Training to and by research
Support for public and private decision making, nationally and internationally
CIRED’s presence in international research networks is also reflected in its strong presence within the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), with 4 lead authors (LA) of the 5th Assessment Report [AR] (Minh Ha-Duong, Stéphane Hallegatte, Jean-Charles Hourcade and Franck Lecocq), and 1 Convening Lead Author and 2 LAs in the 6th cycle (respectively Franck Lecocq and Céline Guivarch in the AR6 and Jean-Charles Hourcade in the special report dedicated to the 1.5°C target).
The international impact of CIRED in the economics of climate change work is confirmed by the fact that 105 different papers from the unit are cited in the 5th IPCC assessment report. CIRED also contributes to expert work for international organizations such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development [OECD], the International Energy Agency [IEA] and the World Bank.
The Centre international de recherche sur l’environnement et le développement (CIRED) is an interdisciplinary research laboratory at large economic dominant created in 1973 by Ignacy Sachs, on the basis of a core group that came together in 1971 as the Development Strategy Research Group.
Created in the context of the debates sparked by the United Nations Conference on Human Development in Stockholm (1972) and in response to the theses of the Club of Rome (Meadows et al., 1972), the work of CIRED is devoted to the study of the relationship between modes of economic regulation and the genesis of the technical universes that structure the relationship between human activities and the natural and constructed biophysical environment. The aim is to understand how institutions, economic incentives and social conventions shape technical choices and consumption patterns, and then to study the economic and social feedbacks of their environmental impacts.
These questions are largely related to the short term – long term articulation. This is why the work carried out at CIRED has always been underpinned by an effort at prospective modeling and by a constant dialogue with the natural and engineering sciences. This multidisciplinarity, which is reflected in the team’s composition, has enabled it to take up the challenge of an integrated analysis of sustainable development issues, taking into account the interdependencies between sectors of activity and between types of issues (energy and food security, climate, technological risks, economic globalization, poverty reduction).