Russia: Arktika’s exit arouses a new battle over the exploitation of the Arctic

Translated by Claudia Oppong Peprah, proofread by Claire Tholozan The nuclear-powered Russian icebreaker “Arktika” which has just returned to St. Peterburg harbor on September 17th departed again on September 22nd 2020 to rejoin its future home port, Murmansk. The voyage will enable it to test its potential under extreme conditions one last time. The impressive […]

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Deforestation in Brazil: an issue that has persisted since the colonial era

Translated by Marine El Hajji To reflect on the 54th episode of PNYX directed by my colleagues of Le Journal International, I would like to go back to the issue of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. In what way does this deforestation draw from the colonial heritage, but also from the military dictatorship of which Jair […]

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crédits to: Antonios Ntoumas

Sustainable tourism: The EU’s actions

Translated by Lauren Valentine and proofread by Amel Attatfa Sustainable travel is a longstanding discussion topic for the European Union, particularly in relation to tourism. With this in mind, two projects for completely eco-friendly trips have emerged: The European Green Belt and Eurovelo. In 2019, the need for decisive action to promote a more sustainable […]

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Treedom: 10 years of commitment for the environment

Translated by Claudia Oppong Peprah, proofread by Lauren Valentine In 2010, Treedom was brought to the market in Florence with an ambitious project: selling real trees from a distance, allowing the buyer to keep track of their development. Ten years later, what are the results and the prospects? ”It was during the years when Facebook’s […]

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Plastic China: the illusion of China’s prosperity

TRANSLATED BY GRACE DEATKER AND STEPHANIE BENZIES Consumer society has reached a dead end. Watching Chinese film director Wang Jiuliang’s images, the public uncovers a controversial issue: the plastic waste disposal industry in China. In his book Junkyard Planet, Adam Minter describes both a controversial and lucrative world where piles of waste become colossal fortunes, […]

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GDP: an outdated indicator

TRANSLATED BY LAURA DELAGRANGE AND CAROLINE CARDEN Historically, countries which pollute the most have a high level of GDP growth. China (6-7%), India (7%) and the United States (2.5%) – three high-carbon economies – take the lead of countries emitting the largest quantities of CO2 (non-EU). While many envy Germany’s economic growth, questioning our economic […]

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