7 October 2020 - France: Forty percent of greenhouse gases generated to meet the demand of households and businesses are emitted abroad

To achieve carbon neutrality, France will not just have to be contented with reducing greenhouse gas emissions on its territory. Other measures will also be required. [read]

26 September 2020 - Income inequality impacts on the level of greenhouse gas emissions and on vulnerability to the consequences of climate change

The more people are rich, the more they emit greenhouse gas; the more people are poor and less they emit greenhouse gas, but the more they are vulnerable to the consequences of climate change. The strategy to reduce emissions must take these inequalities into account. [read]

23 September 2020 - Farmers: poisoned lives

Two testimonies demonstrate the difficulties met by new rural dwellers, particularly if they farm differently from local farmers. [read]

August 2020 - Facts and figures on world food insecurity - An alarming deterioration   

Despite reiterated commitments and a long series of declarations made by governments over decades, the world is off track: the end of hunger, of food insecurity and of all forms of malnutrition seems out of reach...


6 July 2020 - In France, organic is growing fast

More than 70% of the French consume organic products at least once in a month, food habits change, but local supply has difficulties in meating a growing demand. [read]

22 June 2020 - COVID-19 and food crisis: the main operating mechanisms

Reduced production and household income and higher food prices are the main causes of the food crisis created by COVID-19. [read]

18 June 2020 - The reduction of world forests erodes their ability to store carbon and conserve biodiversity

The commented results of the last “Global Forest Resources Assessment“ conducted by the FAO in 2020. [read]

10 May 2020 - The COVID-19 dilemma: Health or the economy?

The world faces the “health - economy” dilemma. In poor countries, it means choosing between saving people from the pandemic or saving them from hunger. Some elements of the debate [read].

2 May 2020 - Europe: Could the COVID-19 crisis contribute to a “reshoring” of production?

What exactly would reshoring mean? What would be its consequences? And what are the main obstacles of a movement that, for many, appears to be a solution to several of our problems?  [read]

22 April 2020 - COVID-19 and food: the economic and food crisis hits the more vulnerable - some insights

The COVID-19 crisis is beginning to seriously shake the food system throughout the world, pushing a growing number of people into food insecurity and tragedy. [read]

5 April 2020 - The selfish, the blind and the invisible: what COVID-19 tells us about our societies

A careful analysis of available information sheds light on us and our perception of the world around us. It offers some hints on how to enter effectively into the 21st century. [read]

27 March 2020 - COVID-19 and food  - The pandemic is likely to cause a major food crisis

What consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on food and agriculture in urban and rural areas of the world? We must prepare for the crisis and try to minimise its impact. [read]

21 January 2020 - Pesticides: an issue that poisons our agriculture

In France, the use of pesticides is on the increase. The solution is not in a quest for new, less dangerous, molecules but in an in-depth transformation of agricultural systems and their practices. [read]

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