COP 21

The Trump administration: from climate Scylla to energy Charybdis

It was expected that the Trump administration would not waste time in implementing his campaign promises. In fact, within a few months, a handful of decisions are breaking down regulatory provisions that would have helped the United States meet the energy and climate challenges of the coming decades. Under the guise of restoring optimal conditions [...]

By |June 8th, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The first major green finance shift?

A little less than a year after the COP21 was held in Paris, two major French banks, Société Générale and Crédit Agricole, announced today that they would from now on stop funding coal mines and coal-fired power plants worldwide. This decision was made in the wake of the Carbon Finance Day that will be held [...]

By |October 27th, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , , , |

Climate change is an opportunity for our country… What about you?

Climate change and 2°-scenarios often conjure up the idea of natural catastrophe, human dramas and a painful toll to pay, in order to face the consequences of our impact on our planet. As such, it is sometimes rather refreshing to hear few notes of discord in a symphony that too few people are listening to. [...]

By |November 24th, 2015|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , , , , |

India: were renewable targets just a smokescreen?

Few weeks ago, we were saluting the commitment of India to implement a challenging energy policy that would lead to a 40%-share of renewables in the power mix by 2030, compared to 12% in 2014. That was packaged in very nice words to wrap it up, such as: “India has a long history and tradition [...]

By |November 20th, 2015|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , , |

Comparison of global emission levels resulting from the INDCs in 2025 and 2030 with other trajectories


Comparison of global emission levels resulting from the intended nationally determined contributions in 2025 and 2030 with pre-INDC reference scenarios and 2 °C scenarios. If countries uphold their commitments (as currently stated), growth of greenhouse gas emissions will slow, but not enough to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius.

Source: UNFCCC. Synthesis report on the [...]

By |November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Graph Analysis|Tags: , , , , |