Fifty Shades of 2°C

par Martin Courgeon (EnvIM 2018)   There is no doubt for anyone anymore that anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are one of the, if not the, greatest challenge of the 21st century. The dangers of global warming caused by the greenhouse gases emissions, notably CO2, are becoming increasingly clear. Some of the impacts of global warming are already visible today, and the private sector must cope with them. Insurance companies for

BROKEN (H)EARTH

par Emma Nicolas (EnvIM 2018)   When thinking about planet Earth, the first adjective that comes to one’s mind is usually the “blue planet”. Indeed, water composes no less than 75% of the Earth’s total surface (Fig.1). But what about the ground? If water is absolutely necessary to life (and actually complex life came out from water), soils shelter all terrestrial species, including humans. Not only have they been giving

How China’s waste import ban makes the world rethink its waste?

par Yiwen XU (EnvIM 2018)   In July 2017, the General Office of China’s State Council issued the Prohibition of Foreign Garbage Imports: The Reform Plan on Solid Waste Import Management, proposing that in 2018, China will ban the import of four classes of waste, including waste plastics from households, unsorted waste paper, waste textile materials, and vanadium slag. What is more, in April 2018, the Ministry of Ecology and

L’exode urbain, retour au vert?

par Alice Couillaux (RSEDD 2018)   Depuis les années soixante, on observe en France un phénomène migratoire baptisé « exode urbain ». Une première vague a eu lieu avec l’émergence du mouvement hippie, sensible