Five things we have learned from COP21

The Paris climate change conference, which took place between November 30th and December 12th, was one of the most remarkable events of last year. With a record number of over 36,000 participants, Paris-Le Bourget exhibition centre became, for almost two weeks, one of the most crowded places in France. The accommodation of various and often-contradictory … More Five things we have learned from COP21

Winter gas is coming

Indeed, winter gas has come to Europe. Meteorologists speak of an expected “cooler trend” on the continent. Similarly, the most strategic energy resource, gas, has been decorating media headlines and press statements. After several gas disputes between top suppliers to the EU, Russia, and transit country Ukraine, it was proven once again that not only … More Winter gas is coming

The Circular Economy – Exponential vision or Simple Recycling?

On the December 2nd, 2015 the European Commission came out with a legislative package called “Closing the loop”, essentially a revision of an already existing package “Towards a Circular Economy” published last year. It was initially withdrawn due to wide criticism for its low aspirations. It is intended to be the core portion of the … More The Circular Economy – Exponential vision or Simple Recycling?

N’attendons pas 2025 pour commencer la transition énergétique !

“It’s just bullshit for them to say: ‘We’ll have a 2C warming target and then try to do a little better every five years.’ It’s just worthless words. There is no action, just promises. As long as fossil fuels appear to be the cheapest fuels out there, they will be continued to be burned.” Le constat … More N’attendons pas 2025 pour commencer la transition énergétique !

Pascal Canfin : « L’Accord de Paris insuffle une nouvelle dynamique qu’il faut consolider »

  Former member of the European Parliament and Minister of the French government, Pascal Canfin was among the happy few who convinced president hollande to host the 21st Conference of the parties (COP21) of the United Nations framework Convention on climate change. During the conference, he negotiated on behalf of the most influential think tank … More Pascal Canfin : « L’Accord de Paris insuffle une nouvelle dynamique qu’il faut consolider »

Hans Bruyninckx : « The window we have to really turn things around is closing »

Guest of the IRD department for a lecture on “Europe’s 2050 environment and climate ambitions: reinventing the economy of the 21st century”, the European Environment Agency executive director is also professor at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, researcher in environmental policies, former policy advisor and president of a NGO. He accepted to give us an interview … More Hans Bruyninckx : « The window we have to really turn things around is closing »

Daniel Cohn-Bendit : « Les problèmes écologiques ne sont pas traités à leur juste mesure »

Homme politique franco-allemand, Daniel Cohn-Bendit a marqué plusieurs générations par son rôle dans la ‘révolution’ de mai 1968 en France et son engagement politique postérieur. Eurodéputé de 1994 à 2014, célèbre pour ses talents oratoires, il a co-présidé le groupe parlementaire Verts/ALE pendant dix ans, ainsi que l’intergroupe fédéraliste Spinelli. Avec l’Accord de Paris, les … More Daniel Cohn-Bendit : « Les problèmes écologiques ne sont pas traités à leur juste mesure »