China’s many hurdles to green its electricity production

par Lauren Harry-Villain (EnvIM 2018)   As China has been the world’s biggest energy consumer since 2009 and is the biggest greenhouse gas emitter (International Energy Agency, 2017), it should play a crucial role in the global effort to reduce CO2 emissions and thereby limit climate change. Notwithstanding the fact that it consumes more coal than any other country by far (IEA, 2018), the country has shown in recent years

It’s the last (plastic) straw!

par Noémie Levé (EnvIM 2018)   Plastic is great, it is lightweight, durable, versatile, hygienic, resistant, and above all cheap. It comes in every shape, color, size and texture. It has transformed our lives for the better in many ways. For instance, plastic bottles allow billions of people to have access to clean water every day, and it helped the space conquest thanks to its strength and weight properties. Without

Environmental impacts of mass tourism in China

par Juliette Paemelaere (EnvIM 2018)   "Anywhere in the world that you go diving, you shouldn’t grab or take away any marine life” Source: ChinaDaily.com This excerpt from the 2013 Guide on appropriate touristic behaviors issued by the Chinese government revealed the global lack of environmental education of the Chinese people. Though Chinese tourists globally hold a terrible reputation when travelling abroad, scant international literature exist on their behavior at

Comment gère-t-on la dissonance entre nos actes et nos valeurs?

par Maëva Frérot (RSE-DD 2018)   Nous allons parler ici d’équilibre cognitif. Qu’est-ce qu’il peut bien se passer dans nos têtes pour que nous continuions à acheter le dernier téléphone portable dernier