How can a “fair” energy transition be implemented?
Yves Perrier introduced the Comité Médicis, a think-tank dedicated to SRI as an essential element of Amundi’s 100% ESG strategy. He started by recalling its purpose: “To help Amundi in designing its SRI policy, to give its opinion on certain specific cases and, more generally, to develop an original, pragmatic and unassertive reflection that can be shared with other economic and financial players.”
How can a “fair” energy transition be implemented? The Comité Médicis has put this issue at the centre of the climate debate.
Jean Jouzel believes the question should be addressed as a categorical imperative, a moral emergency that must mobilise everyone. It also means ensuring that everyone, even the most disadvantaged, can have a voice in the issue: a huge question of social justice.
Patrick Pouyanné considers that a fair transition involves universal access to energy. That is the first imperative. The second is that this access should comply as closely as possible with the Paris Agreement. It is a matter of social and global justice.
In conclusion, François Ewald, Delegate-General of the Comité Médicis, put these different points of view into perspective with regard to the characteristics of a fair action.
Highlights of the 9 July 2019 Meeting