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Post-COVID Economic Recovery: A Climate Opportunity?

Post-COVID Economic Recovery: A Climate Opportunity?

By: Alexie Roy-Lafontaine As a society, we are at the crossroads between a human and a sanitary crisis and an economic and social crisis. The current historical confinement period and self-assessment leads to certain reflections in regard to our...
Closing the loop, once and for all

Closing the loop, once and for all

Cyclic processes such as water and nutrients abound in natural ecosystems. When species die, they decompose and integrate the soil with a range of nutrients necessary for the survival of others. Residual matter of one species is the food of the...
Earth also has its limits

Earth also has its limits

By: Alexie Roy-Lafontaine The growth of the world’s population inevitably leads to an increase in the demand for natural resources (water, energy, minerals, wood) and living spaces. These demands put pressure on ecosystems and will increase in the...
Sustainable mobility: What it is and how to get there

Sustainable mobility: What it is and how to get there

By: Alexie Roy-Lafontaine If I ride my bicycle to work, I practice sustainable mobility, right? Yes and no! The answer is not that simple. In fact, the concept of sustainable mobility links a multitude of players from different sectors. Citizens...
The health impacts of air quality

The health impacts of air quality

By: Cassandre Clermont Good air quality is important for health, as is healthy eating and physical activity. The air we breathe allows our body to function; therefore it is essential that it is made up of healthy gases in enough quantity. On Earth,...

Deconfinement and Climatic Recovery

This article addresses the resuming of our post-confinement activities. The crisis triggered by the COVID-19 has naturally relegated climate action in second place as the public health crisis taking place globally and fears of a long-term economic...
Greta vs Davos

Greta vs Davos

Sequestration and the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are a combination of indispensable actions that must be carried out simultaneously.   At the beginning of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic[1] emerged as a global issue that is...