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François Briens

François Briens
Independent Researcher · Socio-ecological economics

Doctor - Socio-Ecological Economics

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Technical Report
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Heating and cooling accounts for almost half of global energy consumption. With most of this relying fossil fuels, however, it contributes heavily to greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. In parts of the world lacking modern energy access, meanwhile, inefficient biomass use for cooking also harms people’s health, damages the environment and r...
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Parrique T., Barth J., Briens F., C. Kerschner, Kraus-Polk A., Kuokkanen A., Spangenberg J.H. 2019, 78 pp. Is it possible to enjoy both economic growth and environmental sustainability? This question is a matter of fierce political debate between green growth and post-growth advocates. Over the past decade, green growth clearly dominated policy ma...
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Arbitrant entre plusieurs stratégies, voire choix de société, les modèles permettent l’exploration de différents scénarios pour aider à prendre des décisions. Une famille de modèles permet de comparer en détail trois scénarios, respectivement basés sur une croissance dite « verte » de la consommation d’énergie, avec augmentation ou suppression prog...
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In this chapter, we propose to explore the conditions under which a stringent target of 1.5 °C—written into the Paris Agreement in December 2015—may be fulfilled at a country level, France, while focusing on energy issues. The analysis horizon spans to 2072 in reference to the Club of Rome’s 1972 Limits to Growth publication, 2072 being the neutral...
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This presentation describes our research project on participative scenario building and prospective modelling of Degrowth scenarios for France
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The development paths followed by industrial societies in the last decades have led them in front of complex socioeconomic, democratic and environmental crises, which question the relevance of economic growth, either as a goal in itself, or as a way to achieve “development”. With the emergence of the degrowth movement at the beginning of the 21st c...
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The development paths followed by industrial societies in the last decades have led them in front of complex socioeconomic, democratic and environmental crises, which question the relevance of economic growth, either as a goal in itself, or as a way to achieve “development”. With the emergence of the degrowth movement at the beginning of the 21st c...
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An important theorization effort has been made in recent years in the field of degrowth and post-growth economics. Yet current literature still falls a bit short of providing detailed investigations of possible macro-socioeconomic and biophysical outcomes that may result from taking in such paths. Using a dynamic input-output simulation model of th...
Poster
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This poster presents my PhD research on macroeconomy-energy-environment prospective modelling of degrowth scenarios for France
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About three decades ago, the Brundtland commission released its famous report entitled "Our common Future". As an attempt to conciliate development and the environment, the term "sustainable development" was coined for the first time, as a "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to mee...
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Linking energy system models to economic models remains conceptually and numerically challenging. Thus, practical implementations are usually based on highly aggregated and simplified representations of the economic sphere which do not allow for more comprehensive socioeconomic assessment-including distributive impacts-of alternative macroeconomic...
Presentation
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This presentation describes my PhD project and my earliest results
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Dynamic models of the economy that adequately incorporate different values and high levels of uncertainty can give insights into the effects of degrowth proposals. Participative processes should be used to avoid questionable assumptions about human behavior like the homo oeconomicus.
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Overview The development paths followed by a fraction of humanity in the last decades seem to have led humanity as a whole in front of a complex, multi-facetted crisis. Non-renewable resources depletion and dramatic environmental impacts, including climate change issues, seriously question the sustainability of the intensive economic metabolism of...
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In this project, we have developed a simulation model of the French passenger car fleet, and we analyse the sensitivity of energy consumption and CO2 emissions of the fleet to technical and non-technical parameters

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Exploring Degrowth scenarios and pathways through Prospective Modelling