november, 2019

wed13nov9h0010h00Can you be a Green Gilet Jaune? Ensuring the social sustainability of environmental efforts9h00 - 10h00 Format:Conversation

Speakers for this event



  • Michel COLOMBIER

    Michel COLOMBIER

    Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI)

    Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI)

  • Sylvie KAUFFMANN

    Sylvie KAUFFMANN

    Le Monde

    Le Monde


In the wake of the yellow vests movement in France, the need for global policies – in particular on climate change – that are socially acceptable to all has become urgent. This debate has been cast as the tension between ‘end of the world’ and ‘end of the month’. Tending to the first preoccupation is vital to the future of mankind, while tending to the second is vital to the first. If we want to ensure the social sustainability of climate efforts, the two political objectives will have to be reconciled, and the two constituencies – sometimes overlapping – will have to agree on new policies. Beyond climate, the Gilets Jaunes and the community of global governance activists share many concerns, like fiscal justice, that offer a platform for political discussion.

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