Energy and ecological transition

Keywords: carbon curse, economic growth, greenhouse gases

The decoupling of economic growth and the resulting environmental impacts requires a major overhaul of our production activities and a drastic reduction in our use of natural resources. Among the possible avenues, Mouez Fodha is studying the circular economy and more specifically, the recycling of resources. His current research examines the long-term consequences of deploying different energy sources (fossil, nuclear, renewable).

Sufficiently reducing greenhouse gas emissions, in order to fulfil the objectives of the Paris Agreement, means we are facing the “carbon curse”, which is being studied by Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline, Mouez Fodha et Yassine Kirat. Their studies have shown that countries that have a plentiful supply of fossil resources have structurally higher emissions rates than resource-poor countries in all industries.

The emergence of new technologies can accelerate the energy and ecological transition, provided that economic policy incentives ensure they are adopted and more polluting technologies phased out. Xavier Koch et Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline are interested in this topic and more particularly in the technological lock-in effects that can block the dissemination of carbon-free technologies

  • Researchers: Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline, Mouez Fodha, Fanny Henriet, Katheline Schubert.
  • PhD Student: Xavier Koch

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Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline, Yassine Kirat, Mouez FodhaThe carbon curse in developed countries

Mouez FodhaNuclear waste storage and environmental intergenerational externalities