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.

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. 

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.