Climate summit in Paris [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski
Climate Summit In Paris [What Think Tanks Are Thinking]

© 21st United Nations Conference on Climate Change

Leaders and representatives from nearly 200 countries will meet in Paris from 30 November to 11 December in an attempt to reach a global agreement to tackle climate change and its impacts. The main aim of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP 21, is to achieve an outcome that would limit greenhouse gas emissions, drive a low-carbon transformation of the global economy, build resilience to the impacts of climate change, and assist climate action in developing countries.

The EU’s climate policy is among the most ambitious in the world. The EU is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% below 1990 levels by 2030, while improving energy efficiency by 27% and increasing the share of renewable energy sources to 27% of final consumption.

This ‘At a glance’ note brings together recent commentaries, analyses and studies by major international think tanks on climate policies and efforts to reach a climate agreement in Paris.

A close call before Paris
Centre for European Policy Studies, November 2015

Economics, not policy, are likely to drive the low carbon future
Friends of Europe, November 2015

Prospects for climate success in Paris
Chatham House, November 2015

Paris climate talks Q&A
Center for Climate for Energy Solutions, November 2015

A transformative end to the year
Brookings Institution, November 2015

The economic debates behind COP21
Bruegel, November 2015

Towards a workable and effective climate regime
Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, November 2015

The road from Paris
Brookings Institution, November 2015

Mitigation value, networked carbon markets and the Paris Climate Change Agreement
Centre for European Policy Studies, October 2015

Intended nationally determined contributions: What are the implications for greenhouse gas emissions in 2030?
Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, October 2015

Climate success in Paris: The buildings sector’s key role
Friends of Europe, October 2015

COP21: Building an unprecedented and sustainable agreement
Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, October 2015

A European approach to climate finance will make a deal at COP21 more likely
Bruegel, October 2015

Paris Stress Test: Can the UN climate talks deliver?
Finnish Institute of International Affairs, October 2015

European climate finance: Securing the best return
Bruegel, September 2015

2015 Climate negotiations: speeding up or slowing down the energy transition?
Notre Europe-Jacques Delors Institute, September 2015

The EU’s new climate target: Contribution to a successful deal in Paris
Polish Institute of International Affairs, September 2015

On the road to Paris: How can the EU avoid failure at the UN climate change conference (COP21)?
Istituto Affari Internazionali, September 2015

The road to Paris and beyond
Center for Climate Change Economics and Policy, August 2015

Making low-carbon technology support smarter
Bruegel, August 2015

Clash between national and EU climate policies: The German climate levy as a remedy?
Institut für Weltwirtschaft Kiel, August 2015

EU climate and energy governance: There’s more to it than meets the eye
Centre for European Policy Studies, August 2015

Mehr Kohärenz beim Klimaschutz – Ziele und Mittel in der EU und in Deutschland besser abstimmen
Centrum für Europäische Politik, August 2015

The final U.S. clean power plan
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), August 2015

Reform des Emissionshandels: Vier Kernanforderungen
Centrum für Europäische Politik, July 2015

Options for the legal form of the Paris outcome
International Institute for Environment and Development, July 2015

Vision for Paris: Building an effective climate agreement
Center for Climate and Energy Solution, July 2015

International climate cooperation is critical, but not for the reasons you might think
Foundation for European Progressive Studies, July 2015

Low carbon transport fuel policy for Europe post 2020
Institute for European Environmental Policy, July 2015

The EU’s INDC and its contribution to a successful deal in Paris 2015
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, June 2015

An effective governance system for 2030 EU climate and energy policy
Ecologic Institute, June 2015

Financing climate actions: Key to a Paris agreement?
Polish Institute of International Affairs, June 2015

Vision for Paris: Building an effective climate agreement
Center for Climate and Energy Solution, June 2015

From Bonn to Paris: Navigating the course to an effective international climate agreement
Center for American Progress, June 2015

The Emission Trading Scheme reform: Will the Commission’s proposal save the system?
European Policy Centre, May 2015

Addressing adaptation in a 2015 climate agreement
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, June 2015

The EU and the Paris Climate Agreement
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, May 2015

International climate negotiations glossary
Center for International and Strategic Studies, May 2015

Paris 2015: What’s in it for the EU?
Centre for European Policy Studies, May 2015

China’s coming of age on climate change: Just in time for Paris?
Institut français des relations internationales, May 2015

Legal options for U.S. acceptance of a new climate change agreement
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, May 2015.

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