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 of Individual Carbon Quotas. She has co-written a chapter in Rob Hopkins’ French edition of his “Transition Manual” and is also a member of... 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 Vitry sur Seine and has a... 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 for the degrowth review, Entropia. He... 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 as a head of mission for... Read more →
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 at the French national assembly. With... 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 →
Alice 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 →
Christophe 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 →
Clara 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 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 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 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 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 →
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.