Vivian DEPOUES, PhD
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Vivian DEPOUES, PhD

Project Manager - Adaptation to Climate Change

Vivian’s work focuses on the approaches of local actors to proactively adapt to climate changes and increase their resilience. He works with local authorities, utilities and public financial institutions.

 

Vivian holds a PhD from the University of Paris-Saclay, a master’s degree in environmental sciences from the University of Pierre and Marie Curie and a master’s degree in environmental policy from SciencesPo Paris. He conducted his PhD in partnership with ADEME, I4CE, SNCF and SNCF Réseau working on the adaptation of the French rail system and analyzing how large organizations deal with scientific knowledge on global changes and transform themselves to adapt to changes in the climate.

He also teaches at SciencesPo.

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Last contributions
  • 03/11/2022 Climate Report

    Ensuring sufficient means to adapt to climate change consequences in France: What are the costs?

    This study is a contribution to the French public debate. It aims at supporting the acceleration and concretization of climate change adaptation initiatives in this country. The study reviews 11 adaptation challenges such as the strengthening of civil protection, the reshaping of coastal areas or the protection of water resources. For each challenge, the study presents national budgetary decisions ready to make in the next Finance Bill that would complement existing actions and cost elements to feed the required arbitrations yet to be made.  
  • 25/11/2021 Climate Report

    Challenges to implementing adaptation on the ground- 5 case-studies in France

    In order to understand what public financial institutions can do, I4CE and Ramboll have analyzed 5 territorial projects, from the Vosges to the Dordogne, which are trying to meet the challenge of adaptation. Beyond their differences, each of the cases studied shows that adaptation requires, above all, dedicating time and resources to change the way projects are designed and carried out.
  • 25/11/2021 Climate Report

    Adaptation : Public financial institutions (also) have a role to play – a study based on the french example

    In this study, I4CE reviews the characteristics and areas of intervention of public financial institutions, which make them essential actors for adaptation. The study also reviews all of the Public Financial Institutions' business lines to determine their levers for action.
  • 30/06/2021 Climate Brief

    No adaptation without operational requirements and human resources

    Increasingly frequent heat waves, long droughts, coastal erosion and changing flood risks are all impacts of climate change that will be problematic for the French economy and society. How detrimental this impact will be, will largely depend on what we have anticipated. If we organise ourselves well, we will be able to ensure we make the best decisions for a collective management of risks, development and economic choices, better suited to changing climates. However, regardless of whether we choose to reduce the exposure and vulnerability of populations, facilities and activities upstream or accept an increased share of risk, we must be prepared. 
  • 15/03/2021 Climate Report

    Climate assessment of local authority budgets: methodological guide

    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.
  • 15/03/2021 Climate Report

    Climate assessment of local authority budgets: adaptation appendix

    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.
  • 15/03/2021 Climate Report

    Climate assessment of local authority budgets: mitigation appendix

    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.
  • 20/11/2020 Climate Brief

    Adaptation in the state budget

    While France must adapt to the unavoidable consequences of climate disruption, it is necessary to monitor the financial resources that the State devotes to it. However, as the Senate's Foresight Delegation pointed out in 2019, the issue of financing adaptation is characterised by a lack of clarity on the level of needs and the amounts allocated.
  • 04/11/2019 Climate Report

    Towards an alternative approach in finance to climate risks: taking uncertainties fully into account

    It is no easy task to take climate risks – transition risks and physical risks – into account in financial management practices. As this note shows from the example of banking activities, the intrinsic characteristics of these risks – which are long-term and cannot be assigned a probability and for which there are no historical […]
  • 27/06/2019 Blog post

    Heat wave, stop being surprised, let’s invest better

    June 2019, the heat wave that affects France and part of Europe takes centre stage. However, we should be less and less surprised by this type of weather event which, with climate change, is becoming more and more common. To see this, take a look at the ClimatHD portal put online by Météo France to disseminate the main climate projections in France.
  • 11/07/2018 Blog post

