IDDRI

IDDRI's Biodiversity Platform: better preparing for COP 15

The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) and the French Agency for Biodiversity (AFB) are co-organizing, on a regular basis (every three months or so) until COP 15, moments to decipher and appropriate international news relating to biodiversity: the "Biodiversity 2020 Platform". What is the objective? To enable stakeholders to

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The challenge of adapting to climate change

Créée il y a un an à l’initiative des Pays-Bas, la Commission mondiale sur l’adaptation (Global Commission on Adaptation) avait pour objectif implicite de faire progresser la visibilité politique de la question de l’adaptation au changement climatique, et par conséquent d’accélérer le rythme des actions destinées à la préparation aux

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Should the Amazon be reforested?

While the flames are far from being brought under control and the fires continue to ravage the forests in the Amazon (but also in Central Africa, Siberia and Indonesia), there are already a growing number of announcements and initiatives to prepare for the "aftermath". This article by Yann Laurans, Frédéric Amiel and

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durable development

A new general manager at IDDRI

The Board of Directors appoints Sébastien Treyer as IDDRI's Chief Executive Officer. The Board of Directors of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), which met on Tuesday 18 December, appointed Sébastien Treyer as the Institute's Director General. He was chosen after a

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digital and ecology

Making the digital transition an accelerator of the ecological transition

A "Digital and Environment" White Paper of 26 proposals has just been presented on Monday 19 March to the Secretaries of State Brune Poirson (ecology) and Mounir Mahjoubi (digital). Objective: to launch the debate among public players to put the potential for digital transformation at the service of the ecological transition. It is published

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biodiversity

Artificialization of land: in order to tax it, it must be well defined.

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France has long been alarmed at the artificialization of a department every ten years. However, we are still far from putting an end to it, as the President of the Republic pledged during his election campaign. This is why we must welcome the return of this issue to the political agenda, at the same time as it is being discussed in the European Parliament.

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sustainable consumption

Sustainable production and consumption

The objective of sustainable development commits States to adopt production and consumption policies compatible with sustainable development. How can we think about this imperative? How can we approach sustainable consumption and production twenty years after Rio? Have we really moved from managing scarcity to integration?

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biodiversity and artificialisation

Artificialization of land: biodiversity at risk!

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Urbanisation gained on natural or cultivated areas, expansion of industrial or commercial infrastructures, roads, car parks, ... all contribute to a complete and often irreversible change in land use. Few people are aware of this, but France is particularly affected by this phenomenon, which leads to the loss of biodiversity and farms.

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biodiversity

The high seas, a new subject of negotiation for the international community, according to IDDRI

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Three months after the Paris conference that led to the adoption of a climate agreement, the international community is embarking on a new project: the development of a binding legal instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (Beyond National Jurisdiction). While the

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Oceans

Oceans look forward to COP21

Au sein de la communauté océan, rassemblant scientifiques, ONG et représentants du secteur privé, on attend la COP21 avec impatience. Depuis plusieurs mois, on se consulte, on s’organise, on s’associe et on prépare publications et évènements qui, on l’espère, auront un impact décisif sur les négociations. Car le lien entre

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climate variability

Climate Change: Active Scientific Mobilisation

As negotiators prepare an agreement text for COP21, which is expected to establish a new climate regime, the international scientific community is gathering in Paris for four days, from 7 to 10 July, under the auspices of global scientific institutions (ICSU [World Science Council] and FutureEarth [International Programme on Climate Change]).

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climate and planet

Biodiversity at a Glance

The third 2014 Environmental Conference held on 27 and 28 November in Paris announced that "the fight against climate change will be declared a great national cause for 2015" by the Prime Minister in his closing speech. The United Nations Climate Conference opened its

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