Environment, Climate Change and Energy Transition

  • Duc Khuong Nguyen

    Full Professor of Finance

IPAG’s Environmental, Climate Change and Energy Transition chair studies cooperation between southern and northern Mediterranean countries in industry, environment and energy.

Reinventing a European strategy
Energy is a determining factor in cooperation between Mediterranean countries. For several years now, the European Union has been looking to develop lasting relationships with countries in the region in order to guarantee its energy security. Although it is deployed through numerous bilateral and multilateral channels, such as the Mediterranean Solar Plan or the Euromed partnership, this strategy struggles to show results. A particular difficulty encountered are the diverging interests of EU member states and partner countries.

Towards a new Mediterranean partnership
IPAG’s Environmental, Climate Change and Energy Transition research chair was established in 2016 with a twofold objective: to identify the causes of said divergences and to contribute to the development of a new Mediterranean energy partnership.
The chair is headed by Duc Khuong Nguyen – PhD, tenured professor at IPAG, and Deputy Director of the school’s research laboratory – and Khaled Guesmi – PhD, professor at IPAG, and coordinator of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. Its work focuses on cooperation efforts between northern and southern Mediterranean countries on energy transition issues. Notably, the chair carries out a research project intended to assess the potential and impact of European policies in the fields of industry, environment and energy. It also studies the functioning of the European carbon market, as well as the social, economic and environmental effects of global warming.

The IPAG Chair in Environment, Climate Change and Energy Transition (ECCET) was created in 2016 with a twofold objective: i) to identify the causes of these divergences; and ii) to contribute to the emergence of a new Mediterranean energy partnership. It is part of the European Union H2020 Program for Research and Innovation: “MEDRESET”.

MEDRESET is a consortium of research and academic institutions focusing on different disciplines from the Mediterranean region to develop alternative visions for a new Mediterranean partnership and corresponding EU policies. It aims at designing an inclusive, flexible, and responsive future role for the EU in the region based on the multiple perspectives of local and bottom-up actors.

Led by Dr. Duc Khuong Nguyen, Professor of Finance and Deputy Director for Research, and Dr. Khaled Guesmi, Professor of Finance, the Chair ECCET investigates the cooperation of the countries of the South and North of the Mediterranean on the issues of energy transition. It conducts research projects to evaluate the potential and impact of European policies in the fields of industry, environment and energy. It also examines the functioning of the European carbon market as well as the social, economic and environmental effects of global warming.

Since 2013, the chair organizes International Symposium on Environment and Energy Finance Issues (ISEFI) annually aiming to provide academics, policymakers, and practitioners with a valuable forum for discussion and critical analysis of the major issues and challenges that interrelate energy, environment, macroeconomics and financial markets.

Tax benefits
Whether you are a company or an individual, your financial contribution entitles you to a tax benefit.
- Companies: you are entitled to a corporate tax reduction, the amount of which is equal to 60% of your donation and subject to a limit of 5% of your revenues.
- Individuals: you are entitled to an income tax reduction, the amount of which is equal to 66% of your donation and subject to a limit of 20% of your taxable income.

Contacts
Dr Duc Khuong Nguyen, tenured professor at IPAG, Deputy Director of the IPAG Lab. Non-resident research fellow at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University (United States). [email protected]
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Dr Khaled Guesmi, professor at IPAG. Project Manager of the European research programme Horizon 2020, visiting professor at the Telfler School of Management, University of Ottawa, Canada, and non-resident research fellow at the Economic Research Forum (Egypt). [email protected]

Activities

MEDRESET Public Conference in Barcelona “Geopolitics of a Multipolar Mediterranean”

MEDRESET Kick-off Meeting Public Conference

MedReset meeting in Warsaw

MEDRESET Workshop in Meknes: Key Policy

MEDRESET Conference in Beirut

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