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February 2019

Friday Lunch Meeting, Clément Bonnet, 1st of February

01 February 2019

Clément Bonnet (researcher in environmental economics and energy at IFP Energie Nouvelles) will present his article “Copper at the crossroads: Assessing the impact of low-carbon energy transition on a non-ferrous and structural metal”.   Abstract The objective of this article is to evaluate the impact of the energy transition on the copper sector. It aims to establish to what extent the available quantity of copper and the development of the industry can be a risk factor for the low-carbon transition.…

Clément Bonnet (researcher in environmental economics and energy at IFP Energie Nouvelles) will present his article “Copper at the crossroads: Assessing the impact of low-carbon energy transition on a non-ferrous and structural metal”.
 
Abstract

The objective of this article is to evaluate the impact of the energy transition on the copper sector. It aims to establish to what extent the available quantity of copper and the development of the industry can be a risk factor for the low-carbon transition. The starting point of this analysis is the following observation: at service rendered equivalent low-carbon technologies consume more copper than conventional technologies. In view of the magnitude of the technological changes in the transport and electricity production sectors that the energy transition requires, the analysis conducted in this article focuses on these two sectors. The research question aims to know the quantity of copper consumed by 2050 due to the decarbonisation of the transport and electricity production sectors. On the basis of this result, we assess the impact on copper resources of two public policy options. The first is that of a gentler mobility. We compare a “high mobility” scenario to a “low mobility” scenario. These two scenarios are distinguished by the assumptions made on urban sprawl, the nature of urban coverage and the levels of demand for different types of vehicles according to their technical and environmental characteristics. The second public policy option evaluated is the development of the copper recycling sector. To do this, we quantify the impact of recycling on the availability of copper and highlight the fact that recycling helps to reduce the pressure on the supply side and thus reduces the risk of production bottlenecks.

 
 
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Chaire Economie du Climat

Palais Brongniart, 28 Place de la bourse – 75 002 Paris

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January 2019

Friday Lunch Meeting, Thomas Douenne, 25th of january 2019

25 January 2019

Thomas Douenne (Doctorant à Paris School of Economics / Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) will lecture about his paper The vertical and horizontal distributive effects of energy taxes: A case study of a French policy.   Abstract This paper proposes a micro-simulation assessment of the distributional impacts of the French carbon tax. It shows that the policy is regressive, but could be made progressive by redistributing the revenue through a flat-recycling. However, it would still generate large horizontal distributive effects and…

Thomas Douenne (Doctorant à Paris School of Economics / Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) will lecture about his paper The vertical and horizontal distributive effects of energy taxes: A case study of a French policy.
 
Abstract

This paper proposes a micro-simulation assessment of the distributional impacts of the French carbon tax. It shows that the policy is regressive, but could be made progressive by redistributing the revenue through a flat-recycling. However, it would still generate large horizontal distributive effects and harm an important share of low-income households. The determinants of the tax incidence are characterized precisely, and alternative targeted transfers are simulated on this basis. The paper shows that given the importance of unobserved heterogeneity in the determinants of energy consumption, horizontal distributive effects are much more difficult to tackle than vertical ones.

 
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Friday Lunch Meeting, Yves Marignac, 18th of January

18 January 2019

Yves Marignac (Spokesperson and delegate for the prospective analysis at the negaWatt association) will present the synthesis of the negaWatt 2017-2050 scenario (to be consulted here). summary The negaWatt scenario is a forward-looking exercise that precisely describes the possible trajectory to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by a factor of 4 and get rid of our dependence on fossil fuels by 2050. The new Negawatt Association’s scenario confirms that the “100% renewable” is possible from 2050.   Abstract The…

Yves Marignac (Spokesperson and delegate for the prospective analysis at the negaWatt association) will present the synthesis of the negaWatt 2017-2050 scenario (to be consulted here).

summary The negaWatt scenario is a forward-looking exercise that precisely describes the possible trajectory to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by a factor of 4 and get rid of our dependence on fossil fuels by 2050. The new Negawatt Association’s scenario confirms that the “100% renewable” is possible from 2050.

 
Abstract

The negaWatt scenario is a forward-looking exercise that precisely describes the possible trajectory to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by a factor of 4 and get rid of our dependence on fossil fuels by 2050. The new Negawatt Association’s scenario confirms that the “100% renewable” is possible from 2050.

 
 
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Friday Lunch Meeting, Stéphane Gloriant, 11th of january 2019

11 January 2019

Stéphane Gloriant (Researcher “Macroeconomic modeling of green growth” at the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition)will lecture about “A quantified assessment of the French carbon tax”.   Abstract Called the “climate-energy contribution”, the carbon tax was introduced in France in 2014 to price energy-related CO2 emissions not covered by the European emissions trading system. Its acceleration should accelerate, at least as far as the rate is concerned, calling for a first assessment of its actual effects. This is what this…

Stéphane Gloriant (Researcher “Macroeconomic modeling of green growth” at the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition)will lecture about “A quantified assessment of the French carbon tax”.
 
