This time round Paris will be the venue for this world event organised under the United Nations Framework Agreement on Climate Change. One of the challenges facing this conference will be to define a binding framework for limiting climate warming to 2°C, as well as including the issue of climate change adaptation. Very little progress has been made here since the Copenhagen conference of 2009.
Yet climate disruption is a challenge for the whole world. One which has a serious effect on the development of the poorest countries. Doubts about climate disruption belong to the past. Society in general is on the move and ready for combat, with players on all sides rallying since the conference in Lima last year.
In the 39 years of its existence, GRET has often had to confront challenges posed by climate disruption when carrying out its projects and expert appraisals in the countries where it operates.
See GRET’s COP 21 position on climate and development: GRET’s position for COP21
In 2014 an alliance was set up with this issue as its focal point: the GASCA (Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture). GRET, alongside other international civil society movements, rallied against this forum set up parallel to the legitimate body which is the United Nations Organisation, which brings together various stakeholders and is dominated by private interests. GRET is promoting agroecology to serve its goals of reducing emissions and helping communities to adapt to climate disruption.
See GRET’s position on Climate and Food Security
See GRET’s solution data sheet Climate and Food Security: Agro-Ecology’s Contribution
Interview of Laurent Levard, Agriculture Expert with GRET:
GRET has been working towards the urban, economic and social integration of makeshift neighbourhoods for the last 25 years. Its projects and expert appraisals promote an inclusive type of urban development which takes into account the constraints of climate disruption.
See GRET’s position on Climate and towns
Interview of Renaud Colombier, Urban Development Expert with GRET:
Natural Resource Management
Deforestation is responsible for 10% of greenhouse gas emissions. Promoting a permanent and environment-friendly type of agriculture as an alternative to clearing is a strong reduction issue in the world’s lungs (Brazilian Amazonia, the Congo Basin, South-East Asia, etc.), but is in no way detrimental to the living conditions of communities inhabiting the forests.
See GRET’s position on Climate and Forests
See GRET’s solution data sheets
Simple Management Plans for Customary Lands
Community Agro-Forestry to Reconcile Food Safety and Energy Safety
Interview of Judicaël Fétiveau, Natural Resource Management Expert with GRET:
Renewable energies development is at the heart of the strategies to curb climate change, by cutting down on deforestation, replacing fossil fuels and providing access to electricity to communities still without. GRET has been developing renewable energy solutions in Madagascar and Mauritania for 10 years.
See GRET’s position on Climate and Energy
See GRET’s solution data sheet Typha of course: Turning an Invasive Plant into Energy and Providing an Alternative to Deforestation
Interview of Minh Cuong Le Quan, Energy Expert with GRET:
Read the Cop 21 Interviews by the GRET :
3 questions to Mariline Diara, director of Environment and Classified Establishments in [Lire la suite]
On 2 December at Cop 21, the Greater Paris Region Water Service (Sedif) organised a workshop on the “1% solidarity [Lire la suite]
Live from Cop 21: 3 questions to Mariline Diara, director of Environment and Classified Establishments in Senegal, a focal point for climate change
Mariline Diara, a trained geologist, is Director of Environment and Classified Establishments at the Senegalese Ministry for the Environment and [Lire la suite]
Behind the scenes at Cop 21: a meeting with Dr. Hery Rakotondravony, director of the Office for Coordination of Climate Change in Madagascar
Friday 4 December 2015, after one week at Cop 21: interview with Hery Rakotondravony, director of the National Office for [Lire la suite]
The United Nations climate recesses in Bonn came to a close this Thursday 11 June. At stake was to prepare [Lire la suite]
The French G7 came to an end on 8 July with promises made on food security and agriculture (lift 500 [Lire la suite]
In Bonn, during the climate recesses, not a single day went by without a session dedicated to recommendations on how [Lire la suite]
From the Bonn climate negotiations leading up to the Paris Conference (COP 21) at the end of this year, Sidi [Lire la suite]
From Bonn: Three Questions for Dr. Hery Rakotondravony, Director of the National Climate Change Coordination Bureau in Madagascar
While the Bonn climate recesses, organized with the aim of preparing the agreement to be approved and adopted at the [Lire la suite]
On Monday 8 June, the Permanent Committee on Funding and France organised an event running parallel to the Bonn climate [Lire la suite]