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. 

Alain Grandjean co-chairs national commission on innovative financing ahead of COP21

The economist Alain Grandjean, member of The Shift Project's scientific council, co-founder and associate of "Carbone 4" consulting firm, former chairman of the experts committee of the national debate on energy transition, will co-chair, with Pascal Canfin, a former Minister currently chief advisor for the American think tank "World Resources Institute", an independent commission mandated by the French President ahead of COP21.

The Shift Project is calling on Parlementarians to make coherent and ambitious choices !

The Shift Project calls on Parlementarians to make ambitious and coherent choices, above all in key areas such as energy consumption, thermal rehabilitation of buildings, and the nuclear issue. The energy transition law is being examined by the Joint Committee on March 10th 2015.

12th International Weather and Climate Forum - March 28-31 in Paris

The International Forum of Weather and Climate will be held 28-31 March in Paris. Its main objectives are to raise public awareness on climate issues and provide a platform for professional exchange and discussion,  

Carbon bubble: investment stakes and solutions

A climate agreement limiting global warming to 2 ° C would cause 28,000 billion $ worth of losses for holders of assets in the oil, gas and coal industry. A figure put forward at the conference organized by The Shift Project, Quattrolibri and Revue Banque on February 13th, 2015 in Paris.

Business and Climate Summit (partnership)

Date : May 20-21, 2015
The Shift Project is a partner of the Business and Climate Summit, which will take place on May 20th & 21st 2015, ahead of the Paris COP21. Responding to the UN Secretary General’s invitation for business to take a more active role in the world decarbonation process, a large number of business networks have decided to join forces and convene CEOs from around the world and from all sectors in the Business and Climate Summit.

Climate : most fossil fuel reserves should remain underground (Nature)

La moitié des ressources de pétrole conventionnel, la majorité des ressources deHalf of conventional oil resources, the majority of natural gas resources and almost all coal resources should remain underground if humanity is to succeed in limiting global warming to 2 ° C, CO2 capture and storage included. Almost all non-conventional hydrocarbons - including shale gas - should remain untapped, according to the analysis of two researchers from University College London published in the journal Nature on January 8, 2015.

The Shift Project celebrates its 5th anniversary!

Date : 5 January 2015
The Shift Project celebrated its 5th birthday with over 150 people on January 5th 2015. Driving the economic world to help create a low-carbon society: such is the crazy idea that many are helping us turn into reality. We thank all those who have contributed to making the Shift what it is today.

Energy transition: the Shift takes part in a public hearing at the French Senate

Jean-Marc Jancovici and Brice Mallié presented The Shift Project's proposals to the French Senate on Wednesday, December 17th during a hearing on energy transition.

Energy efficiency at the heart of the Juncker investment plan

France and Germany decided to carry the energy renovation of buildings at the heart of the ECOFIN summit on December 9th. As part of the Juncker investment plan for the revival of the European economy, Paris and Berlin submitted the use of innovative finance for massive projects involving energy efficiency commitments. The ESFA project (Energy Shift Financing Agency) - led by The Shift Project and the Nicolas Hulot Foundation is partly behind this radical change in the European strategy.