Aspen Ideas : Climate conference 2024

20 March 2024

During 3 days at Miami Beach thousands of impact stories have sprouted , sowing the seeds of change, through collective action. Aspen Ideas : Climate conference left us inspired and empowered to make a difference with meaningful connections.  Bill Nye : Science Educator; Television Presenter; Author « It is not about sacrifice , it is about opportunity »   […]

Hottest February on record

7 March 2024

These temperatures saw particularly severe heat afflict western Australia, southeast Asia, southern Africa and South America. Last month was the planet’s hottest February on record, marking the ninth month in a row that global records tumbled, according to new data from Copernicus, the European Union’s climate monitoring service. February was 1.77 degrees Celsius warmer than the […]

A great deal of good news for 2024

13 January 2024

We need to face immense challenges head-on, the best is possible. But we must not despair, we must look at the lights and smiles that light the way, and use them to move forward. A treaty has been signed by some 70 countries to protect the high seas, from 2025, from excessive incursion by deep-sea […]


15 December 2023

Overall I believe we can look forward to a period where cities in this post-Covid period, can become more regenerative and create hope for resolving the deep issues of urban sustain- ability. Circular economy, hydrogen economy processing of industrial products, new fuels for shipping and aviation, will start to provide the last technologies and urbanism […]

Nature , Biodiversity and Health

2 October 2023

Nature and biodiversity play a vital role in protecting human health ; the ways nature and ecosystems can support and protect health and well-being and describes how nature degradation and loss of biodiversity can threaten human health. These findings can be summarized in 3 key messages Nature provides the basic conditions for human health. For […]

The only thing we need to change is how we think!

9 September 2023

We can transform our economy. We can do it with proven technology. We can do it at an affordable cost. We can do it with existing political structures. The only thing we need to change is how we think and how we feel. And this is where you come in. When we think about the future I paint, […]

The benefits of urban nature

11 July 2023

The potential of urban green and blue spaces to generate better health and well-being is outlined in a new report, which also presents methodologies to assess the value of these impacts on society. “Assessing the value of urban green and blue spaces for health and well-being” is part of a growing body of evidence which […]

Sunscreen’s true effects on both people and the environment

29 June 2023

Sunscreen is supposed to protect us, not hurt us The common ingredients in most sunscreens are harmful to aquatic life, such as the organisms that form and live in coral reefs Whenever you apply sunscreen, there are instructions to wait before entering the water. But regardless of the time you wait, the sunscreen still comes […]

2022 5th-warmest year : by NASA

17 January 2023

NASA says  : 2022 5th-warmest year Earth’s average surface temperature in 2022 tied with 2015 as the 5th-warmest on record, according to an analysis by NASA. And the past nine years have been the warmest years since modern recordkeeping began in 1880. This means Earth in 2022 was about 2 degrees Fahrenheit (about 1.11 degrees […]

What life in 2030?

2 January 2023

To preserve the climate, we must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. We no longer have a choice. For the planet and to avoid global warming of 1.5°C, we must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030, and by 20 by 2050. But what does it actually represent in everyday life to […]

The Human Development Index is declining

17 December 2022

For the first time in the 32 years that UNDP have been calculating it, the Human Development Index, which measures a nation’s health, education, and standard of living, has declined globally for two years in a row. Human development has fallen back to its 2016 levels, reversing much of the progress towards the Sustainable Development […]

Ensuring food security : a global imperative

2 December 2022

With  the eighth billion human on the planet, we meet at a defining moment for humanity.  The success  will be shaped by our collective success in the fight against climate change while having to feed a growing global population. Ensuring food security for all while protecting the planet for generations to come is not an […]

COP 27 : to rebuild the trust

10 November 2022

Representatives from government, businesses and civil society will gather in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, for the COP27,  27th conference of the parties , amid growing urgency to tackle the climate crisis.  This year’s meeting comes at a critical moment for climate action: just since the last COP, COP26 in Glasgow, multiple overlapping crises have threatened […]

Adapt, a necessity!

