Paris-Le Bourget site

Climate Generations areas

December 11 ¨ 13:15 – 14:45 ¨ Room 1

Free Shuttles between The Le Bourget station of line B of the RER and the COP21 site.

Long term prospective of business contribution to low carbon development

Under the sponsorship of Ségolène ROYAL, French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy

This side event is organized by ParisTech, registered as RINGO (Research and Independent Non-Governmental Organization to the United Nations) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change through its Chair Prospective modeling for sustainable development. It aims to highlight and analyze the issues and the complexity of the planning of low carbon power systems. The scenarios of the ParisTech Chair established via modeling long-term type of bottom-up derived from the model of the TIMES family will fuel the discussion: they consider the consequences of low carbon policies on the future electricity system and will be discussed by the panel experts. They will focus on technically plausible and sustainable options to ensure an intelligent deployment of these systems while respecting the climate constraint. In particular, we will analyze some options offered by the industrial world concerning:

  • The deployment of smart grids;
  • The energy efficiency solutions;
  • The conditions for renewable energy resources integration.

Round table chaired by Hervé GARDETTE, FRANCE CULTURE:

Bernard SALHA, Director Research and Development, EDF Group

Pierre ASTRUC, General Secretary, GRTgaz


Philippe MONLOUBOU, Chairman of the Management Board, ERDF

Romain SOUBEYRAN, Director, MINES ParisTech / Nadia MAÏZI, Director, Centre for Applied Mathematics of MINES ParisTech


This side event, which aims to provide a forum for high-quality exchanges to consider the plausibility of future energy systems and the challenges of their deployment, will be the opportunity to demonstrate the contribution and interest of prospective modeling, to establish a dialogue between policy makers, experts and scientists. Beyond this side event will contribute to the reflection on the direction of public and private strategies, in an accompanying process of climate negotiations.

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