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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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Positive environmental stories from 2022 that keep us optimistic

The notions of eco-anxiety, climate unhappiness or existential fear of the environment are increasingly used to describe the anguish generated by the climate and biodiversity crisis. There are indeed many reasons to worry but when despair becomes the dominant emotion, apathy is to be feared. That is why it is important to show that hope exists and that there are positive events to hold on to.

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London startup that replaces plastic with algae wins Prince William's Earthshot Award

NotPla won a $1.2 million prize in Boston at an event hosted by the Prince and Princess of Wales. The venture began in a student kitchen eight years ago, where college friends created a green alternative to plastic packaging from seaweed. While Notpla has made more than a million takeaway food boxes this year, it has also collaborated with a young watch brand based on the circular economy.

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COP15, what can we learn from the Kunming-Montreal Agreement on Biodiversity and Ecosystems?

The COP15 ended in Montreal with an Agreement that sets the framework for international action to protect ecosystems. If it constitutes a huge progress, the success of this COP will however depend on the way the actors will mobilize to implement it in the years to come. It is essential that the signatory states develop action plans and concrete and relevant regulations.

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The reform of the European carbon market: carbon tax at the borders, end of free quotas, extension to individuals

The European Union finalized a major agreement on December 13 concerning the reform of the carbon market, which represents a real pillar of its climate policy. End of free "rights to pollute" for industrialists, taxation of emissions from heating and cars, inclusion of the maritime and aviation sectors in the carbon market, social fund for the transition...

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Vestiaire Collective eliminates fast fashion. Even in second hand, fast fashion is still fast fashion.

The second-hand sales and purchasing platform has developed a three-year plan to promote more responsible fashion and better management of textile waste. Vestiaire Collective announced on Black Friday, the ultimate symbol of overconsumption, the withdrawal of about 20 references from its site. It is currently targeting 27 brands, including Shein, Topshop, Boohoo, Missguided and Asos. The goal is to get rid of disposable fashion by 2024.

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The forgotten craft of canning in the fight against food waste in Geneva

In Geneva, an entrepreneur is working to save fruits and vegetables that don't meet the beauty standards demanded by consumers, while reviving the know-how of canning, a forgotten craft. Cream of zucchini soup in overproduction, syrups of purple basil that the heat wave made bloom too quickly, compotes, tomato coulis, carrot tops chips, Le Cri de la carotte sublimates these foodstuffs whose destiny would have been to end up in the garbage.

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