Low-carbon solutions take center stage at World Efficiency

Date : 13 - 15 october 2015
The first edition of World Efficiency was held Oct 13-15 in Paris. An international showcase of business solutions for climate and resources, the event highlighted the need to engage in the « decarbonization » of the economy. As partner of the event, The Shift Project organized 6 high-level plenary sessions with industry leaders, experts and political decision-makers. All videos are online.

Mark Carney's historical speech: the finance world must take climate risk into account

M. Carney, Chairman of the Financial Stability Board (the very respectable G20 international institution) says out loud what global finance managers think out loud. And there he is, strongly criticized for his unambiguous words on « stranded assets », which could be devalued if the carbon budget available under a +2°C limit, according to the IPCC, was respected.

HEC's pre-COP21 event: "Climate is our Business"

On October 1st, The Shift Project participated in the leading French business school's major pre-COP21 event: « Climate is our business ». HEC had organized numerous roundtables and side-events as well as presentations of innovative and ecological start-ups, ranging from waste recovery to insect-based flour. 

IPCC Vice-Chair Jean-Pascal van Ypersele releases a book

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, IPCC Vice-Chair (2008-2015) and member of The Shift Project's scientific committee, has just released a book titled "Une vie au coeur des turbulences climatiques" ("A life at the heart of climate turbulence"). In it he tells the story of the 20 years he has spent working with the IPCC.  

Amy Dahan on the failures and possibilities of climate governance

The Shift Project was delighted to welcome Amy Dahan, a science historian and mathematician whose book sheds a unique light on climate governance. The study, co-written with Mr. Stefan Aykut, aims to place current climate negotiations in their historical context and identify main obstacles.

Fossil-fuel supply in Europe: potential restrictions on the horizon!

The think tank Friends of Europe has published a contribution by Matthieu Auzanneau, Public Affairs and Forecasting Manager for the Shift, about the future of the fossil-fuel supply in Europe. 

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.