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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 […]

Recycled, sustainable, bio-sourced materials

7 March 2022

Responsibility of the industry… and of the citizen “Reuse requires setting up an industrial sector. For that, two things are needed: funding, and the need. Because if there is no bottle to wash, what is the point of building a washing plant? “, underlines the “Reuse and bulk” manager, for whom “mobilizing the consumer is […]

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 […]

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 […]

HOW bring relief to survivors in Haïti?

23 August 2021

The earthquake compounds problems facing the impoverished nation, which is already reeling from a political crisis following the assassination of their president Moïse.       Landslide population exposure is now estimated to be significant. This means a lot more people are at risk from landslides than we initially thought. Road obstructions are also likely, […]

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 […]

Let’s DO IT !

14 May 2021

Lets’Do It ! with Rainer Nolvak He is the chief motivator of Let’s Do It – one of the fastest-expanding civic movements in history. It was born in 2008 in Estonia, where 50.000 people came together to get rid of 10.000 tons of illegal garbage from roadsides, forests and towns, cleaning the entire country in […]

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

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 […]

Pandemics will emerge more often and kill more people

30 October 2020

Future pandemics will emerge more often, spread more rapidly, cause greater damage to the global economy and kill more people than COVID-19, international experts warned in a UN-backed report published on Thursday. Science proves risk can be lowered.   However, pandemic risk can be significantly lowered, the experts said, through greater conservation of protected areas, […]

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 […]

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 ?

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 […]

SEI ?”Sustainable Environmental Initiative” = the keys of success

2 July 2020

From my experience with diverse global team efforts over the years, communications, public relations and business leaders looking to establish and communicate their own successful SEI campaigns can adopt the following fail-proof techniques: • Embrace what I like to call “theater for the mind.” It will be much easier for your audience to understand and […]

A massive global behavioral change to make a difference

8 June 2020

The estimated 200 million metric tonnes (220.4 U.S. tons) of plastic waste in the world’s second-biggest ocean could be interpreted as a travesty. The substance we know today as plastic has been around for more than 100 years. By 2015, an incredible 7.8 billion tonnes of plastic had been produced in the world. It’s been estimated […]

How the virus is changing people and our planet?

22 April 2020

This Earth Day, ACT FOR YOUR PLANET highlights 10 ways that the virus is affecting our planet, for better and for worse.No single event of the last 50 years has had a bigger impact on our world than the ongoing coronavirus pandemic       Wildlife is reclaiming lost territory Tales of dolphins and swans returning […]

#earthday : 50 Years earth day

22 April 2020

No single event of the last 50 years has had a bigger impact on our world than the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. happy anniversary?   First celebrated in 1970—the year that American troops invaded Cambodia, a cyclone claimed 500,000 lives in Bangladesh, and The Beatles broke up—today is the fiftieth Earth Day, a day that marked […]

Women navigating their countries through the coronavirus crisis

20 April 2020

The most noticeable gender equality narrative to emerge from the time of Covid-19 . Looking for examples of true leadership in a crisis? From Iceland to Taiwan and from Germany to New Zealand, women are stepping up to show the world how to manage a messy patch for our human family. Add in Finland, Iceland […]

The world can benefit more cooperation

6 April 2020

Although the coronavirus pandemic has become a threat to every country on Earth, world leaders are all at sea — showing few signs that they wish to cooperate genuinely to combat it. By contrast, tens of thousands of researchers from different disciplines and countries joined research and public health efforts to fight COVID 19. They […]

ONE planet sharing COVID 19

6 April 2020

We must hope that the current epidemic will help humankind realise the acute danger posed by global disunity. We must act quickly and decisively. We should also take into account the long-term consequences of our actions. When choosing between alternatives, we should ask ourselves not only how to overcome the immediate threat, but also what kind […]

Message of Hope from Dr. Goodall in the Face of COVID-19

2 April 2020

Dr. Jane Goodall shares her thoughts in this time of hardship, sharing hope and  information. Dr Jane Goodall is a wise and inspirational human.

Tackling plastic waste

30 March 2020

We believe that leaders across all industries  have a unique ability to turn the tide on plastic waste. Scientific discovery, industrial R&D, ingenuity, entrepreneurship, and marketing were responsible for creating plastic, convincing consumers to adopt it, and conditioning those same consumers to throw it away. Now is the time to turn the tide. Leaders who […]

3 tipping points to drive positive action

29 January 2020

Point #1: Social We are reaching a social tipping point, as polarized attitudes and inaction on climate change create social divisions. The lack of progress on combating climate change has led to louder cries for action. However, at the same time, efforts to address climate change have caused hardships and led to protests. Consider France, where […]

Reversing Global Warming

21 January 2020

Dive Into 80 Global Warming Solutions Discover a solutions-oriented approach, one with a sense of opportunity, possibility, and hope for the future.   To see the solutions : Here     

Paris pullout: The worst is yet to come !

