A shared responsibility in the face of climate change: the case for "unburnable carbon"

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Academic Profile

Pierre-Louis holds a double Msc awarded by HEC Paris (#2 Business School in Europe, FT 2014) and AgroParisTech (Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Science). He has also completed a BA in Philosophy at Paris X (University Paris-Ouest).

He is fluent in French, Spanish and English.

Current Research

Pierre-Louis' research project will analyse the responsibility of different actors (State, International Oil Companies, Investors) in the extraction of fossil fuels; in the wake of the last reports of the IPCC, it seems indeed that the growing concern for a global "carbon budget" is justified. If the international community sets ambitious objectives to limit global warming to 2°C by 2050, it is well established that all the fossil fuel deposits should not be burnt - thus, some investors have already warned for the risk of a "carbon bubble" on the markets. The project will therefore focus on the particular responsibility that falls to oil companies in this context, and try to understand how they deal with this new 'carbon-constrained' paradigm.