Around the world of ecological transition

How are we living the ecological transition today, all over the planet? To answer this question, Collectif Argos set out to meet the men and women who have chosen to reduce their ecological footprint…

Climate change is real and accelerating. So it’s time for an energy transition, and some people around the world are already making the commitment on a daily basis. In the United States, the Netherlands and France, but also in Cape Verde, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates, ordinary citizens on every continent are living this world of tomorrow on a daily basis, sometimes without even knowing it.

They are businessmen, employees, students, farmers, fishermen, mothers…

Many of these pioneers are not militants, or even politically committed. But they have made a choice with the whole of their territory: replace oil with renewable energies, favour natural agriculture, stop deforestation and limit their greenhouse gas emissions. Their choice is not just ideological. It’s strategic: the energy transition brings them economic and social development above all.

The Argos collective set out to meet these men and women who have taken the initiative to reduce their carbon footprint. In the city, in the countryside, in the mountains, on the edge of the desert, in the middle of the forest or in the middle of the ocean, we shared their daily lives to tell their stories.

Through the press, a book published by Editions du Chêne and an exhibition event at COP21 in Paris in October 2017, the collective showed the general public that another world is possible.

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Cécile Bontron
Guillaume Jan
Aude Raux

Guillaume Collanges
Jérômine Derigny
Eleonore Henry de Frahan
Laurent Weyl

Nicolas Pruvost


Ministère de l’écologie, du développement durable et de l’énergie
Fondation Lagardère
Fondation Léa Nature
Mairie de Paris
Citizen press
Région Rhône Alpes
Fondation Charles Leopold Mayer