    I4CE supports Tunisia in its carbon pricing strategy

    I4CE has designed a capacity building programme to facilitate the implementation of carbon pricing policies in Tunisia.
  • 08/12/2017 Climate Brief

    COP23: The Paris Agreement warms up before the big 2018 game

    COP23 was held from 6 to 18 November 2017 in Bonn, Germany. The conference had to demonstrate that despite recent political challenges, the new governance structure established by the Paris Agreement on climate could maintain the necessary momentum to achieve an ambitious low-carbon transition. Three main outcomes were expected from COP23:   (1) assess the […]
  • 20/07/2017 Blog post

    Case study: adaptation of the French railway system

    Released in the scientific journal Climatic Change. Organisational uptake of scientific knowledge and adaptation of infrastructure Future development and renewal of transport infrastructures have to take into account how the effects of climate change will affect these complex sociotechnical systems. This article aims at understanding how to raise this issue to ensure an efficient and […]
  • 13/12/2016 Climate Brief

    COP22 in Marrakech: a push for accelerated action by 2018

    Adopted in 2015 at COP21, the Paris Agreement defines ambitious objectives to orient countries towards developing low-carbon and climate-resilient economies, shifting to a carbon-neutral global economy before the end of the century. It establishes a multilateral cooperation framework governed on the basis of both national and voluntary contributions of States and the initiatives of non-State actors. Yet, […]
  • 08/01/2016 Special issues

    Scientific Brief for the LPAA

    Scientific Brief on the implications of local and regional jurisdictions for mitigation and adaptation to climate change: How can they enhance engagement of their constituents? State of science and focus on economic and financial tools.
  • 18/12/2015 Climate Brief

    COP21 – a successful ‘end of the beginning

    The Paris Agreement provides a clear signal and a solid framework for climate action. Balanced and ambitious in its objectives – including full decarbonization of the global economy before the end of the century – it has all the conditions to encourage everyone to do more. In establishing a new international climate change regime, the […]
  • 10/12/2015 Climate Report

    The adaptation of cities to climate change

    Cities and urban areas are particularly affected because of their geographical location and the large share of the population and economic activities they bring together. This Climate Report provides a synthetic and problematized review of the literature on climate change adaptation at the urban scale, the tools and resources available to cities to implement strategies […]
  • 20/10/2015 ClimasCOPe

    Climate Change Adaptation

    Heading towards the 2015 Paris international Climate Conference (COP21), I4CE, in partnership with ADEME, the French Environment and Energy Management Agency, releases ClimasCOPe # 5 on climate change adaptation ClimasCOPe # 5 focuses on the place of climate change adaptation in the climate action. After an editorial titled « COP 21: a new approach and […]
  • 30/06/2015

    On the mobilization of non-state actors for the climate action

    Heading towards the 2015 Paris international Climate Conference (COP21), I4CE, in partnership with ADEME, the French Environment and Energy Management Agency, publishes a ClimasCOPe # 4 aiming to shed some light on the challenges of international climate negotiations. ClimasCOPe # 4 is focused on the challenge of the mobilization of non-state actors in the climate […]
  • 17/06/2015 Climate Report

    Mitigating climate change and waste recycling: household packaging case study

    • The waste sector has consistently poor visibility when it comes to GHG inventories. Its true impact can only be understood through a comprehensive life-cycle assessment methodology. It is only then that the actual effectiveness of waste prevention and recycling in mitigating GHG  emissions becomes clear. • This Climate Report examines the principle of Extended Producer […]
  • 14/06/2015

    Climate Report n° 50 « Mitigating climate change and waste recycling: household packaging case study »

    • The waste sector has consistently poor visibility when it comes to GHG  inventories. Its true impact can only be understood through a comprehensive life-cycle assessment methodology. It is only then that the actual effectiveness of waste prevention and recycling in mitigating GHG  emissions becomes clear. • This Climate Report examines the principle of Extended Producer Responsibility […]

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