Laurence Tubiana is a French economist and diplomat. She is a professor and director of the “sustainable development” chair at Sciences Po. In 2001, she founded the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (Iddri). Since 2012, she co-chairs the Board of Directors of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). She also chairs the Board of Directors of the French Development Agency (AFD). She joined the UN Scientific Advisory Board at the end of 2013.
In 2014, Laurence Tubiana was appointed Special Representative of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Laurent Fabius, for the COP 21. She was also ambassador in charge of climate change negotiations until the end of 2016.
For a European Project for Peace, Democracy, and the Climate
Introduction The most sweltering temperature in 120,000 years. A devastating invasion that has been redefining the European space for the past 18 months as Russia now brings its threats to Poland’s doorstep. From arms to energy, Ukraine and the climate crisis dominate the European Union’s day-to-day and are reshaping the political landscape. Taken together, these … Continuedlire l'article
Rebuilding a broken world: a new consensus on global finance
We must urgently reform our global financial architecture to align with the Paris Agreement. The intertwined crises of debt, climate change, energy, and financial instability are tightening their grip on the world. When these culminate into cataclysms, we should not disguise the injustice. Last summer, devastating floods in Pakistan killed thousands and disrupted the lives … Continuedlire l'article
The Green Deal is the New Social Contract
Autumn 2021: for avowed climate activists — of which I am one — this is an autumn full of contradictory signals. On one hand we see the rise in climate anxiety, geopolitical paralysis on the other, and a European political response which is both strong and weak. The publication of the 6th IPCC report in … Continuedlire l'article
Winter, 2022: The geopolitical “interregnum”that we are living through is bringing with it readjustments that have previously been considered impossible. Two major parts of the Paris Agreement that had lacked means of implementation since 2015 were resolved at the COP27 in Egypt, which was beginning under the worst auspices. For more than thirty years, vulnerable … Continuedlire l'article
Introduction In just two years’ time and despite the US midterm results, European leaders could plausibly be contemplating a second Trump presidency on one side, and an increasingy assertive and inward-looking China on the other. While the climate crisis is becoming impossible for any leader to avoid outright, it is fair to assume that such … Continuedlire l'article
A Conversation With Vanessa Nakate
You mentioned many times in your speeches that your convictions that something must be done came from your childhood. Where do your perspectives on climate come from? When I think about the first time I got interested in environmental issues or when I start studying about the climate crisis, I remember the year 2016 or … Continuedlire l'article
War Ecology: A New Paradigm
Peace-building in the age of wartime ecology
The invasion of Ukraine by Russia brings together a range of security issues: energy, military, finance, food, climate, etc. These fields, which are usually addressed separately, can no longer be treated as such, given the depth with which this crisis aggravates all these factors beyond the conflict itself. Soaring energy and commodity prices, inflation that … Continuedlire l'article
Can the EU Lead the Fight Against Climate Change?
Adam Tooze — In light of the important compromises reached last December on Europe’s new goal to reduce carbon gas emissions by 55% by 2030, I would first like to ask Enrico and Laurence how they view the development of Europe’s climate policy since the inauguration of the Green Deal. Enrico Letta — Last spring … Continuedlire l'article
China’s Ecological Power: Analysis, Critiques, and Perspectives
de 19h à 20h
On September 30th, the GEG Weekly Seminar will discuss the European Green Deal and its implications for the world.