In 2006, the Stern report estimated that climate change is a serious global threat. Since then, the IPCC has been constantly reassessing the level of this threat and recommending an urgent response ! We help countries to act.
Issues: The last (to pollute) will be first (to be impacted)! Developing countries, that have emitted few greenhouse gases (GHG) compared to more industrialised countries, are already suffering the brunt of the effects of climate change and will suffer even more. Northern countries, holders of the "climate debt", are reluctant to invest in order to lower their emissions and help developing countries, especially the least developed countries and small island states, who are most vulnerable. And even though acting will be expensive, not acting could cost twenty times more! For developing countries incentivised to implement "Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions" (NAMAs) from the Bali climate conference in 2007, the challenge is to reconcile the fight against poverty, economic growth and control of GHG emissions. We support them in the development of their climate plans, sometimes called low-carbon development strategies or green growth strategies.
Services: Estimating the sources and sinks of GHG is the first step. On this basis, taking into account the overall development goals (strategy of poverty reduction) and specific ones (sectoral policies), modelling different scenarios of future emissions and removals of GHG can be made. Assessing the costs and benefits of measures to reduce emissions or increase removals, policy options can be proposed for consultation, then validated and transmitted to policy makers for their transcription into policies and measures and research funding from donors. We are directly competent in the analysis of costs and benefits of mitigation in the field of land use (agriculture and forestry), which is often one of the biggest GHG emitters in the South. We also know how to coordinate support for Climate Plans, intersectoral and complex by nature, by surrounding us with experts in GHG inventories, economic modelling, environmental law, mitigation in the fossil fuel sectors (energy, industrial processes, transport etc.).