of the beginning of COP 27 in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, on November 2022, 55 countries had submitted an LTS to the UNFCCC, answering renewed calls for countries to develop such strategies at COP 26. It is expected that additional LTS will be published shortly.
Turn green budgets into green AND social budgets?Number of climate public policies have social impacts, and conversely. To foster the consideration of these joint climate and social effects in the development of public policies, actors are calling to turn the increasingly popular climate budget tagging exercises into climate AND social budget tagging exercises. Is it a good idea? Chloé Boutron and Solène Metayer, who attempted the exercise, are sharing their insights.