2007 . Energies of the future, future lifestyles

SATURDAY 31 MARCH 2007

"Energies of the future, future lifestyles" is the theme of the second Earth university held on Saturday 31 March 2007 at UNESCO: present state and future outlook for a very "burning" question.

The vital change in our society requires radical changes in our everyday behaviour. Many French people, aware of the importance of environmental questions, have started to adopt ecological and economic practices in their everyday lives. But we need to go further and change our whole lifestyle. The Earth university invites us to take a forward-looking approach and decode the question to project ourselves into the future.

One debate is devoted to global warming due to greenhouse gas emissions, whose impact we are only now starting to perceive. Another takes an inventory of our energy resources, whether fossil, renewable or nuclear. Another debate tackles the challenges to be met to deal with the new climate and energy paradigm and the environmental, economic and social upheavals to which it may give rise. The end of oil is not a utopia. It will create great upheavals in the field of transport. What kind of travel will we still be able to enjoy? Where will we find the products that future travel will consume? Biofuels, new hybrid engines, renewable energies... will the alternative solutions suggested today be those adopted tomorrow? Will distance working become common practice? Two debates look at these key themes. Building - another major consumer of energy and CO2 emitter after transport - must also change. Bioclimate architecture, passive houses, HQE (high environmental quality) building: what are the existing and future solutions to ensure high energy performance housing? This is what we will be discovering.

The speakers

  • Yann ARTHUS-BERTRAND
    Photographer
  • Jean-Yves BARRIER
    Architect
  • Jacques BARROT
    Vice-President of the European Commission, EU transport commissioner
  • Yves COCHET
    Deputy
  • Dominique DRON
    Chief engineer of Les Mines, former president of the interministerial mission of the greenhouse effect
  • Thierry GAUDIN
    Mining engineer, President of Prospective 2100
  • Patrick HAAS
    CEO BP France
  • Alain JUPPE
    Former Prime Minister, Mayor of Bordeaux
  • Nathalie KOSCIUSKO-MORIZET
    Deputy
  • Roland LEHOUCQ
    Astrophysicist with the CEA
  • Corinne LEPAGE
    President of Cap 21, former minister for the environment
  • Valérie MASSON-DELMOTTE
    Engineer at CEA
  • Gérard MERMET
    Sociologist, economist, director of Francoscopies
  • Gérard MESTRALLET
    CEO of Suez
  • François MOISAN
    Executive Director of Strategy and Research and Scientific Director of ADEME
  • Claude NAHON
    Director of Sustainable Development of EDF Group
  • Henri PREVOT
    Mining engineer
  • Henri PROGLIO
    CEO, Véolia Environment
  • Pierre RADANNE
    International expert on energy issues
  • Joël de ROSNAY
    Chairman of Biotics International
  • Patrick VIVERET
    Philosopher

Saturday, 31st March

  • 1. The environment: an industrial challenge.

    • Henri PROGLIO - CEO, Véolia Environment
    • Pierre RADANNE - International expert on energy issues

    Moderated by: Erik IZRAELEWICZ

    Saturday, 31st March from 11h00 to 12h30 - UNESCO - Salle 2

  • 2. Energies and climatic crisis: what solutions for the future?

    • Valérie MASSON-DELMOTTE - Engineer at CEA
    • Gérard MESTRALLET - CEO of Suez
    • Henri PREVOT - Mining engineer

    Moderated by: Jean-Marc VITTORI

    Saturday, 31st March from 11h00 to 12h30 - UNESCO - Salle 1

  • 3. Towards new modes of travel and consumption.

    • Yann ARTHUS-BERTRAND - Photographer
    • Jacques BARROT - Vice-President of the European Commission, EU transport commissioner
    • Patrick HAAS - CEO BP France
    • Alain JUPPE - Former Prime Minister, Mayor of Bordeaux

    Moderated by: François LENGLET

    Saturday, 31st March from 14h30 to 16h00 - UNESCO - Salle 1

  • 4. Energy resources: inventory and current situation.

    • Yves COCHET - Deputy
    • Dominique DRON - Chief engineer of Les Mines, former president of the interministerial mission of the greenhouse effect
    • Roland LEHOUCQ - Astrophysicist with the CEA
    • Corinne LEPAGE - President of Cap 21, former minister for the environment

    Moderated by: Antoine THIBOUMERY

    Saturday, 31st March from 14h30 to 16h00 - UNESCO - Salle 2

  • 5. How to live after the oil crash ?

    • Thierry GAUDIN - Mining engineer, President of Prospective 2100
    • Gérard MERMET - Sociologist, economist, director of Francoscopies
    • Joël de ROSNAY - Chairman of Biotics International
    • Patrick VIVERET - Philosopher

    Moderated by: Jean-Marc VITTORI

    Saturday, 31st March from 16h30 to 18h00 - UNESCO - Salle 1

  • 6. Future lifestyles: what housing environment for tomorrow?

    • Jean-Yves BARRIER - Architect
    • Nathalie KOSCIUSKO-MORIZET - Deputy
    • François MOISAN - Executive Director of Strategy and Research and Scientific Director of ADEME
    • Claude NAHON - Director of Sustainable Development of EDF Group

    Moderated by: Anne BAUER

    Saturday, 31st March from 16h30 to 18h00 - UNESCO - Salle 2

  • Nicolas Hulot, François Lemarchand
  • Alain Juppé, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Jacques Barrot, Patrick Haas, François Lenglet
  • Alain Juppé
  • Yann Arthus-Bertrand
  • Henri Prévot, Valérie Masson-Delmotte, Jean-Marc Vittori, Gérard Mestrallet
  • Pierre Radanne
  • Erik Izraelewicz, Henri Proglio
  • Salle I - Unesco
  • Henri Proglio
  • François Lemarchand, Nicolas Hulot
  • A student
  • Yves Cochet
  • Corinne Lepage
  • A debate at the Earth university
  • Patrick Haas
  • Joël de Rosnay, Patrick Viveret
  • Salle I - Unesco
  • Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Jacques Barrot
  • Jean-Marc Vittori, Gérard Mermet
  • Pierre Radanne, Erik Izraelewicz, Henri Proglio
  • Claude Nahon, François Moisan