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Pierre Ducret, a former member of the directorial board of Caisse des Dépôts, turned his professional focus on the economy of environmental protection a couple of years ago and became director of CDC Climat Recherche, a think tank for climate friendly economics and financing (recently renamed into: I4CE - Institute for Climate Economics). As an advocate of environmental protection and a banker, he is convinced that the only way to really change things is to bring together majorities of people and vast amounts of money. Economy is an evolutionary system as is nature, and we need to move the mainstream in order to bring it into a new course. But how do you manage to shift capital investments? How do you convince people to make the choice to invest in green technologies and the future of the planet? He explains that from a finance-capitalistic point of view, the current situation is characterized by three major risks: the risks of climate change, the risks of transitioning into a climate friendly economy, and the risk for the whole idea of a regulation of climate to turn into a fable... But this is actually good news, as Ducret declares: finance loves and runs on risk.

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  • Pierre Ducret

date

21/11/2015

location

Musée de l’Homme, Paris

is a special advisor for climate change and COP21 of Caisse des Dépôts Group, chair of I4CE, Institute for Climate Economics. Having been committed for a long time to sustainable development, he works on ways to shift the financial sector and the capital in favor of climate.

— INQUIRY: On becoming earthlings
— PRODUCTION: Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge No. 18
— EVENT: On becoming earthlings: dialogues and exercises in shrinking and expanding the human

is a special advisor for climate change and COP21 of Caisse des Dépôts Group, chair of I4CE, Institute for Climate Economics. Having been committed for a long time to sustainable development, he works on ways to shift the financial sector and the capital in favor of climate.

— INQUIRY: On becoming earthlings
— PRODUCTION: Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge No. 18
— EVENT: On becoming earthlings: dialogues and exercises in shrinking and expanding the human

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