17 October 2022

Climate change is already causing heat waves, floods, impacts on agriculture… What adaptations should be made ? The climate is changing, that’s for sure.  Elsewhere in the world, record temperatures, forest fires, droughts, other floods reveal our vulnerability to the natural elements. This is all the more worrying as these events are expected to become […]

Are Tote Bags Really Good for the Environment?

14 October 2022

The short answer: No. A tote bag pollutes less than a paper bag, only if it had to be used a minimum of 173 times. They’re green in principle, but not in the way people use them. Misguided environmentalists constantly drill the idea that “reusable” bags are the environmentally friendly option, despite the fact that […]

Peoples’ climate vote

10 September 2022

The World’s Most Popular Climate Policies  After being asked about their belief in a climate emergency, and regardless of their views on that issue, all respondents in the Peoples’ Climate Vote were asked which of 18 climate policies they would like their country to pursue to address climate change.  The policies proposed represent some of the […]

Sustainable Development Goals

11 August 2022

Sustainable Development Goals   The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 […]

Our fight against Global Warming

16 May 2022

Vulnerable Miami Aspen Institute has just closed the first of the 3 meetings dedicated to the Climate; #aspenideas climate . And what could be more normal than choosing the hottest city in the United States: Miami “A living laboratory for Climate Change” as Daniella Levine Cava, Mayor of Miami Dade, reminds us, who makes “Climate, […]

Earth day : the 6 easy good habits !

22 April 2022

From home to office, there are plenty of good habits that are easy to adopt to preserve our environment and limit greenhouse gas emissions. Here are some easy ideas: 1/ Think about your mode of transport Going to work other than by private car avoids more than 200 kg of carbon emissions. Giving up is […]

We can limit the damage

20 March 2022

Sadly, the world’s forests are actively being destroyed at an alarming rate. Protecting forests also benefits people. Around the world, a staggering 1.6billion people depend on forests for their livelihoods. Forests provide food, fuel, housing materials, medicine, and other important resources. When forests are destroyed, these resources are lost too. Small, young trees aren’t able to […]

The Last 7 years have been the warmest on the record as planet approaches critical threshold

12 January 2022

On an annual average, 2021 ranks slightly ahead of 2015 and 2018, with 2016 remaining the hottest. A new analysis by the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service, which tracks global temperature and other climate indicators, found 2021 was the fifth-warmest year on record.   The last seven years have been the seven warmest on […]

THE PROMISED PLANET By Roxane Grioche Baum

1 December 2021

The book starts from the observation that our planet is burning. It is not enough to simply accept this premise, but to act is the responsibility of everyone. `Roxane Grioche Baum shares with us her humor, and 20 years of experience spent at the bedside of the planet to question the leaders and actors of […]

Welcome “The Promised Planet”

12 October 2021

Roxane Grioche Baum is the Author of : “The Promised Planet” How can we be respectful of the planet by being both efficient and utopian, asserting “that another world is possible” without being an impostor?The book starts from the observation that our planet is burning. It is not enough to simply accept this premise, but […]

Stop treating oceans like a ‘free grocery store’ : Sylvia Earle

5 October 2021

Affectionally nicknamed Her Deepness, 86-year-old Sylvia Earle is something of a living legend in ocean conservation. Born in 1935 in New Jersey, Sylvia Earle got her PhD in phycology (the study of algae) in 1966, at a time when career options for women were limited.In 1970 was recruited to lead the first all-female team of […]

Why the circular economy is key to the post-Covid recovery?

15 September 2021

Building a circular economy will help to bring about the economic benefits that government leaders are looking for. The wheels of the circular economy have slowed over the past few years as the Covid-19 pandemic has led to an explosion in waste Increased material efficiency means less waste and more capital saved, and new business […]

Encourage responsible ecological behaviours from the earliest ages.

