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Paul Nieuwenhuis, Daniel Newman and Anne Touboulic

Another example we would like to bring in is that of the food industry and how it has also become dominated by the mass production paradigm, especially in the West, and as such is highly unsustainable. Mass produced or industrialised food systems are interestingly often labelled as ‘conventional’ systems - as opposed to ‘alternative’ food systems which are discussed later in this section (Marsden et al., 2000; Sonnino and Marsden, 2006). Food is an interesting space to consider as humans will always need food to survive, yet what we are seeing nowadays is a deeply flawed production and consumption food system where food scarcity and poverty co-exist with over-production and over-consumption, which is in turn responsible for growing obesity and associated diseases. So how did we get to this?

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Claude Henry

Reducing greenhouse gases emissions is vital, reducing the stocks already in the atmosphere is a promising complement.

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Claude Henry

From low-key producer and trader of fossil fuels to world leader in offshore wind Farms, a march to sustainable energy.

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Claude Henry

Water apt at meeting human needs is getting scarce, and irrigation is by far the main consumer; hence the vital role of an approach allowing for spectacular water economies.

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Claude Henry

With sea levels rising, coastal protection is more necessary than ever; properly articulating natural and artificial components is an efficient approach.

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Geoffrey Heal

How to rein in meat consumption? Providing attractive vegetal substitutes is a key element of the answer.

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Pippo Ranci

The urgent need to drastically reduce traffic congestion and related pollution in the large cities of South East Asia is being met by multiple efforts for the diffusion of a variey of electric vehicles and new ways of organizing services.

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Dominique Bureau

Taming a major source of greenhouse gases by pumping dormant heat.