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for the economist Franck Lecocq, “reducing emissions is not just about putting technologies”

The development specialist, co-author of the new IPCC report, insists on the range of solutions to be implemented in the face of the climate emergency.

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Solutions for the climate. In the last part of their sixth report, the IPCC experts once again underline the urgency of the climate challenge: greenhouse gas emissions have never been so high, and the chances of keeping a world “livable” are reduced. But these specialists also offer scenarios to mitigate global warming. Eco guest of franceinfo, the economist Franck Lecocq, director of CIRED and co-author of the report, insists on this point: we must act on all the levers.

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“We must deploy the technologies we have to reduce emissions in all sectors. We have seen the costs of renewable energies drop drastically in the last ten years.recalls the researcher at AgroParisTech, but reducing emissions is not just about putting in technologies, it is about combining technological efforts with changes in infrastructure, in production and consumption methods…”

These are unprecedented efforts. But the options exist to achieve them.

Franck Lecocq, co-author of the IPCC report

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According to the IPCC, on earth, the richest 10% of households account for up to 45% of emissions. How, under these conditions, will the poorest countries be able to develop? “It is possible to envisage a low-carbon world while allowing populations in the poorest countries to have access to a decent standard of living”assures the economist.

“And in countries like ours”he continues, we must be concerned about the “losers of the low carbon transition”. According to him, one should not “not just compensating the people who are the losers, but giving them a place in a low-carbon world.”

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