Climate, Energy and Security

The IRIS’s Climate, Energy, Security Programme analyses the geopolitical and security issues of climate change and energy transition. This programme is structured around the Observatory of Climate Change Impacts on Defense and Security, led on behalf of the DGRIS of the Ministry of the Armed Forces, and the GENERATE Project (Renewable Energies Geopolitics and Future Studies on Energy Transition), jointly managed with the Ifpen, and supported by the French National Research Agency.

Copper at the crossroads: assessing the interactions of the low carbon energy transition with a non-ferrous and structurous metal
Environmental security in the eastern Indian Ocean, Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. A risk mapping approach
By Anthony Bergin, David Brewster, François Gemenne and Paul Barnes. A National Security College (Australian National University) and IRIS Publication. This report arises from a Track 1.5 Australia–France–India strategic dialogue held in New Delhi in January 2018. It builds on a French proposal introduced at that meeting. In this study, Australian and French teams did a joint risk-mapping exercise for the area south of latitude 60°S.

Critical raw materials and transportation sector electrification: A detailed bottom-up analysis in world transport
The Impact of Future Generation on Cement Demand: an Assessment based on Climate Scenarios
The nexus between climate negotiations and low-carbon innovation: a Geopolitics of Renewable Energy Patents
Interview with Sherri Goodman, a Senior Advisor for International Security at the Center for Climate and Security and a Senior Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center and CNA, former President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership.
Why climate change is a growing interest for the department of defense in America and since when? In the US, we have recognized climate change as a threat multiplier for instability, amplifying other threats, since 2007 when the Center for...
What role for China in the International Climate Regime
by Jean-Paul Maréchal, Associate Professor, Université Paris Sud
Adressing Climate Change: Lessons from Paris, Challenges for Marrakech
By Dhanasree Jayaram, Project Associate, Manipal Advanced Research Group (MARG), Manipal University (Karnataka, India), author of Breaking out of the Green House: Indian Leadership in Times of Environmental Change (2012).
Climate change is about the future of our land, our resilience and our security
By Monique Barbut Executive Secretary of the United Nations to combat land degradation and desertification (UNCCD)
Flaws in humanitarian protection: the case of displaced people
By Mérick Freedy Alagbe, Assistant Country Director - RDC, Oxfam
Research Fellow
Bastien Alex

+33 (0)1 53 27 60 84
Bastien Alex
Research Fellow
Alice Baillat
Research Fellow
Luca Baccarini
Associate Research Fellow
Samuel Carcanague
Research Fellow
Emmanuel Hache
Senior Fellow
Sylvie Matelly
Deputy Director
Francis Perrin
Senior Research Fellow
Les champs marqués d'un * sont obligatoires !
Observatory of Climate Change Impacts on Defense and Security
Headed by Bastien Alex and François Gemenne financed by the DGRIS (French Ministry of Defence), this four-year project aims to better understand correlations between climate change and conflicts
More in French
GENERATE (Renewable Energies Geopolitics and Future Studies on Energy Transition) is a two years research project (2018-2020) on the Geopolitics of Renewable Energy, on behalf of the French National Research Agency, in a consortium with IFP Energies Nouvelles.
They trust us
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement international
  • Région Île-de-France
  • EDF
  • Engie
  • Natixis
  • AGPB