About us



Le bureau

  • Yves CochetPrésident: Yves Cochet
    Yves Cochet was minister for territorial planning and for the environment under PM, Lionel Jospin. As a green activist for the past forty years, he has been a European MP for the European Green Party until june 2014 after spending almost twenty years as a parliamentary... Read more →
  • Mathilde SzubaSecrétaire: Mathilde Szuba
    Mathilde Szuba has a PhD in Environmental Sociology from the Centre d’Etudes des techniques, des Connaissances et des Pratiques (CETCOPRA, Université Paris I). Her research focuses on the political and social implications of peak oil and the “overshooting” of irreversible ecological thresholds, mostly through the study... Read more →
  • Flore d'Ambrosio-BoudetTrésorière: Flore d'Ambrosio-Boudet

Le conseil d'administration

  • Agnès SinaïAgnès Sinaï, fondatrice de l'Institut Momentum, présidente jusqu'en juin 2014.
    Agnès Sinaï is an independent journalist (Le Monde Diplomatique, La Revue Durable, Actu-Environnement) and is the author of several books, including “Sauver la Terre”, co-written with Yves Cochet (Fayard, 2003), “Labo-Planète” with Catherine Bourgain and Jacques Testart (1001 Nuits, 2011), "Penser la décroissance" (Presses de Sciences... Read more →
  • Alice Le RoyAlice Le Roy
    Environmental activist, Alice Le Roy is a journalist and teacher. She currently teaches urban ecology at the IUT of Bobigny (Paris 13) after being an environmental advisor for the “Mairie de Paris” (Paris city council) for ten years (2001-2010). She is the co-author of the documentary... Read more →
  • Christophe BonneuilChristophe Bonneuil
    Christophe Bonneuil is a historian at the CNRS (Centre A. Koyré). He has published a book called “Gènes, Pouvoirs et Profits” (Genes, Power and Profit with F. Thomas) and codirected “Sciences, Chercheurs et Agriculture : pour une Histoire de la Recherche Agronomique” (Sciences, Researchers and Agriculture... Read more →
  • Luc SemalLuc Semal
    Luc Semal has a PhD in political sciences from CERAPS (Lille 2 University). His work focuses on the political and social implications of the current ecological crisis, his thesis focuses on the transition movement and transition towns. He is also a member of the editorial board... Read more →
  • Philippe BihouixPhilippe Bihouix
    Philippe Bihouix is an engineer. From a general engineering background, he has worked as a construction engineer in the building industry and as an engineering analyst in various industrial sectors (energy, chemicals, transport, telecommunications, aeronautical and so on) for almost ten years. He has also worked... Read more →

Les contributeurs

  • Alain GrasAlain Gras
    Currently Professor Emeritus at the university of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Alain Gras has founded the “Study center for techniques, knowledge and practices” (Centre... Read more →
  • Alice CanabateAlice Canabate
  • Alice Le RoyAlice Le Roy
    Environmental activist, Alice Le Roy is a journalist and teacher. She currently teaches urban ecology at the IUT of Bobigny (Paris 13) after... Read more →
  • Benoît ThévardBenoît Thévard
    Benoît Thévard is an engineer from the “Ecole des Mines en Génie Energétique”. After working several years for the aeronautical industry, he decided... Read more →
  • Christophe BonneuilChristophe Bonneuil
    Christophe Bonneuil is a historian at the CNRS (Centre A. Koyré). He has published a book called “Gènes, Pouvoirs et Profits” (Genes, Power... Read more →
  • Christophe LaurensChristophe Laurens
    Christophe Laurens is a landscape architect. He has been developing a project management activity for the past ten years called Studiolaurens. As a... Read more →
  • Clara BreteauClara Breteau
    Clara Breteau studied literature, theatre and dramaturgy (from the stage director Sébastien Bournac and under the sponsorship of Jacques Nichet), philosophy (at Sorbonne... Read more →
  • Corinne CoughanowrCorinne Coughanowr
    Corinne Coughanowr is an engineer and doctor in chemical engineering. She left the United States during the 1990s to come and live in... Read more →
  • Dennis MeadowsDennis Meadows
    Dennis Meadows is a physician. He started his career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the end of the 1960s. Professor Emeritus... Read more →
  • Francois RoddierFrancois Roddier
    François Roddier is an astrophysicist; he is renown for finding a solution to compensate the effects of atmospheric turbulences during star observation. After... Read more →
  • Ghislain NicaiseGhislain Nicaise
    Ghislain Nicaise is a biologist, he undertook research until 2004 and today continues to be an environmental activist. In 1963, he started his... Read more →
  • Jacques GrinevaldJacques Grinevald
    Epistemologist and historian of scientific and technological development, Jacques Grinevald is a member of the “Geological Society of London” and of the “Anthropocene... Read more →
  • Jean-Claude Besson-GirardJean-Claude Besson-Girard
    Painter and writer, Jean-Claude Besson-Girard is director of the theoretical and political degrowth review, Entropia. He has theorized and practiced degrowth throughout the... Read more →
  • Kim PascheKim Pasche
    Kim Pasche is a specialist in primitive human techniques. He animates several internships and workshops on techniques and lifestyles used by early human... Read more →
  • Luc SemalLuc Semal
    Luc Semal has a PhD in political sciences from CERAPS (Lille 2 University). His work focuses on the political and social implications of... Read more →
  • Marc ZischkaMarc Zischka
    Marc Zischka is an entrepreneur. He created is own company in 1996 to introduce juggling as a pedagogical tool in France. He progressively... Read more →
  • Mathilde SzubaMathilde Szuba
    Mathilde Szuba has a PhD in Environmental Sociology from the Centre d’Etudes des techniques, des Connaissances et des Pratiques (CETCOPRA, Université Paris I).... Read more →
  • Michel LepesantMichel Lepesant
    Michel Lepesant lives in the Drôme region (France) where he earns minimal revenue as a philosophy teacher. He was at the origin ofmany... Read more →
  • Pablo ServignePablo Servigne
    Pablo Servigne is an independent and interdisciplinary researcher. With an academic background (Agronomist from the “Faculté de Gembloux in Belgium and with a... Read more →
  • Paul JorionPaul Jorion
  • Philippe BihouixPhilippe Bihouix
    Philippe Bihouix is an engineer. From a general engineering background, he has worked as a construction engineer in the building industry and as... Read more →
  • Raphael StevensRaphael Stevens
    Raphael Stevens is an independent researcher specialized in prospective studies, the science of complexity and qualitative modeling. He is the co-founder of “Greenloop”,... Read more →
  • Thierry CaminelThierry Caminel
    Thierry Caminel is an engineer; he is a technological and numerical consultant and is interested in peak oil and the relationship between energy,... Read more →
  • Thierry SalomonThierry Salomon
    Energy engineer, Thierry Salomon is the co-founder and development manager of “Izuba Energies” a cooperative company specialized in renewable energies and energy usage.... Read more →
  • Thomas GueretThomas Gueret
    Thomas Gueret is an engineer for the French government’s public works sector and is specialized in the management of energy and in climate... Read more →
  • Vincent PierréVincent Pierré
    Vincent Pierré is a mechanical and thermal engineer having started his career in the automobile industry. Appalled by the exploitative relationship over men... Read more →