Yann Arthus-Bertrand, photographer, reporter, documentary filmmaker, President of the GoodPlanet foundation is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Fondation Chirac. He has sent us the following message inviting one and all to the February 12 showing, at the Grand Rex cinema in Paris, of the film Chimpanzee.
Deforestation and desertification
The forty some page document was adopted Friday, May 11, 2012 by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), an organization within the UN system. According to José Graziano Da Silva, Director General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), it is "the first document dedicated to the governance of land ownership".
The Arbois Méditerranée is an environmental technopolis whose goal is to present, within the city of Arbois, the scientific advances to be implemented by 21st century societies. The technopolis will organize the 4th edition of the Arbois round tables on May 23 and 24, 2012.
The Fondation Chirac is partners with the Supreme Council of Notaries (CSN) on issues of land tenure security. Developing countries often encounter difficulties recognizing the right to own land for the most vulnerable segments of their population. This recognition however is a prerequisite to the economic progress of the societies concerned.
GEO, an acronym for the future of our planet. The creation of a Global Environmental Organization, for which President Jacques Chirac had already fought in the past, is more than ever a pressing reality.
The International Union of Notaries (UINL) is organizing on Wednesday 25 and Thursday, January 26, 2012, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the first international conference on "Land Title for Peace and Social Development in Africa." A topical issue and fundamental to the continent's economic development.
On Tuesday, January 17, 2012, the International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) Human Rights Watch (HRW) released an alarming report on the forced relocation of thousands of Ethiopians from the Gambella region, to the West of the country.
Environmental migrants, also known as “climate refugees” or “environmental refugees", are no longer merely pessimistic predictions; they have become a reality. In the first State of Environmental Migration (SEM) 2010 published in late December, we see that migration due to climate change has surpassed that linked to conflicts.
On Monday, January 2, 2012, the FAO's new Director General, José Graziano da Silva, took office as head of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization. He succeeds Jacques Diouf, who led the FAO from 1994 to 2011.
Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri is the Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Director of the Institute of Climate and Energy at Yale, and a member of the Fondation Chirac's Honorary Committee. It was as Director General of TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) that he spoke recently at a conference press.