21 August 2021

The more children know of the natural world, the more they’ll want to protect it When the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report was published in early August. What was already being made increasingly obvious by 2021’s extreme weather events I confirmed : the burning of fossil fuels is “choking our planet and putting […]

Climate change widespread, rapid, and intensifying

15 August 2021

Scientists are observing changes in the Earth’s climate in every region and across the whole climate system, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report, released today. Many of the changes observed in the climate are unprecedented in thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of years, and some of the changes already […]

Blue whales returning to Spain’s Atlantic coast after 40-year absence

24 July 2021

Blue whales returning to Spain’s Atlantic coast after 40-year absence Some experts fear climate crisis is leading creatures back to area where they were hunted almost to extinction Blue whales, the world’s largest mammals, are returning to Spain’s Atlantic coast after an absence of more than 40 years. The first one was spotted off the […]

The Brutal 2021 Wildfire Season

4 July 2021

The West is a tinderbox this year, with heat waves and high winds through summer and fall expected to create the conditions for yet another brutal fire season. “It’s just scary,” Alexandra Syphard, chief scientist with Vertus Wildfire Insurance Services and an ecologist at San Diego State University. “We’ve seen these severe fire seasons year […]

A broken food system

23 May 2021

 Once upon a time, it helped a fast-growing population get fed and develop economically, fostering urban progress. However, this progress came at a cost. That is why today, for every dollar spent on food, society is paying two dollars in health, economic and environmental costs. FEEDING THE WORLD IN 2050 BY REDUCING FOOD WASTE Nowadays, consumers can make a […]

Climate Change / Global Warning 

24 April 2021

Official Definition Of Climate Change NASA’s definition of climate change says it is “a broad range of global phenomena created predominantly by burning fossil fuels, which add heat-trapping gases to Earth’s atmosphere. These phenomena include the increased temperature trends described by global warming, but also encompass changes such as sea-level rise; ice mass loss in Greenland, […]

Focus on regenerating natural systems.

14 February 2021

Is regenerative agriculture very different from organic agriculture, permaculture or other forms of sustainable agriculture?   Examples of Regenerative Agriculture Practices Working on cultivable land: by respecting the soil’s original structure, using adapted no-till techniques to protect micro-organisms and other earthworms, and trying as much as possible to keep soils covered to avoid erosion Fertilization: use organic […]

Dr Bindeshwar Pathak at UNESCO with Roxane Grioche

4 January 2021

Roxane Grioche à L’UNESCO Interview de Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, lors de la VIIIème Global Conference – UNESCO Paris – Juin 2013 : Roxane Grioche

Happy 5th Anniversary Paris Agreement !

12 December 2020

This Saturday, December 12, the United Nations and the U.K. will host a Climate Ambitions Summit to commemorate the Paris Agreement’s fifth anniversary and encourage countries to commit to more ambitious actions.  Early this year, however, the COVID-19 pandemic hit, strangling economies as lockdowns were imposed to curb the spread of the virus and diminishing […]

Fresh AIR on sale at the OXYGEN BAR

30 November 2020

New Delhi consistently ranks among the world’s most polluted cities. But factors including the weather and the annual burning of crops by farmers have seen pollution levels reach dangerous heights this month, with particles in the air often exceeding 20 times what is considered safe by the World Health Organisation. Called Oxy Pure this bas […]

COVID 19: more vulnerability and decent living

20 November 2020

All around the world, Deaths, economic downturns and job losses are just a few of the struggles that we as global citizens will have to grapple with in a post COVID-19 world. The impacts of the recent pandemic, both immediate and repercussive, cannot be overstated.    For those who work , having a job does […]

Joe Biden reaffirmed his commitment to immediately rejoining the Paris accord

10 November 2020

On his campaign website, Biden has pledged not only to rejoin the agreement, but to lobby for greater international climate ambition. “He will lead an effort to get every major country to ramp up the ambition of their domestic climate targets,” the site says. “He will make sure those commitments are transparent and enforceable, and […]

How extreme weather is becoming terrifyingly ordinary?

