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Guillaume Simonet

Guillaume Simonet
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PhD Environmental Sciences

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Introduction
Based on an academic background in biology-ecology, integrated territorial planning, environmental sciences and sociology, my work is based on an interdisciplinary and ecosystem-based approach in the field of adaptation to climate change at the territorial scale.
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January 2017 - present
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  • Independent Researcher on adaptation to climate change
January 2015 - June 2019
OHM Vicdessos Pyrénées
Position
  • Project Manager
January 2014 - December 2015
Institute for climate economics (I4CE)
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  • Project Manager

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Publications (38)
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Adaptation refers to both a process and its outcome, leading to many interpretations and much debate. The origin of this semantic duality is related to the epistemological rupture that occurred during the 19th century when it collided with the emerging Theory of Evolution and established Creationism. The temporal scale of Evolution is an abstract c...
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It has been widely acknowledged that people's beliefs and perceptions influence implementation of climate change adaptation. Regarding perception barriers, some authors keep highlighting the confused definition of adaptation and its various interpretations. Our research contributes to this area by exploring how adaptation to climate change is perce...
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Les notions de vulnérabilité, de résilience et d’adaptation aux changements climatiques sont devenues centrales en même temps que sont de plus en plus étudiées les influences de leurs interprétations dans les prises de décision. La compréhension de l’adaptation évolue et un glissement d’une vision ajustement vers une perception transformationnelle...
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Le rapport 2014 du Groupe Intergouvernemental des experts sur l’Evolution du Climat confirme la montee en puissance de l’adaptation en lui consacrant une place preponderante. Parmi la douzaine de nouvelles assertions de la notion, « l’adaptation transformationnelle » parait la plus novatrice. L’ajustement a la marge d’un systeme territorial et soci...
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Local authorities are intensifying efforts to design climate policy that includes effective climate change adaptation. However, the translation of policy into effective actions that transform territories faces barriers, and is proving to be a true challenge. Through the findings of two years of field research, based on the study of ten French local...
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Le réchauffement global, ses origines anthropiques et ses impacts ne peuvent plus être remis aujourd’hui en question. Depuis le début de l’ère préindustrielle, la température de la planète a augmenté de plus d’un degré Celsius. Un degré peut sembler dérisoire, mais, à l’échelle de la planète, c’est considérable. La vitesse et l’ampleur de l’évoluti...
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The 2014 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms the rise of the notion of adaptation by devoting a prominent place. Among the dozen of new definitions, the “transformational adaptation” appears to be the most innovative. Indeed, the need for a transformation of the workings of the socio-economic system at territorial scale...
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Un colloque réunissant chercheurs en sciences sociales et naturelles, agents territoriaux et élus de la région Nouvelle-Aquitaine s’est intéressé à l’articulation des sciences et des sociétés dans le défi de l’adaptation des changements climatiques. Des expérimentations locales et des avancées de la recherche ont été présentées et des différents po...
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This article analyses barriers to the heritagization of food and eating practices in the French Pyrenean Vicdessos valley. This region has potential in terms of heritage significance but is characterized by an absence of efforts to make its eating practices an object of heritage. Based on an ethnographic study, this article compares the narratives...
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This article analyzes barriers to the heritagization of food and eating practices in the French Pyrenean Vicdessos valley. This region has potential in terms of heritage significance but is characterized by an absence of efforts to make its eating practices an object of heritage. Based on an ethnographic study, this article compares the narratives...
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The body of scientific literature on the drivers and barriers to the implementation of climate change adaptation strategies is rapidly growing. A broad range of adaptation options are available to address this situation, but there are many different types of barriers to their implementation that are not all known, ranging from cognitive to economic...
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Bien que les politiques aménagistes aient permis d’améliorer la maîtrise globale des euves, elles ont également généré de nombreuses perturbations et altérations. Aujourd’hui, la restauration des cours d’eau fait l’objet de nouvelles expérimentations. Dans le sud-ouest de la France, sur le euve Garonne et dans l’estuaire de la Gironde, elles se tra...
