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Just transition: Lessons from a BNP Paribas & Ipsos survey for a special issue of ‘Perspectives’

In its special edition, Perspectives magazine presents the main lessons of a study carried out among 9,500 people across 10 countries. The NEST (Network of Experts in Sustainability Transitions) team at BNP Paribas drew on the expertise of Ipsos to conduct an in-depth investigation into Europeans' perceptions of climate change, the energy transition and the concept of ‘just transition.’ Grégoire Lusson (ESG Experts Coordinator within the NEST) and Brice Teinturier (Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Ipsos) give their view on the results of the survey in the following video.

Energy transition and social inclusion, priorities for BNP Paribas

The just transition as seen by Europeans, in 3 key figures


of Europeans feel anxious about climate change


consider the fight against global warming as a priority over purchasing power


have changed at least one of their daily habits (travel, shopping, heating, etc.)

What you will find in this special edition

  • ‘Walking a delicate tightrope,’ on aid and public support for the energy transition, by Thierry Pech, Director General Terra Nova;
  • ‘Are companies doing enough?’ by Cécile Moitry, Chief Sustainability Officer, Global Banking EMEA at BNP Paribas;
  • ‘Moving beyond geopolitical divides,’ by Thomas Friang, Founder and CEO of the Open Diplomacy Institute;
  • ‘Balancing global protection and income protection,’ by Véronique Berthout, Head of Sustainable Development at BNP Paribas Personal Finance;
  • ‘Companies can act much faster and adopt radical measures,’ by François Gemenne, Lead Author at the IPCC and Director of the Hugo Observatory;
  • ‘How citizens’ conventions can pave the way for a just transition,’ by Clara Pisani Ferry, former adviser to the Co Chairs of the Governance Committee of the Citizen Convention for Climate;
  • ‘Key partnerships between governments, financial institutions and stakeholders in the real economy,’ by Jean Lemierre, Chairman of the Board of Directors of BNP Paribas.
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Who is behind "Perspectives"?

“Perspectives” is a quarterly publication dedicated to themes around ESG and developed by the Network of Experts in Sustainability Transitions (NEST) Coordinating Team. This internal network brings together over 500 sustainable finance experts from all BNP Paribas business lines and functions, by pooling their expertise to support the transition of Group clients.

Find all “Perspectives” editions and our other CSR publications on our Publications page.

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