Mittagsseminar Energie/Klima

ONLINE – Mittagsseminar mit Magali Reghezza: Climate Adaptation: How far has France come?

09. Juni | 13:00

Staat, Recht und politischer Konflikt

Mittagsseminar: Energiewende / Klima

Das von Gilles Lepesant und Ulrike Zeigermann koordinierte Seminar „Energiewende/Klima“ bringt Vertreter*innen von Wissenschaft, Politik und Zivilgesellschaft in den Dialog zu Energie- und Klimathemen.

France integrated the challenges of adaptation to climate change into public policy at a very early stage (2006), with an initial "adaptation strategy" and then, following the Paris Agreement, a "plan for adaptation to climate change » (PNACC). However, in 2018, a senatorial report pointed out the progress still needed and called for a legislative response. The climate-resilience law, which was recently voted on after the Citizens' Convention, which brought together 150 randomly selected citizens, has only two articles dealing with adaptation. Moreover, adaptation was not included in the citizens' mandate. I (PNACC2)n 2018, the new climate change adaptation plan still does not propose quantified objectives and time targets. The 2021 European strategy, which renews the 2013 strategy, suffers from the same shortcoming, but can be revised every five years. Unlike mitigation, for which France has a National Low Carbon Strategy (SNBC), assessed annually by the High coucnil of climate), there is a significant delay at national level. However, local stakeholders implement adaptation.

Magali Reghezza is an assistant professor in geography at the École normale supérieure. She works on "natural" disaster risk reduction and adresses resilience and adaptation to climate change. She is a member of the «  Haut conseil pour le climat » (High council of climate), an independent executive council in the Government of France announced by Emmanuel Macron in 2018 and created on 14 May 2019, which is meant to address the countries climate policy, and produce reports on the progress of France towards its climate commitments

Commentary : Andreas Vetter, Umweltbundesamt.