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At the household level in China, carbon footprints are very unequally distributed: in 2012, only 5% of the population induced 19% of the total carbon footprint… while 58% of population have footprints down to 10 times lower…

According to ILO, the transition to a green economy will inevitably cause job losses (around 6 million till 2030) in certain sectors but they will be more than offset by new job opportunities (approx 24 Millions ) in others…

By analyzing “nudged” retirement plans in Sweden since 2000, researchers found that these decisions were indeed persistent and seem to last nearly two decades… “if not forever”.

Financial incentives for forest owners in Uganda to keep their forest intact brought the rate of tree loss cut roughly by half, with benefits calculated as 2.4 times as large as the programme costs…

While Google is nudging its employees in eating less meat to improve their health, it is also helping in reducing further the company’s carbon footprint…

Data are truly changing our world rapidly, and businesses are leading the adoption of Big Data driven decisions, while the political world seems to lack a bit behind. But there are a few notable exceptions, where policy not only gives access …

I am afraid I have no single, or simple, answer. There are only different futures, with different consequences… we might choose to be at most 9 Billion people or we might live in a world with 13 Billion people. The two worlds would look very different…