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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.

Speakers

Eric ALBERT
Psychiatrist

Claude ALPHANDERY
Economist, honorary president France Active

Christophe ANDRE
Psychiatrist

Gérard APFELDORFER
Psychiatrist, psychotherapist on food issues

Jacques ATTALI
Writer, president of PlaNet Finance

Jean-Louis BANCEL
Chairman, Crédit Coopératif Group

Guillaume BAPST

Fabrice BARDECHE
Executive vice-president, IONIS Education Group

Pierre BERGER
Managing director, Eiffage

Lionel BONY
Director of the Office of the Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute

Jean-Marc BORELLO
General Deputy, SOS Group

Jean-Christophe CAPELLI
Co-founder and chairman of FriendsClear

Pierre-André de CHALENDAR
CEO, Saint Gobain

Jean-Louis CHAUSSENDE
President KPMG Foundation

Gilles CLEMENT
Landscape gardener

André COMTE-SPONVILLE
Philosopher

Christian COURTIN-CLARINS
Chairman of Supervisory Board of Clarins Group

Philippe DESBROSSES
doctor in sciences of environment, expert for the European Commission

Emmanuel FABER
Deputy General Manager, Danone Group

Cynthia FLEURY
Philosopher

Maud FONTENOY
Sailor, Vice-chairwoman of the Conservatoire du Littoral

Caroline FOUREST
Writer, journalist

Jacques GENEREUX
Economist

Susan GEORGE
Writer, Chairman of the Board of the Transnational Institute, honorary president of ATTAC

Michel GODET
Economist, professor at « Conservatoire national des arts et métiers »

Alain GODONOU

Georges HADDAD

Jean-Guy HENCKEL
National director of Réseau Cocagne

Perrine HERVE-GRUYER
Founder of a biological Farm in Bec Hellouin

Stéphane HESSEL
Writer, diplomat

JR
Artist, photographer

Daniel KAPLAN
Founder and CEO of FING

Joël KARECKI
Chairman of Philips France

Etienne KLEIN
Physicist at CEA

Michel LACROIX
Philosopher

Bruno LE MAIRE
French Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries

Tristan LECOMTE
Founder of Alter Eco

Michel LESCANNE
CEO of Nutriset

Marc LUYCKX GHISI
Vice-president of the « Conseil Consultatif International d'Auroville »

Michel MAFFESOLI
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

Eric MOLINIE
Chairman of the HALDE (The High Authority for the Struggle Against Discrimination and for Equality)

Pierre MONGIN
CEO of RATP

Arnaud MOUROT
Managing director, Ashoka France

Claude NAHON
Director for sustainable development, EDF Group

Lars OLOFSSON
CEO, Carrefour

Laurence PARISOT

Carlo PETRINI
Founder of Slow Food

Bertrand PICCARD
Founder of Solar Impulse, psychiatrist

Pascal PICQ
Paleoanthropologist, Collège de France

François-Henri PINAULT
CEO, PPR

Pierre RABHI
Chairman of non-profit organisation Terre et Humanisme, writer, philosopher

Jean-François RIAL
CEO, Voyageurs du Monde Group

Olivier ROELLINGER
Chef, restaurant « Le Coquillage »

Joël de ROSNAY
President of Biotics International, special advisor for the “Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie”

Samuel ROUVILLOIS
Priest, philosopher

Arnaud de SAINT SIMON
Managing director, Psychologies Magazine

Thierry SALOMON
Founder of NegaWatt

Pierre-André SENIZERGUES
CEO of Etnies and of Sole Technology

Caroline SOST
Director and founder of the Living School

Sylvain TESSON
Adventurer

Dominique THYS
Delegated Administrator to the General direction of MAIF

Oliviero TOSCANI
Artist, photographer

Odon VALLET
Writer, professor of Religions at the Sorbonne

Jean-Paul VIGUIER
Architect

Dominique WOLTON
Sociologist

Jochen ZEITZ
CEO, chairman of the Board of Puma

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