A conversation series about the climate emergency

The American Library in Paris, News Decoder and the Climate Academy at the European School Brussels II are delighted to announce Ecologues, a series of six interactive webinars featuring experts on various aspects of the environmental crisis.

When: Last Thursday of the month, January to June 2023, from 19h to 20h30 CET
Where: The American Library in Paris, 10, rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris and Online

How did we get here, and where are we going?

About the speakers:
  • Matthew Pye – philosophy teacher, author of “Plato Tackles Climate Change” and founder of the Climate Academy
  • Rahmina Paullete – environmentalist, activist and founder of Kisumu Environmental Champs
  • Alister Doyle – former environmental journalist for Reuters and author of “The Great Melt”
Watch the full recording of the event.

The fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.

About the speakers:

  • Marie Cohuet, a spokesperson for Alternatiba, is a climate and social justice activist.

  • Paul Spencer Sochaczewski, writer, conservationist and former head of creative services at WWF.

  • Floriane Marié specializes in climate education in Latin America and Africa

Full recording.



Volatile gas and electricity prices, accelerating energy diversification, and a cold winter ahead, the question of energy (and of the energy transition from fossil-based to zero-carbon by the second half of this century) is central to contemporary discussions about the environment.

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While half of the world’s habitable land is used to produce our food, fertilizers, sewage, and pesticides contaminate large swathes of the rest. How to feed the world, we might ask, without destroying the planet?

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Whether degrowth or green growth, the circular economy or the end of the capitalist economy as we know it, environmental economics, the study of how we use and manage finite resources, help us understand negative externalities, public goods, and market failures.



How can we expand our sense of time to confront the long-term (and increasingly short-term) devastation of the climate crisis? How to, moreover, legislate against this devastation? And to legislate on behalf of who exactly? The rivers and the trees? The children of the future?

About the speakers:

  • Tim Crossland, a former barrister, is the Director of Plan B, a foundation supporting strategic legal action to prevent catastrophic climate change.
  • Rémi Parmentier, a founding member of Greenpeace International, helped to conceptualize and establish the Global Ocean Commission.

Conversations will be hybrid, taking place in person at the American Library in Paris and online. Though participants are encouraged to join all six sessions for a holistic overview, the discrete and diverse nature of topics will allow audience members to attend based on interest.