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

Sustainable Finance: How Green is China?

par Héloïse Dumont (EnvIM 2018) In 2017, China has been the second largest green bond emitter following the United States of America according to the international organisation Climate Bond Initiative. There is currently a growing demand for more responsible investing all over the world, especially towards green finance, which is « the financing of investments that provide environmental benefits in the broader context of environmentally sustainable development, and will require tens

De la mode jetable à la mode durable : état des lieux !

par Clara Bercovici (IGE 2018)   « Dans les années 90, l’accélération des prix bas a entraîné une perte de repères sur la valeur du vêtement chez les consommateurs et les producteurs. Cela a contribué à rendre la mode toxique pour l’environnement, les travailleurs et la société. »