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Clock is ticking: Looking good is no longer enough

Clock is ticking: Looking good is no longer enough

At COP26, which ended in early November, more than 100 political leaders agreed to halt deforestation by 2030. Canada, Russia, China, Indonesia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United States, the United Kingdom and Brazil, where important...
Crash of 1929 and climate crisis

Crash of 1929 and climate crisis

The second industrial revolution at the turn of the 20th century was marked by the production of electricity, gas, and oil: it forged the world as we know it. The fruit of the important work of women and men has made mechanisation of economies;...
The Environmental and Social Challenges of Teleworking

The Environmental and Social Challenges of Teleworking

The Covid-19 pandemic has been an opportunity for companies to rethink their working models. Telework, in particular, was praised for its alleged benefits for employees and the environment. It is widely accepted that remote work helps reduce...
Planting Trees: Are We Going the Wrong Way?

Planting Trees: Are We Going the Wrong Way?

The largest tree on the planet is found in California. General Sherman is a 2, 500 years old redwood that sequestered more than 1439 tons of atmospheric carbon during its terrestrial life[1]. Few trees can compete with it while the impact of human...
Carbon Neutrality, Net Zero, Agenda 2050: Yes, but…

Carbon Neutrality, Net Zero, Agenda 2050: Yes, but…

When the challenges of the climate crisis are addressed, the net-zero emissions target is instantly raised. This goal has been the backbone of the international community’s climate action plans since the ratification of the Paris Agreement in...
What is COVID-19 telling us about the impact of climate change?

What is COVID-19 telling us about the impact of climate change?

The global pandemic that has been affecting all economies and societies for the past year has shown that a virus with an estimated case fatality rate of 0.5 to 1% [1] has led to extraordinary public health challenges around the world. These new...