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  • Author: Frédéric Rouvillois
  • 6 février 2009
  • Environment

Striving for an Ecological Democracy

The Grenelle Environment Forum established to tackle the environmental challenge must take into account the need for institutional reform – summarized by the term “ecological democracy.” Yet the groups responsible for the Grenelle Environment process are missing this opportunity. For … Lire la suite

  • Author: Jean-Didier Vincent
  • 6 février 2009
  • Environment

The Environment: Banking on the Innovation Economy

Twenty years: that is the timeframe that we have adopted to restore the Earth’s climate. If we fail, our countries will be unable to survive the three-fold population, global warming and energy crisis that will culminate in 2030. Although the … Lire la suite

  • Author: Damien Tresallet
  • 6 février 2009
  • Environment

Greening Economic Growth: Towards a Global Strategy for Europe

In the context of an unstable global economy, three of the principal polluting nations ­ China, India and the United States ­ have, up to now, been reluctant to ratify any binding agreement on climate change. Consequently, it has been … Lire la suite

  • Author: Mehdi Abbas
  • 20 janvier 2009
  • Environment

Trade Policy and Climate Change: Options for a European Border Adjustment Measure

In November 2006, the French government announced the concept of introducing a carbon tax (so called CO2 tax) on imports originating from countries refusing to commit to the Kyoto Protocol. The French initiative stems from the fact that non-compliance with … Lire la suite