The countries of the world, through the Paris climate agreements, have recognised the need to fight against climate change and to limit it to below 2°C and preferably to 1.5°C. This transformation of the global economy towards a low-carbon world is a major challenge for all public institutions and economic actors in the decades to come, with decisive orientations to be taken now. The transition to low-carbon and even carbon-neutral economies will require an energy transition on an unprecedented scale, mobilising major investment needs. Our production systems will have to evolve rapidly and efficiently to adapt to this new constraint, such as the deployment of renewable energies and electric vehicles or the acceleration of the thermal renovation of buildings.
This fight against global warming must also be part of a set of environmental considerations such as the management of natural resources, in particular soil, water or metals essential to the energy transition, or the preservation of biodiversity, while seeking to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals as established by the United Nations.
SEURECO, by relying on the capacities of these modelling tools, aims to provide elements of reflection and analysis on the issues underlying climate, energy and environmental problems, and particularly on the economic aspects.