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Revue Futuribles, 405, 26 February 2015

Abstracts n° 405

What Form of Climate Justice? A Challenge to the Idea of Emissions Rights and Permits
Frédéric-Paul Piguet

Climate Objectives and Development: Promoting Convergence between Millennium and Climate Goals in Climate Negotiations
Sandrine Mathy

The 21st Century an Asian Century
Jean-Raphaël Chaponnière and Marc Lautier

Chance, Disorder and Money: Thoughts Prompted by the Dynamics of Living Systems
Thierry Gaudin

Beyond Bitcoin: What Are the Prospects for Virtual Currencies?
Cécile Désaunay

Note-by-Note Cuisine: A Trend ...

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Companies and Cyber-Security in the Years to 2020

Cyber-risks are changing all the time, requiring companies and governments to react very quickly. However, a merely reactive approach would be detrimental to the implementation of efficient strategies in this area.

In 2014, Futuribles International carried out a study on Companies and Cyber-Security in the Years to 2020”. This study aims to situate cyber-security issues in a systemic and strategic medium-term perspective that will help to establish risk reduction strategies at different levels (states, companies, individuals). The purpose of this study is to offer participant organizations a clear, documented view of the possible changes in their environment by 2020 that could aid in the design of their cyber-security strategies. The synthesis of the study is available here.

Note de veille, 27 January 2015

Future Consequences of South Stream’s Cancelation for Europe and Turkey

On December 1, 2014 Vladimir Putin announced the cancellation of the South Stream pipeline, a seven years old, 63 billion cubic meter (bcm) per year and $19 billion project which aim was to provide natural gas to southern Europe while bypassing Ukraine.

The Russian President declared that another project would be developed through Turkey instead with a possible hub linking it to European networks at Greece’s border. Of a similar capacity, this pipeline would provide Turkey with 14 bcm ...

Par : GUILLAUME Julie

Mots clefs : Europe | Russie | Gaz

Revue Futuribles, 404, 26 December 2014

Abstracts n° 404

The New Eugenics Is in Gestation
Jacques Testart

Conceptive Foresight: For an Open Future – A Theoretical Approach and its Illustration in the World of Transport
Georges Amar

Where are We Heading? A Civilisation on the Brink
Pierre Bonnaure

A Bright Future for the Voluntary Sector: A Summary of La Fonda’s “Building 2020 Together” Initiative
Hélène Bonvalot

Working Differently: On Françoise Frisch’s Book La Boulodiversité [“Job-o-diversity”]
André-Yves Portnoff

The Value of Human Life in Economics ...

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Note de veille, 15 December 2014

China’s Aiming at the Greek REEs

Following the first international conference on rare earth elements[1], which was held in Greece in September 2014, the Chinese proposed to the Greeks to establish a technical and scientific cooperation in this field and subsequently to exploit the latters’ existing reserves. But behind this interesting proposal for Greece is the question of strategic security of Europe that defined the REEs as critical materials for its very high technology industry.

From 4 to 7 September 2014, was therefore held in ...

Par : SCHAEFFER Daniel

Mots clefs : Union européenne | Chine | Grèce | Ressources minérales

Analyse, bibliographie prospective, Rapport, 12 December 2014

Resource Politics for a Fair Future

From the extraction of tar sands in North America and Congo to large-scale land purchases in Asia and Africa, it is a fact that resources are a godsend. But the distribution of profits is not fair and poverty can not be reduced. This report introduces the notion of Resource Politics and offers a new perspective combining democracy, ecology and human rights, which would be the basis for fair and sustainable Resource Politics. It is the result of a participatory approach ...

Par : ROËLS Corinne

Mots clefs : Politique gouvernementale | Environnement. Ressources naturelles


Note de veille, 8 December 2014

China, a Major Financial Player

In Brazil, 15 July 2014, the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) decided to create a development bank with a capital of US$ 50 billion, each country bringing 10 billion. The inaugural Chairman of the Board of directors will come from Brazil and the headquarters will be located in Shanghai. All countries, especially developing countries, are invited to join this initiative, but in all cases the BRICS will hold a 55% stake. Along with the creation of ...

Par : DELALANDE Philippe

Mots clefs : Pays en développement | Aide au développement | Chine | Marché financier

Note de veille, 4 December 2014

Gene Drives : Powerful Tool or Terrible Danger to Global Ecosystems ?

The idea of gene drives, which could be broadly described as selective breeding in a lab, first emerged in the 1960’s. The publication last July of two studies, “Concerning RNA-Guided Gene Drives for the Alteration of Wild Populations” and “Regulating gene drives” by a team of Harvard scientists renewed this field by outlining a technically feasible general method for spreading altered traits through wild populations of sexually reproducing species over many generations. This new technique, inspired by Austin Burt ...

Par : GUILLAUME Julie

Mots clefs : Génétique | Maladies | Recherche

Actualité du futur, 17 November 2014

Outlook on the Global Agenda 2015

As every year, the World Economic Forum offers its agenda for the coming year of the 10 major trends that will be studied by his experts. These global trends are identified from a survey of the Global Agenda Council international experts. The global agenda also identifies specific challenges for the world regions, an analysis of issues related to global governance and emerging trends.

The 10 major trends for 2015 are:

1) Deepening income inequality, for the majority of countries in ...

Par : DÉSAUNAY Cécile

Mots clefs : Tendances lourdes

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