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Young engineers call to reject destructive agribusiness jobs

Eight recent AgroParisTech graduates gave a speech explaining that they refuse to do "destructive jobs" and calling on their fellow students to join the green struggles and work with their hands. They explained that they didn't want to pretend to be proud and deserving of a degree from an education that generally encourages participation in the social and ecological devastation that is taking place.

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COP15 kicks off on Monday with two major issues at stake: desertification and deforestation

Abidjan is hosting the 15th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and Drought from 9 to 20 May. This meeting follows on from COP14, which took place in New Delhi, India in 2019. The theme of the meeting is "Earth. Life. Legacy: from scarcity to prosperity". The challenge is to take concrete action against land degradation and its harmful consequences for biodiversity and populations.

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Rediscover the childlike wonder of our connection with nature with My Neighbour Totoro or Princess Mononoke

Studio Ghibli, the famous Japanese film studio co-founded by animator Hayao Miyazaki, who created the famous My Neighbour Totoro and Princess Mononoke, offers complex visual stories about the relationship between man and nature that transcend the barriers of culture and age. One of the key messages of Miyazaki's work is that we must respect nature or we will be destroyed.

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Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 a first-of-its-kind coalition in the sector between competing brands

This initiative, launched on 6 October last by luxury giants Kering and Richemont (via Cartier), has set itself common sustainable development objectives. After Cartier, Kering, Gucci Watches, Boucheron, Pomellato, Dodo and Qeelin, the brands Chanel Horlogerie Joaillerie, Montblanc, Rosy Blue and Swarovski also joined the association at the time of its official creation in April. What is the situation six months later?

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