ecology

  • Author: fondapol
  • 28 décembre 2010
  • Agriculture

Achieving a new common agricultural policy

Discussions aimed at defining the post-2013 Common Agricultural Policy will be opening this November. The CAP – the leading, oldest and most integrated of existing Community agricultural policies – is a symbol of European construction. The issue of market regulation in a liberalised world is one of the topics on the agenda. Lire la suite

  • Author: Bernard Bachelier
  • 28 décembre 2010
  • Agriculture

Food security: a global challenge

The food crisis which struck the world in 2008 brought back the agricultural issue as one of the international community’s top priorities. It is obvious that new food shortages may occur. Hunger is not declining as had been hoped. Since spring 2008, all global conferences have been devoting one item on their agenda to food security and pledged new funding. However, those statements did not translate into action. Public opinion is finding it hard to understand what is going on and to distinguish between what is intended for media impact and what will initiate real action. Lire la suite

  • 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