Televisions weigh heavily in the environmental footprint of digital in France

Smartphones may be by far the best-selling electronic product, but their weight is small compared to televisions. Here, in 2003, in a Parisian department store. JEAN-PIERRE MULLER / AFP In France, digital accounts for 2.5% of the national environmental footprint. This share could rise to 6.7% in 2040 if no action is taken to contain … Read more

The energy transition, a huge challenge for a South Africa heavily dependent on coal

The Rooiwal coal-fired power station near Pretoria on October 13, 2021. MICHELE SPATARI / AFP South African President Cyril Ramaphosa repeated it again in October: developed countries “Bear the greatest responsibility for climate change” and must, as such, “Offer significant financial support” to developing countries, in their efforts to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Less … Read more

André-Hubert Roussel, Executive Chairman of ArianeGroup: “Europe must invest heavily in space”

André-Hubert Roussel, Wednesday October 20, at ArianeGroup headquarters in Paris. ANTOINE DEYEN FOR “THE WORLD” On the occasion of 72e International Astronautical Congress, which takes place in Dubai from October 25 to 29, Europeans present their ambitions in space exploration. The future Ariane-6 launcher expected in 2022 will be essential to carry out these projects. … Read more