11 November 2019

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that the agreement had imposed an “unfair economic burden” on the United States. Instead, he said, the US would follow “a realistic and pragmatic model”, using “all energy sources and technologies cleanly and efficiently”.Mr Trump promised to turn the US into an energy superpower, and has […]

Roxane Grioche : the 13th edition of the Word Forum for a Responsible Economy

20 October 2019

The key messages of the 13th edition of the Word Forum for a Responsible Economy : Roxane Grioche

Carbon Offset in cities

2 September 2019

Climate change and global warming present an existential threat to the human race, and will require a unified global response at all levels of society.   Initiated by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and made possible thanks to the support of Climate KIC and ofo, Reinventing Cities is an unprecedented global competition to drive […]

The first steps to managing emissions in Cities

12 August 2019

City representatives and climate professionals explain why having a solid greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory is key to determine where to best direct mitigation efforts, set emission reduction targets, monitor progress and ultimately develop an ambitious climate action plan.

Deadline 2020 !

27 May 2019

Deadline 2020 In response to the Paris Agreement, C40 Cities launched Deadline 2020 – How cities will get the job done, which outlines the level of ambition and action needed by C40 cities to play their part in converting the Paris Agreement from aspiration into reality. the ALL programme HERE  The Paris Agreement commits signatories to […]

Using recycled aluminium to manufacture capsules

3 February 2019

It is a hard-nosed business decision. For circular model paths, Nespresso needs to partner with other companies along the whole supply and value chains, all of which require more resources and different skillsets on the part of Nespresso. When asked why the firm is not using recycled aluminium to manufacture their capsules, Nespresso claimed their capsules […]

More water for Sahel

6 November 2018

Act for your planet is proud to be partnership of: MORE WATER FOR SAHEL initiative: click here  Think and act collectively to let water pave the way to peace and human development www.morewaterforsahel.com      

The day taps (almost) ran out of water in South Africa

22 October 2018

The day taps (almost) ran out of water in South Africa Today, Claire Pengelly told us everything about the management of the water crisis that South Africa had to face for the last three years. The GreenCape Organization saw in the drought an opportunity for significant change in the water consumption. Even though the Cape […]

Yann Arthus Bertrand : Looking down on our home

20 October 2018

Earth Seen From Above: As an artist and activist, « artivist » would say the director of La Maison de la Photographie, Yann Arthus Bertrand spent forty years flying over Earth. To show its beauty, its inhabitants, to spread love, his love, for nature, for others. Today, he is closing the World Forum for a Responsible Economy […]

Reinvent the Toilet Challenge

6 October 2018

More than 2 billion people lack access to clean water and sanitation around the world. Through his foundation’s “Reinvent the Toilet Challenge,” Gates has given millions to teams seeking to develop waterless toilets in the last several years. To be entered into the challenge, toilets had to cost less than 5 cents a day to […]

Palm plantations : from labor exploitation and social conflicts

22 August 2018

A new report by Greenpeace finds that palm oil suppliers to the world’s largest brands have cleared more than 1,300 square kilometres of rainforest—an area the size of the city of Los Angeles—since the end of 2015. The report found that palm oil suppliers to these top brands had cleared more than 1,300 square kilometers (500 […]

Advanced analytics, and digital technology, towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution

7 April 2018

What are the hardware, software, and financing challenges the world needs to navigate before the enticing vision of the Fourth Industrial Revolution becomes a reality? The Fourth Industrial Revolution has made some rather exciting promises to society: More streamlined business practices, services that can be customised to the need of every individual, and technologies that […]

Choices influencing food access

1 March 2018

Food access:  food supply and food security Have you ever considered that you’re not the only one who decides what food ends up on your plate? How can we discern dilemmas at household, local, national and international levels get the big picture when the connections between levels and actors regarding access to food have been […]

Replace, re-use, recycle : 3 steps to saving the planet 

18 February 2018

Take-out coffee and bottled water symbolise both the luxury and the waste of the early 21st century. They represent the throwaway world, the always-on culture, the low-pay, low-skill jobs. They reflect our catastrophic disregard of the consequences of our choices for the world around us. Recycling plastics can be profitable ,  but it is also capital […]

Patagonia Action Works

8 February 2018

On February 7, 2018, Patagonia launched a new digital platform connecting customers with local organizations working to save the planet. The goal of this new platform, called Patagonia Action Works, is to help Patagonia customers learn more about local environmental issues and how to get involved with events, petitions, fundraising and volunteering time and skills.  

Wood is Good! 

6 February 2018

Responsibly sourced wood : By storing carbon , wood can play also a big part in  helping tackle climate change. It is important to remove carbon from the atmosphere as well as reduce new carbon emissions going into the atmosphere. Wood achieves both of these. Wood is unique among building materials because it is a […]

Climate change : and what about us?

21 January 2018

A. Integrate climate change and nutrition policies Climate change and nutrition need to have an aligned agenda. We know crop prices will increase (it has been predicted that climate change will result in additional prices increase of 5 -25% for important agriculture crops like maize, wheat and soybeans), we also know that food quality is […]

The silence breakers

10 January 2018

World resources

4 January 2018

Energy/Climate and environmental policies are inextricably linked. All energy production and consumption has environmental impacts.  The challenges of producing and using energy resources sustainably and protecting our natural environment equally represent an opportunity to pursue sustainable economic growth,while contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation. In many regards energy,climate and environmental objectives go hand in […]