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October 2021

Friday Lunch Meeting Research, Kelly Cobourn, October 15th 2021

15 October 2021

Speaker

Kelly Cobourn is Associate Professor of Natural Resource Economics (Virginia Tech).

Title 

Forest transitions and ecosystem collapse: an analysis of the role of substitutability between primary and secondary forests.

Abstract
 
Across the developing world, the deforestation of primary, native forests supports economic activity at the cost of environmental degradation with global, long-term consequences. Events like record-setting wildfires in the Amazon highlight the potential for deforestation to drive ecosystems past potentially irreversible tipping points, such as a shift from tropical forest into grassy savanna. Investments in reforestation with secondary forests are one potential tool to avert or delay tipping points, but the success of this strategy depends on the degree to which secondary and primary forests are substitutes in the production of ecosystem services. We develop a dynamic optimization model and simulation to explore how deforestation, reforestation, and the degree of substitutability between forest types affects the likelihood that a forest system will cross a tipping point. We demonstrate that if the ecosystem services provided by secondary forests do not offset the losses from deforestation, collapse may occur despite ongoing investments in planting, especially if costs of securing land tenure are high. Conversely, our results suggest that secondary forest management practices and species selection that increase the substitutability of secondary for primary forests can play an important role in avoiding or slowing costly ecosystem change.

To learn more about Dr Kelly Cobourn it’s here

Useful information

Our Friday Lunch Meeting will take place exceptionally from 12.00 pm – 1.30 pm

The presentation will be in english.

You can attend it at the Palais Brongniart or via the Zoom tool.

To participate, we invite you to register here

1. If you have selected the “online” mode, the link will be sent to you once your registration completed.

2. If you wish to participate in our face-to-face event, here is our address: Palais Brongniart, 28 Place de la Bourse – 75 002 Paris FLM- Seminar Room – 4th floor

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September 2021

Friday Lunch Meeting Debate, Nicolas Rochon, September 17th 2021

17 September 2021

 

Speaker

Nicolas Rochon is President and founder of RGREEN INVEST.

Title 

In 2020, Nicolas Rochon is writing a book “My energy transition” dedicated to the historical partners he has been supporting for ten years. This collection of testimonies thus provides the opportunity to review the history of the development of renewable energies in France and to understand the underlying environmental issues through the eyes of an entrepreneur convinced that green finance has a decisive role to play. in order to combine economic growth and respect for the environment.

Background
 
Nicolas Rochon, founder and president of RGREEN INVEST, is one of the pioneers of green finance in France. Its independent management company, which recently became a mission enterprise, specializes in investing and financing infrastructure related to renewable energy production and adaptation to climate change. The latter manages a portfolio of assets of 1.3 billion euros and has contributed, through its tailor-made financing solutions, to the development of more than 500 projects in France and in Europe. By having participated in the installation of 2.6 GW of installed power while avoiding the emission of more than 550,000 tonnes of CO2, RGREEN INVEST is now a key player in the energy transition and adaptation to changes climatic.
 

Useful information

Our Friday Lunch Meeting will take place from 12.30 pm – 2 pm

You can attend it at the Palais Brongniart or via the Zoom tool.

To participate, we invite you to register here

1. If you have selected the “online” mode, the link will be sent to you once your registration completed.

2. If you wish to participate in our face-to-face event, here is our address: Palais Brongniart, 28 Place de la Bourse – 75 002 Paris FLM- Seminar Room – 4th floor

To receive invitations to the FLM, present your works or unsubscribe from the mailing list, do not hesitate to contact this address: flm@ChaireEconomieduClimat.org
 
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Free

Webinar « Market and regulatory designs for energy storage », Wednesday, September 8th 2021

08 September 2021

Webinar in English.

Summary

Energy storage is a unique power-system asset, in that it can provide services that are functionally similar to those that are provided by generation, transmission, and distribution assets and act as a load. Most of our market designs and regulatory constructs assume that assets primarily fall into one of these categories. This talk will introduce the challenges that are raised by this dichotomy between the capabilities of energy storage and the regulatory and market treatment of power-system assets. It will discuss also the potential use of storage-capacity rights as a way of overcoming these challenges.

