The Minister of Agriculture Stéphane Travert announced that the state will, from 2018, entrust the funding of “maintenance aid” to the regions. Objective: to favor conversions of novice farmers in organic farming. Change of course for “organic” agriculture in France. On the Tech and Bio show held this week in Bourg-les-Valence in the Drôme, the… Read More Organic farming: why the State is withdrawing from aid for maintenance
The public debate only highlights the negative effects of increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But there are also positive impacts. By Bjorn Lomborg, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and assistant professor at Copenhagen Business School A recent study in the journal Nature has revealed how increasing carbon dioxide (CO₂) has made the Earth… Read More The benefits of increasing CO2
ZEN2050, the report released Monday, May 27 the association for the Environment, shows that the ambitious goal that the French government has set itself – not to emit more gas-to-greenhouse than it does will be possible to absorb – is at hand. But it involves strong, immediate measures in all parts of society. “Unprecedented changes”.… Read More Carbon neutrality in 2050, under which conditions
The G7 environment ministers and the countries invited by France met in Metz on Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May to put on the table the subject of the ecological emergency. The stakes are numerous, the challenges ahead just as complex and urgent, especially as regards biodiversity. A report from the Intergovernmental Science and Policy… Read More Biodiversity, climate: what can Europe do?
Too many hotels, too many tourists, too much garbage: The indigenous people of the Chilean Easter Island complain about the number of visitors. By law, Chile is now regulating access. Due to the huge number of tourists on the Chilean Easter Island, access will be restricted from now on. “This island is magical, everyone wants… Read More Chile limits access to Easter Island
See Venice – and pay three euros. But the city, which will soon be hosting tourists, is not the only destination that wants to control the onslaught with fees. An overview of Bali to Spitsbergen. In fact, relatively speaking, there are only a few places in the world that are overrun by tourists. However, these… Read More Charges against tourist rush: nine euros for Bali’s beaches, 1500 euros for gorillas
Overall, the European Union should achieve the 20% renewable energy target set in 2008 as part of the climate change package. But this collective result masks contrasting individual performances. With 17.5% of renewables consumed in 2017, the EU seems to be on track to reach its target of 20% of green energy sources (hydropower, wind,… Read More Renewable energies: the Scandinavian countries best European students