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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 […]

REWIND : Rob Hopkins at the World Forum 2021

21 November 2021

Roxane Grioche At the World Forum For a Responsible Economy In 2018, Rob Hopkins, initiator of the international movement of cities in transition, invited us to imagine a desirable future, to dream of an “ideal” world that we could build and take hold of. At the initiative of the podcast “What? What’s Next?”, Rob Hopkins […]

REWIND : Jeremy Rifkin at The World Forum 2021

21 November 2021

Roxane Grioche At the World Forum For a Responsible Economy Prominent figure in global forecasting and theorist of the “Third Industrial Revolution” (TRI), Jeremy Rifkin honors us with his presence for this REWIND mini-series. The initiator of the TRI in the former Nord-Pas-de-Calais region (2013) reviewed for rev3’s fifth anniversary, the dynamics of the region. […]

REWIND : Monique Leroux at the World Forum 2021

21 November 2021

Roxane Grioche At the World Forum For a Responsible Economy Guest of honor at the opening plenary in 2015, Monique Leroux takes a retrospective look from Canada. Commitment, acceleration and resilience: the former president of the Desjardins Movement shares her enlightened and optimistic vision of the world of today and tomorrow. Interview By  Roxane Grioche, […]

REWIND : Judy Wicks at the World Forum 2021

20 November 2021

Roxane Grioche At the World Forum For a Responsible Economy A key figure in the “SUPER LOCAL” (2018) edition, American activist and entrepreneur Judy Wicks opens up the field of the local economy to address issues of inclusion and diversity and the need to reweave the fundamental links of a local community. Interview By  Roxane […]

REWIND : Shainoor Khoja at the World Forum 2021

20 November 2021

Roxane Grioche At the World Forum For a Responsible Economy It is in a very particular context that Shainoor Khoja speaks from Afghanistan. Invited to the World Forum in 2019, the former director of Roshan Community (CSR branch of the operator of the same name) offers us a view that is both very aware of […]

REWIND : Bibi Russell at the World Forum 2021

20 November 2021

Roxane Grioche At the World Forum For a Responsible Economy Four years ago, Bibi Russell told Roxane that the world was about to change in order to put people back at the heart of everything. In 2021, the philanthropic fashion designer’s almost prophetic words resonate more than ever. Bibi now brings us new inspiring and […]

WRITING CHANGE : Literacy Initiative with Amanda Gorman

15 October 2021

To advance literacy as a “pathway to equality, access, and social change.” “I am honored to partner with The Estée Lauder Companies to activate change through literacy, and to represent a brand founded by such an inspiring and daring woman,” Gorman said in a statement. “Mrs. Estée Lauder shattered glass ceilings as a leader in […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A COVID-19 ‘vaccine hesitancy’ in France

30 November 2020

“I am in favour of compulsory vaccination if necessary,”  said Gérard Larcher,  the President of the Senate. “When you get vaccinated, it’s not just for yourself, it’s a form of solidarity and protection for the whole of society.” Promising trial results have led to hopes that a Covid-19 vaccine is soon to be on the […]

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 […]

Why is meat consumption such a controversial topic?

10 November 2020

There are many good reasons — especially for the environment – to eat less meat. But why is it so difficult for us to implement this as a society? therefor half of the planet live in big poverty : meat has always been linked to prestige. Historically it was always associated with power, strength 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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Poverty, pollution and child labor

10 May 2020

German photographer wins UNICEF photo of the year Hartmut Schwarzbach’s picture shows a young girl in search of plastic waste in a Manila slum. UNICEF say the photo successfully captures the “three tragedies of our time”: poverty, pollution and child labor. Children of Manila’s slums  At the time of the photograph, the girl was 13 years old, according […]

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 […]

Wildlife is reclaiming lost territory

21 April 2020

The pandemic has shown that nature can rebound at speed when given the chance. Wildlife is reclaiming lost territory:  Tales of dolphins and swans returning to the canals of Venice and elephants sauntering through a village in Yunnan, China turned out to be fake news as people clamoured for positive stories amid the terrifying Covid-19 […]

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 […]