“And tomor­row, dou­ble or not­hing for the envi­ron­ment?”

To mark Earth Day (22 April), which cele­bra­ted its 50th anni­ver­s­a­ry this year on the the­me of cli­ma­te action, Veo­lia has laun­ched the “Wed­nes­day events” with the fore­sight maga­zi­ne Usbek & Rica: a series of inter­views with experts on the the­me “And tomor­row: dou­ble or not­hing for eco­lo­gy?”

The­se reflec­tions cut across poli­ti­cal, soci­al and envi­ron­men­tal approa­ches: they will ques­ti­on the place of the eco­lo­gi­cal cri­sis we are expe­ri­en­cing in view of the pre­sent unpre­ce­den­ted health and eco­no­mic cri­sis.

Veo­lia is working to devi­se “the world after­wards”: at a time when the glo­bal eco­no­my has been brought to a halt by the Covid-19 pan­de­mic, all eyes are alrea­dy tur­ning to the “world after­wards”, but with con­tra­dic­to­ry injunc­tions. On one hand, pro­duc­tion and con­sump­ti­on sys­tems need to be reac­tiva­ted in order to cushion the eco­no­mic cri­sis. On the other hand, a radi­cal para­digm shift calls for a more sober eco­no­my. Sci­en­tists belie­ve that pan­de­mics will recur if we do not put an end to our ecoci­dal prac­tices. Our model of socie­ty must chan­ge. We have to ensu­re that eco­no­mic reco­very does not wipe out all our efforts to pro­tect the pla­net. The envi­ron­men­tal cri­sis must gal­va­ni­ze us as much as the health cri­sis.

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