8 November 2020

The storms are yet another example of how extreme weather is becoming terrifyingly ordinary as the climate change . So many hurricanes formed over the Atlantic Ocean this season that the World Meteorological Organization exhausted its 21-name-strong alphabetical list of storm names for only the second time in history. Tropical cyclones — rotating winds that […]

Economic growth after COVID-19 will be pivotal for climate change

25 October 2020

It may seem daunting that the near shutdown of society didn’t cause a big enough reduction in emissions to stop climate change. But this just shows the limits of doing less of the stuff we normally do, instead of changing how our economies and infrastructure are powered. While lockdown measures have brought temporary reductions in […]

How lockdown affected global temperatures?

18 October 2020

The different gases and aerosols we emit either contribute to global heating or global dimming. So determining how lockdown affected global temperatures is a matter of finding out which effect dominated.   The global average temperature saw little change, but there were regional variations. For example, the Middle East was cooler since less black carbon […]

Long-term sustainability over short-term profits

2 October 2020

The pandemic is forcing companies to choose whether to focus on long-term sustainability over short-term profits. Which path is your company going to take?  The COVID-19 crisis is likely to increase awareness that companies must consider societal needs and ethical standards, not just short-term profits. This is particularly important for companies seeking to retain the […]

Does climate change make storms and floods deadlier?

30 September 2020

Cyclones are growing stronger from climate change, but their destructiveness also depends on “how well you deal with [them] as a society,” said climate scientist Di Luca. The difference in damage between countries like Haiti and the US, for example, is how much adaptation they can afford. “Very often it is the same storm producing […]

COVID-19 is a crucial test for corporate attitudes to sustainability

26 September 2020

The COVID-19 crisis is likely to increase awareness that companies must consider societal needs and ethical standards, not just short-term profits. This is particularly important for companies seeking to retain the skillsets of their workers and politicians striving to avoid societal discontent. Another study found that following layoffs at a firm, the remaining employees saw […]

Revolutionise the war on waste

20 September 2020

Professor Veena Sahajwalla has a strategy for tipping recyclable material straight back into the economy. Veena Sahajwalla has launched the world’s first e-waste microfactory and plans to export the model throughout Australia, and the globe.  She views waste as an opportunity, not a problem, and hopes to roll out the microfactory model across the world. […]

Sustainable plastics will save our oceans ?

12 September 2020

Sustainable packaging inspired by orange peel TIPA Compostable Packaging is a new sustainable packaging inspired by orange peels.Approximately 13 million metrics tons of plastic leak into the ocean every day, Watch  THE VIDEO :    sustainable plastics will save our oceans ?

After COVID 19 : Embedding societal impact into business strategy

28 August 2020

Putting a pause on sustainability agendas is a risky move. The difference between companies that scale back and those that move forward on sustainability will be that, in a postpandemic world, the latter will be in a better position to mitigate regulatory risks and benefit from consumer and investor preferences. Of course, none of this […]

Greenland’s ice sheet has melted to a point of no return

15 August 2020

According to a new study by researchers at Ohio State University : “The ice sheet is now in this new dynamic state, where even if we went back to a climate that was more like what we had 20 or 30 years ago, we would still be pretty quickly losing mass,” Ian Howat, co-author of the […]

Transforming the way consumers are informed and entertained around the world

8 August 2020

Identifying new business models for content and distribution:  Media, entertainment and sport have been radically disrupted over the last months  through  COVID 19 . The internet, social media, user-generated content, video streaming and various other technological breakthroughs. Business models have been upended and entire industry systems have been transformed or disappeared completely. What remains is […]

Governments should not miss this unprecedented window

28 July 2020

If the world can overcome COVID-19, we will have not only have succeeded in combatting a global pandemic, but we will also have the data and support necessary to continue the global transition to a green economy. Policy shifts will be a key challenge. The impact of market shutdowns on lives and livelihoods has required […]

Coastal cities in danger

12 July 2020

How does climate change affect coastal flooding? By 2050, COASTAL FLOODS that used to hit once a century will strike many cities every year, according to the IPCC, the gold standard on climate science. This is because climate change has made sea levels rise. Higher seas make storms worse in two ways. First, tropical cyclones create […]