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Back to the future: Biochar and Terra preta

Back to the future: Biochar and Terra preta

  An ancient technique used by the first peoples of the Amazon to shape soil fertility is being taken up today and could play a potential role in climate change mitigation. The vastest wild area in the world, the lungs of the planet, the...
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...