Yearly Archives: 2007


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Reading some of my articles elsewhere is now possible as my good friend Sherlock kindly asked me to write on ecology and sustainable development for his blog. Sherlock is a photography enthusiast and his pictures are just mesmerizing. The latest version of his blog, Focus on Sherlock puts more emphasis […]

First article I wrote for Focus on Sherlock


Mois après mois, je continue d’écrire sur les grands projets et grandes nouvelles du front du développement durable et de la lutte contre le changement climatique. L’Agence Internationale de l’Energie a émis ce mois-ci son deuxième avertissement afin de pousser tous les pays à une plus grande efficacité énergétique. Il […]

Résumé du mois de novembre 2007


Another good news on the climate change front as over a billion trees have been planted according to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) since last year. Worldwide, people of all conditions planted trees in order to mitigate global warming. This is a strong message to the leaders of the […]

Over a BILLION trees planted in a year !



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According to the French daily Le Figaro in its Monday edition, the construction of the first EPR reactor in France has begun and is going on well. The EPR technology provides several improvements to the current nuclear plants, including increased yield and security, decreased waste and radiations. This reactor will […]

EPR reactor is being built in France


Since the writing of my Master’s thesis, I am aware that huge savings of CO2 emissions could be achieved by insulating our homes and shifting toward energy-efficient appliances. This feeling is strongly reinforced by the views of the Environmental Change Institute (ECI) which is part of the renowned Oxford University […]

The low-carbon revolution starts at home


According to the European Environment Agency, the fifteen first members of the EU “can meet, and may even over-shoot, (their) 2012 Kyoto target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 8 % below 1990 levels”. This is an excellent news as according to the report, the cut of emissions could reach […]

EU can meet and go beyond its Kyoto targets



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The world famous US company Google ,which is behind the most used search engine, plans in the very next years to invest hundreds of millions Dollars in renewable energy sources. The goal is to make solar, geothermal and wind energies price-competitive with electricity from coal-fired plants. A very ambitious idea […]

Google to invest massively in renewable energies


Just days before the Bali talks that will prepare the future of the Kyoto Protocol, the United Nations released a report on the human toll climate change would have. According to it, a full scale global warming would have dramatic consequences for hundreds of million people and the most struck […]

Climate change: a huge threat for developing countries


Rice is the most consumed cereal in the world and is the base of food for half the world population. It is also very water intensive. Meanwhile, water scarcity problems are already increasing in India and China, and will increase even more with climate change. So when the WWF writes […]

How to grow more rice with less water



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I don’t talk about politics as opinions are personal, but when politics include climate change mitigation, I have to do so. The victory yesterday of the Labour Party in Australia is very good news. The country will ratify the Kyoto Protocol and will also be present at the Bali talks […]

Australia to ratify Kyoto, will partake in Bali talks


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Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is one of the main solutions to decrease the greenhouse gases emissions of coal-fired plants. However there is no commercial application yet, but several programs are on their way in North America, Europe or China. The oil-producing countries from the OPEC also plan to work […]

More and more tests of Carbon Capture and Storage


Le mois d’octobre fut excessivement riche en bonnes et mauvaises nouvelles au niveau environnemental et fut pour moi l’occasion d’écrire de nombreux articles. Au niveau des réjouissances on retiendra l’obtention du Prix Nobel de la Paix par les spécialistes du climat du GIEC et Al Gore ou le Grenelle de […]

Résumé du mois d’octobre 2007