Vincent Viguié
Researcher at CIRED (Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement)
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Vincent Viguié

How can we get adapted to the impacts of climate change ?

Climate change can have major impacts on the economy and the society, especially if we do not achieve carbon neutrality quickly. Beyond the projections of climate models, what can these impacts mean in concrete terms on our daily lives ? How can we prepare for these changes? During this presentation, I propose to present the main elements of answers to these questions in the academic literature. This subject (what is called “adaptation to climate change”) is a very active research topic. Policies to prepare for the impacts of climate change are also beginning to develop throughout France and around the world, and may play a fundamental role in reducing our future vulnerability.

Bibliography (if you want to know more about this):

IPCC. “WG2 Technical Summary.” In Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Field, C.B., V.R. Barros, D.J. Dokken, K.J. Mach, M.D. Mastrandrea, T.E. Bilir, M. Chatterjee, K.L. Ebi, Y.O. Estrada, R.C. Genova, B. Girma, E.S. Kissel, A.N. Levy, S. MacCracken, P.R. Mastrandrea, and L.L. White (Eds.)]. Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

“Hallegatte, Stephane; Rentschler, Jun; Rozenberg, Julie. 2020. Adaptation Principles : A Guide for Designing Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience. World Bank, Washington, DC. © World Bank. License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”

Dantec, Ronan, and Jean-Yves Roux. “Adapter La France Aux Dérèglements Climatiques à l’horizon 2050: Urgence Déclarée.” Rapport d’information fait au nom de la délégation sénatoriale à la prospective, mai 2019.