Président: 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 →
Secrétaire: 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 →
Agnès 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 →
Benoît Thévard Benoît Thévard is an engineer from the “Ecole des Mines en Génie Energétique”. After working several years for the aeronautical industry, he decided to change career after realizing that it wasn’t a sector with a future. After obtaining his diploma, he went to Québec and spent... Read more →
Christophe Laurens Christophe Laurens is a landscape architect. He has been developing a project management activity for the past ten years called Studiolaurens. As a researcher for the “Architecture and Anthropology Laboratory” at the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris la Vilette”, he currently teaches Applied Arts at... Read more →
Luc 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 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 →
Alain 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 →
Ghislain 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 →
Hugo Carton Hugo Carton is an engineer, a graduate of the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris and a research fellow at the Momentum Institute. He... Read more →
Jacques 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-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 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 →
Philippe 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 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 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 →
Vincent 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 →
Les séminaires de l’Institut Momentum ont lieu une fois par mois. Ils sont ouverts au public dans la limite des places disponibles. Ils portent cette année sur les voies de la réparation d’un monde dégradé et sur la préparation à l’effondrement.
In response to the magnitude of the energy, environmental and economical crisis that strike the United States, the Post Carbon Institute has recently undertaken the production of a series of community resilience guides.
To mark the 40th anniversary of the Club of Rome’s report , Dennis Meadows discussed the challenges of forging ahead into a sustainable future at “Perspectives on Limits to Growth: Challenges to Building a Sustainable Planet”.
Benoît Thévard, an energy engineer member of the Momentum Institute, published a study entitled ” Europe facing Peak Oil”. Peak Oil is the period of time when global oil production starts to decline due to the depletion of the exploitable resources.