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In conversation with Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, about corporate responsibility.

In 2022 Yvon Chouinard made an announcement that for the moment is an exception in the business sphere: he transferred, in agreement with his family, the ownership of Patagonia to a trust and a non-profit organization, Holdfast Collective. The purpose of this arrangement is to dedicate all of Patagonia's profits to the fight against climate change and the protection of underdeveloped lands around the world.

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The Climate Act aims to adopt a transition plan to reduce Switzerland's net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050

On June 18, the Swiss people will have to vote on three issues, including the counter-proposal to the glacier initiative, which aims to adopt a law that will enshrine net "zero emission" of CO2 by 2050. Supporters of this text are keen to avoid a repeat of the failure of the CO2 law two years ago. It is high time for Switzerland to adopt an ambitious plan to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in order to reach the objectives set by the Paris Agreement.

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Evolution of the European regulation: the reform of the carbon market and the law on deforestation.

Several key texts of the European Union's climate plan were adopted on April 18, including the reform of the carbon market and the "carbon tax" at the borders, which consists of taxing the CO2 emissions of the most polluting imported products. Parliament also passed a new law on April 19 that requires companies to prove that they have not manufactured their products on land that has been deforested since December 31, 2020.

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UN conference on water, this vital natural resource that is depleted, polluted and poorly managed.

World leaders met March 22-24 at UN headquarters to address this multifaceted global crisis before it is too late. Ensuring access to safe drinking water and sanitation is goal number 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals set in 2015. On this occasion a coalition of governments launched the Freshwater Challenge, the largest-ever initiative to restore degraded rivers, lakes and wetlands. 

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The IPCC report, the last one before several years, a survival guide for the planet.

This report summarizes the state of knowledge of climate change, its impacts and risks, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. We have seven years to cut emissions in half to avoid 1.5 degrees Celsius warming. Given this timeline, there is still a lot to do until the next assessment report. Fortunately, the IPCC has been very clear about what needs to be done. All that remains is to take action!

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Entertain yourself during the vacations by watching movies that talk about ecology and the planet

For adults and children, to have fun while understanding the issues of the climate crisis and biodiversity, the magazine Reporterre has developed a list of funny, poetic and ecologically committed films to watch with the family during the holidays: Avatar 2, Goliath, Being with the Bees, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Okja and many others

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