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Mapping financial flows dedicated to climate change action and the energy transition

The Landscape of climate finance maps financial flows in favor of climate and the broader energy transition in France. The analysis of the flows allows an assessment of which actors conduct these investments and how they finance different types of projects.


Analyze the distribution of climate investment in the areas of the energy transition

The 2016 landscape report is composed of an executive summary, an analysis and six sector-focused chapters:

  • building,
  • transport,
  • industry,
  • agriculture and forests,
  • centralized energy production and networks,
  • research and development.

The principal findings demonstrate that €32 bn of investment contributed to climate mitigation in France in 2014 and 2015. This represents 10% of the current annual investment in France. The results by sectors are

  • €12,8bn in energy efficiency, principally in buildings
  • €6,5bn in renewable energy
  • €10,6bn in sustainable transport infrastructure
  • To this, an additional €2,1bn was invested in nuclear power plants.

The full-text English version will be available in mid-August.



Project Manager - Climate investment

Hadrien Hainaut is the current project manager of the Landscape of climate finance. He works on the collection and treatment of public data on energy and climate investments in France. His research provides the French public and private finance sector with an integrated approach to the tools and intermediaries of low-carbon capital formation. Prior to I4CE, Hadrien operated as a consultant on energy and climate policies at Futur Facteur 4 (Pierre Radanne) and I Care Environment. He developed and implemented innovative modelling tools to support the public debate on long-term energy policy planning in France. Hadrien holds a master degree in Environment, sustainable development and risk management from the Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences-Po).


Program Director - Financial Institutions

Ian Cochran is Program Director – Financial Institutions. He coordinates the public-interest think tank’s work on investment, climate and decision-making support. Ian has worked in the area of climate and environmental policy for close to a decade, focusing his expertise on the mainstreaming of climate-change related issues into decision making and institutional governance. He currently supports his team’s work on a broad range of investment-related issues, including the role of public financial institutions in the low-carbon transition; the environmental integrity of financial products; climate risk perception by financial actors; international and national climate-related financial flows; and the alignment of development finance and long-term climate change objectives.

Ian holds a PhD in economics from Université Paris-Dauphine (France), a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) from Sciences-Po Paris (France) and a BA in Policy Studies from the Syracuse University Maxwell School of Public Affairs (USA). Before joining I4CE, Ian worked at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. In 2015 served as a co-reporter on the French Presidential Commission on Innovative Climate Finance “Mission Canfin-Grandjean.” Ian lectures in master-level programs at Sciences-Po Paris and Université Paris-Dauphine.

TAGS: climate finance, climate investment, landscape, sectors, transition, transport