Abstract

Called the “climate-energy contribution”, the carbon tax was introduced in France in 2014 to price energy-related CO2 emissions not covered by the European emissions trading system. Its acceleration should accelerate, at least as far as the rate is concerned, calling for a first assessment of its actual effects. This is what this Information & Debates proposes, concentrating the evaluation on the sectors most concerned. Evaluating the impact of the tax is not just about comparing emissions before and after coming into force. This requires comparing the emissions observed over the period with the evolution of a “counterfactual” scenario representing the hypothetical trajectory that emissions would have followed in its absence.

 
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November 2018

Friday Lunch Meeting, Mohamed Akli Achabou et Sihem Dekhili, 30th of november 2018

30 November 2018

Mohamed Akli Achabou (Research Professor in Strategy at IPAG Business School ) & Sihem Dekhili (Professor of Marketing at the University of Strasbourg – EM business school) will lecture about the paradox between luxury and sustainable development.   Abstract Although a real “era of sustainable development” seems to prevail in Western societies, not all categories of products / services are necessarily concerned. This is particularly the case of the luxury sector, whose universe seems remote from that of sustainable development.…

Mohamed Akli Achabou (Research Professor in Strategy at IPAG Business School ) & Sihem Dekhili (Professor of Marketing at the University of Strasbourg – EM business school) will lecture about the paradox between luxury and sustainable development.
 
Abstract

Although a real “era of sustainable development” seems to prevail in Western societies, not all categories of products / services are necessarily concerned. This is particularly the case of the luxury sector, whose universe seems remote from that of sustainable development. Our various studies show that engaging in an eco-responsible approach does not allow luxury companies to promote their offers in the eyes of consumers, and may even pose a risk to the perception that they may have of the quality of their products. ecological luxury. In this sense, examining the sources of dissonance between luxury and sustainable development is an interesting avenue to explore. The results of our research on the subject make it possible to group them around three aspects: the dimensions of the concept (sharing, quality, rationality, altruism), the environmental aspect (preservation of the resources), and the social aspect (social equality, justice in the level of employment, animal welfare). Our results also make it possible to specify the ways of reducing dissonance adopted by consumers, and then to propose recommendations to companies.

 
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Chaire Economie du Climat

Palais Brongniart, 28 Place de la bourse – 75 002 Paris

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Friday Lunch Meeting, Elena Verdolini, 16th of November 2018

16 November 2018

Elena Verdolini (European Institute on Economics and the Environment :EIEE) will present the following article: “Threshold Policy Effects and Directed Technical Change in Energy Innovation”, co-written with Lionel Nesta and Francesco Vona.   Résumé The presentation will be done in English. This paper analyzes the effect of environmental policies on the direction of energy innovation across countries over the period 1990-2012. Our novelty is to use threshold regression models to allow for discontinuities in policy effectiveness depending on a country’s…

Elena Verdolini (European Institute on Economics and the Environment :EIEE) will present the following article: “Threshold Policy Effects and Directed Technical Change in Energy Innovation”, co-written with Lionel Nesta and Francesco Vona.
 
Résumé

The presentation will be done in English.

This paper analyzes the effect of environmental policies on the direction of energy innovation across countries over the period 1990-2012. Our novelty is to use threshold regression models to allow for discontinuities in policy effectiveness depending on a country’s relative competencies in renewable and fossil fuel technologies. We show that the dynamic incentives of environmental policies become effective just above the median level of relative competencies. In this critical second regime, market-based policies are moderately effective in promoting renewable innovation, while commandand-control policies depress fossil based innovation. Finally, market-based policies are more effective to consolidate a green comparative advantage in the last regime. We illustrate how our approach can be used for policy design in laggard countries.

 
 
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Chaire Economie du Climat

Palais Brongniart, 28 Place de la bourse – 75 002 Paris

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September 2018

Friday Lunch Meeting, Mouez Fodha, September 21st 2018

21 September 2018
portrait de Mouez Fodha

Mouez Fodha (PSE, Université Paris 1) will lecture about his soon published article: « Environmental Tax Reform under debt constraint » the 21st of September.

 
 
Mouez Fodha (PSE, Université Paris 1) will lecture about his soon published article: « Environmental Tax Reform under debt constraint »
 
Abstract
This article analyzes the impacts of Environmental Tax Reform (ETR) when the government is constrained not to increase the public debt-to-output ratio.
We consider an overlapping generations model with pollution. Public spending for pollution abatement are …nanced by tax revenues and public debt. We show that keeping constant the public debt-output ratio is not an obstacle to attain a double dividend, i.e. an increase of both (i) environmental quality and (ii) aggregate consumption.
First, if the capital stock is low and the pollution abatement is large enough, a successful ETR consists in a rise of the environmental tax, compensated by a decrease of the income tax. Secondly, we show that the environmental tax revenues may help reduce the public debt-output ratio. We give conditions (on the initial level of the environmental tax and the debt-output ratio) such that an increase of the environmental tax, budget-balanced by a decrease of the debt-output ratio may also achieve a double dividend.
We conclude that public debt crisis should not compromise ETR, instead, environmental tax revenues could be part of the solution.
 
