The Shift Project calls on France to support the recommendations of the Canfin-Grandjean report on climate financing

The report "Mobilizing Climate Finance" was submitted to the French President on June 18. Its authors, Pascal Canfin and Alain Grandjean, offer a "roadmap to support a low carbon economy." Six months ahead of the COP 21, The Shift Project hopes that the recommendations of the report will generate a strong interest among political and economic decision makers.

The UK energy transition: an overview by Dustin Benton (Green Alliance)

Dustin Benton, head of energy and resources for Green Alliance, spoke at the June 9th Shift "Workshops". He gave an overview of the energy transition in the UK with a focus on the evolution of the electricity sector from a historical and political perspective. 

5th IPCC report: translation delays

Tableau des publicationsWith 6 months to go until the COP 21, The Shift Project is surprised to see that several documents issued by the IPCC have not been translated into French. Those reports are crucial for climate negociations to succeed. 

Don't rejoice too hastily: declining oil prices are misleading

Pierre-René Bauquis, a geologist and economist, member of the scientific board of The Shift Project, wrote an article in Les Echos on behalf of the ASPO (Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas) to warn about the misleading nature of the drop in oil prices.

Spotlight on the climate in Cannes

The emergency around climate change is at the centre of "La Glace et le Ciel" ("Ice and the Sky"), a movie shown at the Cannes Festival's closing ceremony this year. The film, whose director Luc Jacquet had won the best documentary Oscar for « La Marche de l’Empereur » ("The Emperor's Journey") in 2006, gathers archives of French glaciologist Claude Lorius and highlights the impact of GHG emissions on the planet. 

Six months ahead of COP21, the French energy transition law is not tackling climate change head-on

The French transition law has not made GHG reduction its number one priority, following discussions by the French Assembly. The Shift Project thinks making the climate issue a priority is indispensable for France to have both a coherent and sustainable energy strategy. As it stands now, the draft law on the energy transition isn’t about reducing the use of fossil energy : it is a text on getting out of nuclear energy, which may lead to an increase of CO2 emissions.

Germany's energy transition, special guest of the Shift Project's April Workshops: focus on the electricity sector

Dimitri Pescia, Senior Associate of the european think-tank Agora Energiewende, in charge of the European Energy cooperation,  has presented Germany's energy transition to the audience of the Shift Project's Ateliers, on 16 April 2015.

Carbon pricing in the EU ETS : The Shift Project's interview in the Agefi (Economic and Financial Agency)

The EU ETS should enable the emergence of a price signal which is predictable and high enough over the long-term in order to trigger low-carbon investments. This is the objective pursued by The Shift Project in its work on the EU ETS reform. In an interview with the Agefi (Economic and Financial Agency), Frédéric Dinguirard provides insights into the projet he leads within the think tank.  

Energy Transition Law: we're in for another (good?) ride

After the failure of the mixed joint commission early March, the draft of the Energy Transition law is back on track for a parliamentary review (next stop : the National Assembly). It is a good opportunity to bring some badly needed coherence to this decisive text. The Shift Project intends to pursue its dialogue with Parliamentarians in support of low-carbon choices.

The Shift Project submits its EU ETS proposal to the European Commission

For "The Shift Project", the debate on monitoring the carbon price signal in Europe needs to be reopened. Indeed, it the carbon price signal has proven to be insufficient to trigger the required investments in order to reach climate change objectives.