2011 • Build a new society
April 2 and 3, 2011
10.000 people have attented the 21 debates held at UNESCO on April 2&3, 2011.
"Building a new society" was the central theme of this year Earth university.
Ecology is increasingly taking an important place in our lives and the need to protect our environment is the subject of many debates and growing concern. We must change our lifestyle if we want avoid a runaway increase in the dangers facing us.
For these reasons, it seems more essential than ever to "build a new society".
Building a new society means reshaping our environment policy to make a long-term view and future generations a central point in our objectives for our society.
Building a new society means allowing men to live in dignity, being able to share and care.
Building a new society means inventing a new model of development based on changes in methods of production and consumption, in every field: energy, transport, housing, agricultural, health, etc.
Building a new society means establishing an ecological democracy, i.e. developing a new kind of governance, given that all citizens are concerned by environmental crises, both as victims and as contributors.
Building a new society means working on the idea of reconciliation.
Reconciliation between political power and citizens.
Reconciliation between the spirit of enterprise and the spirit of sharing.
Reconciliation between man and nature.
Lastly, building a new society means restoring the right to dream, and placing renewed importance on the long term view, vulnerability, doubt, humility, respect and altruism.
Economist, honorary president France Active
Psychiatrist, psychotherapist on food issues
Writer, president of PlaNet Finance
Chairman, Crédit Coopératif Group
Executive vice-president, IONIS Education Group
Managing director, Eiffage
Director of the Office of the Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute
General Deputy, SOS Group
Co-founder and chairman of FriendsClear
Pierre-André de CHALENDAR
CEO, Saint Gobain
President KPMG Foundation
Chairman of Supervisory Board of Clarins Group
doctor in sciences of environment, expert for the European Commission
Deputy General Manager, Danone Group
Sailor, Vice-chairwoman of the Conservatoire du Littoral
Writer, Chairman of the Board of the Transnational Institute, honorary president of ATTAC
Economist, professor at « Conservatoire national des arts et métiers »
National director of Réseau Cocagne
Founder of a biological Farm in Bec Hellouin
Founder and CEO of FING
Chairman of Philips France
Physicist at CEA
Bruno LE MAIRE
French Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries
Founder of Alter Eco
CEO of Nutriset
Marc LUYCKX GHISI
Vice-president of the « Conseil Consultatif International d'Auroville »
Professor at the Sorbonne, Director of the Centre for Studies of Contemporary and Everyday Life
François de MAZIERES
President of « Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine », Mayor of Versailles
Chairman of the HALDE (The High Authority for the Struggle Against Discrimination and for Equality)
CEO of RATP
Managing director, Ashoka France
Director for sustainable development, EDF Group
Founder of Slow Food
Founder of Solar Impulse, psychiatrist
Paleoanthropologist, Collège de France
Chairman of non-profit organisation Terre et Humanisme, writer, philosopher
CEO, Voyageurs du Monde Group
Chef, restaurant « Le Coquillage »
Joël de ROSNAY
President of Biotics International, special advisor for the “Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie”
Arnaud de SAINT SIMON
Managing director, Psychologies Magazine
Founder of NegaWatt
CEO of Etnies and of Sole Technology
Director and founder of the Living School
Delegated Administrator to the General direction of MAIF
Writer, professor of Religions at the Sorbonne
CEO, chairman of the Board of Puma