Climat : papiers de recherche moissonnés (2 octobre 215)

COP21 : 5 mesures que la France doit adopter. Réseau Action Climat, septembre 2015, 16 p.

La France a une responsabilité particulière en tant que président et hôte de la COP21. Cette responsabilité ne s’arrête pas à sa capacité à faciliter des négociations internationales. Pour être crédible auprès de ses partenaires internationaux. Le Gouvernement français doit prendre des mesures exemplaires au niveau national.

The IPCC at a crossroads: Opportunities for reform / Carlo Carraro, Ottmar Edenhofer, Christian Flachsland, Charles Kolstad, Robert Stavins & Robert Stowe, Science, vol. 350, n° 6256, 2 Oct. 2015, pp. 34-35

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has proven its value as an institution for large-scale scientific collaboration to synthesize and assess large volumes of climate research for use by policy-makers, as well as for establishing credibility of findings among diverse national governments. But the IPCC has received considerable criticism of both its substance and process. The new IPCC leadership to be elected in October could help guide the IPCC to a clear, shared understanding of future objectives and could shape procedural reforms. We identify key opportunities for reform by addressing two related questions: Is the IPCC doing the right things? Is the IPCC doing things right?…

Unburnable Carbon – Are the world’s financial markets carrying a carbon bubble? Carbon Tracker, 2015, 36 p.

This is the original “Unburnable Carbon” report which pioneered the concept of the ‘Carbon Bubble”. This award-winning analysis by Carbon Tracker discovers that:

  • Already in 2011, the world has used over a third of its 50-year carbon budget of 886GtCO2, leaving 565GtCO2
  • All of the proven reserves owned by private and public companies and governments are equivalent to 2,795 GtCO2
  • Fossil fuel reserves owned by the top 100 listed coal and top 100 listed oil and gas companies represent total emissions of 745GtCO2
  • Only 20% of the total reserves can be burned unabated, leaving up to 80% of assets technically unburnable

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