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La Garonne toulousaine (entre Toulouse et la confluence du Tarn) est composée de nombreuses annexes fluviales : bras-morts, zones humides et ripisylves. Ici, différents dispositifs de protection labellisent une dimension « sauvage » pour le fleuve, favorisant son maintien et sa conservation sans réellement s'interroger sur leur état d’origine. Face...
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Despite the fifth IPCC report, the implementation of adaptation strategies to cope with climate change is, at the local scale, far from being achieved. Being particularly sensitive and vulnerable to climate impacts because of the high stakes they harbour, the fluvial environments are facing significant pressure on their water resources. A sociologi...
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Editorial du numéro 37 du Sud Ouest Européen.
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In 2007 Paris chose to develop its first Climate Plan through a participative process by including some 20 local socioeconomic stakeholders in a workshop focused specifically on the issue of adaptation to climate change. This article examines how adaptation is dealt with through literature review as well as an analysis of organizational structures...
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L’adaptation aux changements climatiques a des dimensions sociales et économiques nombreuses. La réussite des plans d’action implique d’associer toutes les parties concernées de façon rigoureuse et méthodique, avec une approche globale et interdisciplinaire. Le recours aux outils et méthodes issus des sciences humaines et sociales se révèle indispe...
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Sustainable Development Plan of Montreal City: Policies to tackle Climate change Policies to tackle climate change are growing in government and municipal planners: the phenomenon is in progress and the effects of a drastic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions will be visible only over the long term. The inclusion of references to this concern in...
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This contribution aims to outline the respective roles of adaptation to climate change and biodiversity in the elaboration of urban sustainability policies through two case studies located in Paris and Montreal. This work was driven through semi-structured interviews with officials of the City of Paris and of Montreal. This study, more narrowly, ai...
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Face to inevitable impacts of climate change, it is necessary for urban areas to adapt with the main goal to reduce territory and population vulnerability. Urban greening is one of the most popular actions in terms of adaptation planning to face impacts of climate change, especially to fight urban heat-islands effects. In this way, Greenways seem t...
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L’adaptation aux changements climatiques a des dimensions sociales et économiques nombreuses. La réussite des plans d’action implique d’associer toutes les parties concernées de façon rigoureuse et méthodique, avec une approche globale et interdisciplinaire. Le recours aux outils et méthodes issus des sciences humaines et sociales se révèle indispe...
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Adaptation to climate change is attracting more and more attention, as much in scientific fields as in political spheres. However, its implementation remains fragmented, especially in the urban areas of industrialised countries despite their significant vulnerability to climate hazards due to high density of populations and economic activities. The...
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De par l’inéluctabilité des changements climatiques d’origine anthropiques en cours et à venir, l’adaptation des systèmes humains est désormais une priorité des agendas politiques municipaux. Néanmoins, la mise en pratique d’actions réduisant les vulnérabilités des populations et des territoires face aux impacts appréhendés se heurte à plusieurs ba...
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Compte tenu de l’évolution climatique en cours, l’adaptation des territoires et des populations aux impacts des changements climatiques issus des émissions de gaz à effet de serre anthropiques est désormais inéluctable. L’application d’actions relevant de ce champ est en émergence, notamment concernant les milieux urbains de pays développés, déjà e...
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En renvoyant à un processus évolutif et à une finalité temporaire, l’adaptation présente une dualité sémantique aux diverses interprétations au sein des disciplines l’ayant portée au rang de concept. Cette ambivalence provient de la fracture épistémologique générée au XIXe siècle par la théorie de l’évolution, qui heurta la conception établie de la...
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We provide an overview of how climate-change-science knowledge transfer is achieved at Ouranos in support of vulnerability and impact assessments and adaptation (V&I&A) activities. Ouranos is a Canadian consortium concerned with regional climatology and adaptation to climate change, launched in 2002 by the Government of Québec, Hydro-Québec and the...
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This paper provides an overview of how climate change science knowledge transfer is achieved at Ouranos in support of Vulnerability, Impacts assessments and Adaptation (V&I&A) activities. Ouranos is a Canadian consortium on regional climatology and adaptation to climate change, launched in 2002 by the Government of Québec, Hy-dro-Quebec and the Met...

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