 
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Friday Lunch Meeting, Christian de Perthuis and Boris Solier, September 14th 2018

14 September 2018

[🇫🇷]▶Click on the presentation slides   Article presentationLa transition énergétique face au tempo de l’horloge climatique  by Christian de Perthuis, respectively Professor at Paris-Dauphine University – CEC’s founder and  and Boris Solier, Assistant Professor at Montpellier University – Co manager of the CEC Energy Transition program will introduce their article    If you wish to receive invitations to FLMs, present your works or unsuscribe from the mailing list please do not hesitate to contact this address: flm@ChaireEconomieduClimat.org   Chaire Economie du Climat Palais Brongniart, 28 Place de…

 
Article presentationLa transition énergétique face au tempo de l’horloge climatique  by Christian de Perthuis, respectively Professor at Paris-Dauphine University – CEC’s founder and  and Boris Solier, Assistant Professor at Montpellier University – Co manager of the CEC Energy Transition program will introduce their article 
 
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June 2018

Friday Lunch Meeting, Olivier David Zerbib, June 8th 2018

08 June 2018

Program:   Olivier David Zerbib is a doctoral student in finance at the University of Tilburg and ISFA and head of financial research at I Care & Consult. His doctorate focuses in particular on the issues of asset valuation in sustainable and environmental finance.   ▶ Find Olivier David Zerbib’s working paper :  Is There a Green Bond Premium? The yield differential between green and conventional bonds Summary: The article examines the yield (or the cost of financing, seen from the…

Program:
 
Olivier David Zerbib is a doctoral student in finance at the University of Tilburg and ISFA and head of financial research at I Care & Consult. His doctorate focuses in particular on the issues of asset valuation in sustainable and environmental finance.
 

▶ Find Olivier David Zerbib’s working paper : 

Is There a Green Bond Premium? The yield differential between green and conventional bonds

Summary:

The article examines the yield (or the cost of financing, seen from the perspective of the issuer) of the green bonds. We use a matching method, followed by a two-step regression, to estimate the yield differential between a green bond and a synthetic bond in exactly the same way, between July 2013 and December 2017.

The yield on green bonds is on average 2 basis points lower than that of a conventional secondary market bond for the total sample, as well as for bonds issued in Euro and US Dollars.

We show that the main determinants of this premium are the credit rating of the issuer and the type of issuer: the negative premium is even more pronounced for bonds issued by financial institutions and for bonds with a low rating. . The results thus suggest an investor preference for green bonds which results in a slight emission deficiency compared to demand in several market segments.

Regulatory measures could therefore help to fuel the flow of green bond issuance and thus support the financing of environmental transition.

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Climate Economics Chair

Palais Brongniart, 28 Place de la Bourse – 75 002 Paris

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Friday Lunch Meeting, Dominique Bourg, June 1st 2018

01 June 2018

Program: Dominique Bourg, Professor at the University of Lausanne, Institute of Geography and Sustainability (IGD), Faculty of Geosciences and Environment. He will present his book Integral Ecology: For a Permacircular Society ▶ Click here to register Summary: The global digital transition is accelerating as the ecological transition, at best, is stalling. This situation will not be sustainable for long. It is important to give ourselves as soon as possible a collective goal that corresponds finally to what is required by…

Program:

Dominique Bourg, Professor at the University of Lausanne, Institute of Geography and Sustainability (IGD), Faculty of Geosciences and Environment. He will present his book Integral Ecology: For a Permacircular Society

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Summary:

The global digital transition is accelerating as the ecological transition, at best, is stalling. This situation will not be sustainable for long. It is important to give ourselves as soon as possible a collective goal that corresponds finally to what is required by the state of degradation of the Earth system.

How to reconcile a radically reduced ecological footprint with the current plurality of our societies and their economic fabric? The answer is on the side of a permacircular economy: the strict respect of the planetary limits requires, for the rich countries, circular metabolisms, but also a clear reduction of the material substrate of their activities – thus a decrease – and an opening to the the widest possible technological and social experimentation.

This book proposes a detailed political and ethical framework aimed at progressively building, in the respect of modern pluralism, an authentically sustainable economy.

Christian Arnsperger is an economist and professor at the University of Lausanne, at the Institute of Geography and Sustainability. He is also scientific advisor of the Swiss alternative bank.

Dominique Bourg is a philosopher and professor at the University of Lausanne. He co-directed, with Alain Papaux, the Dictionary of Ecological Thought (Puf), and directed the collection “Ecology in Questions” and the online journal Ecological Thought. He also chairs the scientific council of the Nicolas Hulot Foundation.

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Climate Economics Chair

Palais Brongniart, 28 Place de la Bourse – 75 002 Paris

FLM- Seminar Room – 4th Floor (12.30 pm – 2 pm)

 
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