The presenter

Ramteen Sioshansi is a Professor in and Associate Department Chair of Department of Integrated Systems Engineering and an associate fellow in Center for Automotive Research at The Ohio State University. His research focuses on the integration of advanced energy technologies, including renewables, energy storage, and electric transportation, into energy systems. He works also in energy policy and electricity market design, especially as they pertain to advanced energy technologies. He served three two-year terms on Electricity Advisory Committee, a federal advisory committee to U.S. Secretary of Energy, and chaired its Energy Storage (Technologies) Subcommittee. He is an IEEE Fellow.

This event will  take place at IFP School on September 8th at 5:00pm. It is organized under the auspices of the French Association for Energy Economics with the support of Electricity Economics and Digital Transition Chair (IFP School), the Climate Economics Chair (Paris-Dauphine University), Armand Peugeot Chair (CentraleSupelec, ESSEC, Université PSA) and Economics of Natural Gas Chair (Paris Dauphine-PSL University, IFP School, Mines Paris Tech-PSL University, Toulouse School of Economics).

The seminar will be broadcasted online – registration details are available here: link

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July 2021

Special Friday Lunch Meeting Debate, Christian de Perthuis, July 2nd 2021

02 July 2021

Speaker

Christian de Perthuis, founder of the Climate Economics Chair & Author at De Boeck Superieur.  

Title 

15 years of the carbon market: six lessons to strengthen the system

Abstract
 
A few days before the presentation by the European Commission of its reform project (July 14), Christian de Perthuis invites you to come and discuss the proposals developed in the Policy Brief produced last April at the joint request of Confrontation Europe and ID4D ( AFD blog).
 
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The Friday Lunch Meeting will take place via the tool Zoom.

The link will be communicated once your complete registration

12:30 pm – 14:00 pm

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June 2021

Friday Lunch Meeting Research, Johanna Choumert-Nkolo, June 18th 2021

18 June 2021

Speaker

Johanna Choumert-Nkolo,Head of Research at EDI Global

Title 

Internal Migration and Energy Poverty in South Africa

Authors: Johanna Choumert-Nkolo and Leonard Le Roux (Sciences Po & University of Cape Town)

Abstract
 
Despite recent progress, energy poverty remains pervasive in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This challenge is generally more severe in rural areas. However, rapid urbanization adds a significant challenge to often under-capacitated urban local authorities that struggle to provide services to new urban dwellers. In the case of South Africa and other SSA countries, this has resulted in a proliferation of under-serviced informal urban settlements on the urban periphery, where a lack of energy access is compounded by a lack of access to other services and job opportunities, resulting in sites of concentrated and multidimensional deprivation. This paper presents the first analysis of the relationship between rural-urban migration and energy poverty in South Africa, and to the authors’ knowledge in Africa, using a nationally representative panel dataset. Using a difference in differences approach, energy poverty changes for both migrants and non-migrants is tracked over a ten-year period. It is found that, on average, moving to urban areas results in reductions in energy poverty for migrants themselves, with especially dramatic reductions in the use of traditional cooking fuels. However, roughly one in five new urban arrivals moves into informal shack dwellings where the gains from migration are negligible from an energy poverty perspective, given the rapid increase in grid access and access to electrical appliances taking place in South African rural areas.
 
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The Friday Lunch Meeting will take place via the tool Zoom.

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12:30 pm – 14:00 pm

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Free

[🇫🇷] Quelles énergies pour demain? June 8th, 2021

08 June 2021

Le cycle « Débats au cœur de la science », de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France dont la première saison est intitulée Demain, la vie ?, invite plusieurs scientifiques à apporter leur éclairage sur un thème qui agite la communauté scientifique ou, plus largement, la société. Cette séance se penche sur la question de savoir comment subvenir aux besoins énergétiques des prochaines générations. Elle est menée par Caroline Lachowski, journaliste à RFI.

Avec Marc Fontecave, membre de l’Académie des sciences, titulaire de la chaire de chimie des processus biologiques au Collège de France, Anna Creti, professeure d’économie à l’université Paris Dauphine, et Yves Marignac, porte-parole de l’Association negaWatt.

