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Round Table: Debriefing of COP21

Round Table “Debriefing of COP21” - Wednesday, February, 3, 2016 at 4pm - Gay Lussac Lecture Hall.

The Paris agreement for COP21 has been qualified by The Economist as “a test of first-rate intelligence by its ability to hold jointly two opposing ideas: to see that things are hopeless and to be determined to move forward anyway”.

Wednesday, February, 3, Anna Creti and Jean-Pierre Ponssard from the Department of Economics invite you to participate to a Debriefing Debate of COP21. This debate will take the form of a round table with participants that were either involved in the negotiations and/or will be professionally concerned by its consequences.

The following issues will be addressed:

- The price to pay for an agreement involving all the countries is that the terms of the agreement (INDCs) have been very low, leading most likely to a 3°C increase while the claimed ambition has been set at 1.5°C. Is unanimity the right format for climate negotiations?

- The lack of commitments on GHG reduction is said to be compensated by a 5-year revolving process for reassessing pledges. What are the chances that this process will provide the means to achieve the claimed ambition before it is too late?

- The Fund for Climate Change will receive increasing contributions as of 2020, starting with $100 million. What is the credibility of this commitment, since there are no agreements as to who will pay and who will receive the fund?

- The agreement claims that society as a whole (industrial and financial companies, cities, NGOs…) is now actively engaged in the energy transition. What can be reasonably expected from such a bottom-up approach, as compared to a uniform carbon price mechanism with financial transfers, as suggested by a number of economists?

This conference is open to everyone: researchers from all fields, students, PhDs, post-docs, staff members, visitors. Coriolis conferences are free; no registration is required, however you can be asked to provide the announcement of the conference and your ID in order to access the Campus.

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Invited Participants :

Jean-Paul Bouttes (EDF),
Dominique Bureau (Ministry of Sustainable Development),
Damien Navizet (Ministry of Foreign Affairs),
Benoît Leguet (I4CE),
Valérie Masson-Delmotte (LSCE-IPSL & IPCC).


Round Table “Debriefing of COP21” - Wednesday, February, 3, 2016 at 4pm - Gay Lussac Lecture Hall.