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May 2021

WEBINAR Friday Lunch Meeting Research, Guglielmo Zappalà, May 21th 2021

21 May 2021

 

Speaker

Guglielmo Zappalà, doctoral student at Paris School of Economics. Guglielmo Zappalà

Title

Do subjective perceptions and accuracy shape adaptation to climate change? Evidence from Bangladesh

 
Extract
This paper examines how subjective perceptions of climate change of rural households in Bangladesh influence their irrigation adaptive decisions. Using a unique national-representative panel dataset of farmers in Bangladesh, I study the effect of subjective perceptions on the use of different types of irrigation in diverse growing seasons. I formalize a theoretical framework in which subjective perceptions depend on the reference environment agents are exposed to, and test the implications. I also define and empirically validate the hypothesis that farmers are subject to availability bias, finding that self-reported recent drought events lead to overreaction in the use of irrigation on the cultivable land, with the effect vanishing after one period. By comparing farmers’ recollection of self-reported drought events and objectively recorded events, I find that the accuracy of farmers explains differences in the irrigation adaptive decisions, with different reactions to under and overestimation of these events. A detailed comprehension of farmers’ perceptions of climate change and adaptation strategies can significantly contribute to the design of adequate policies for agricultural security.
 
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The Friday Lunch Meeting will take place via the tool Zoom.

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12:30 pm – 14:00 pm

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April 2021

WEBINAR Friday Lunch Meeting Research, Julien Wolfersberger, April 16th 2021

16 April 2021

Speaker

Julien Wolfersberger, Paris-Saclay University, AgroParisTech-INRAE Economie Publique, CEC associate researcher.

Title

Roads Investment, Development and Deforestation

 
Extract
We build a quantitative spatial model to study the impact of investments in transportation infrastructure on forest losses in the Brazilian Amazon. We examine how new roads (or the modernization of existing ones) change the spatial equilibrium of agriculture, modify trade opportunities and cause deforestation. We quantify the model using a novel data-set combining agricultural census data and satellite-data on both forest cover and road networks. We find that a decrease in transport costs by 10% between the states of the so-called “arc of deforestation” and the closest international port increases deforestation by approximately 4% in this region. We highlight the general equilibrium effects related to this result and examine several important outcomes related to structural transformation.
 
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12:30 pm – 14:00 pm

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Free

Online Round Table, Green recovery and climate policy US vs EU, Thursday, April 15th 2021

15 April 2021
  VIDEO GREEN RECOVERY AND CLIMATE POLICY US VS EU
 
 
The Climate Economics Chair is organizing a round table event GREEN RECOVERY AND CLIMATE POLICY US VS EU on Thursday, April 15th 2021
 
2.30 to 4.30 pm (UTC +2, Paris) time correspondence 8.30 to 10.30 am (US Eastern time)
 
Zoom link available after Registration
 
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March 2021

WEBINAR Friday Lunch Meeting Research, Jordi Planelles Cortes, March 19th 2021

19 March 2021

Click on “Paramètres, sous-titres and Anglais”

Speaker

Jordi Planelles Cortes, doctoral student at the University of Paris Saclay, at the University of Barcelona and at the Energy and Prosperity Chair

Title

Carbon taxes in a global production network

 
 
Abstract
 
The goal of this paper is to understand better carbon taxation in the context of an increasingly integrated global production network. We present a model that characterizes how, departing from sector idiosyncratic policy shocks, the structure of the global production network is able to generate sizeable fluctuations on aggregate output and emissions. We depart from a stream of literature that uses network structures in the framework of general equilibrium models in order to characterize the microeconomic origins of aggregate fluctuations. We extend previous models in order to, among other features, include carbon taxation and accommodate the structure of an environmental multi-regional input-output database. We provide an empirical representation of the different network effects that play a role in spreading globally the effects of carbon taxation. We are able to identify a very small set of sectors that possesses most of the emissions reduction potential. Second-order policy effects define synergies between policies that call for greater harmonization in the application of carbon taxation around the world.
 
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12:30 pm – 14:00 pm

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