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COP 21, and what next?

COP21 ended in a “historic” unanimity in December 2015, and it is legitimate to ask today how the commitments taken in Paris will be translated into reality all through 2016, and by the year 2020 and 2050. What are the existing alternatives? What choices will our societies have to make and what will be their implications at the level of each individual? To answer these questions of general interest, GEF and its partners decided to investigate by being interested in our energy of the past, present and future.

The atom, a question of power



The origin of the nuclear program is linked to a power logic, a centralized and finally not very democratic functioning, which increases the risk of potential downward slides. Return to the history of the development of nuclear energy in France.



From Tchernobyl to Fukushima: has the industry reached an impasse?


Paralyzed by the weight of the system that built it, increasing risks of a series of unfulfilled promises and of future costs, the French nuclear industry is no longer viable. And in fact, a nuclear accident is no longer to be excluded in France and Europe these days.


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To mark the 30 years of the Chernobyl disaster, Beyond Cop21 carried out a gesture of remembrance on one of the first events that proved the tragic consequences of nuclear energy. Using archival documents, some of them unpublished, from April 26th to May 2nd, the Foundation of Political Ecology-FEP will recount the facts and consequences of the disaster on its Twitter feed using the hashtag #Tchernobyl1986.

30 years after, follow the unfolding of the #Tchernobyl disaster using #Tchernobyl1986 Click To Tweet

Irradiated future

Are we stumbling headlong into a radiated future ?  Nuclear waste requires investments spread out over several decades for its removal and millennia, if not hundreds of millennia, for its treatment. What is the responsibility of societies who have been using...

Nuclear daily life

Living with nuclear risk  How does one live near and work at sites where an accident, radiation, or a “low dose” radioactive contamination is a constant threat? Welcome to daily life in a nuclear society, where people have trivialized nuclear and not taken any...

From Chernobyl to Fukushima

From Chernobyl to Fukushima  After almost 70 years of civilian use, the various accidents that have marked the history of nuclear energy reveal our inability to control the power of the atom fully. A look at the weakness of the civilian nuclear power industry....

The Myth of Energy Independence

The Myth of Energy Independence      In France, the uranium needed to operate the country’s nuclear reactors is imported mainly from Niger and Kazakhstan. This dependence calls into question the myth of energy independence that civilian nuclear power...

Challenging Nuclear Energy in France

Challenging Nuclear Energy in France  Although the construction of nuclear reactors in France received widespread support from the political and industrial elite, it did not always play out smoothly. A new look at the challenges and questions that shook the...

Welcome to a nuclear society!

WELCOME TO A NUCLEAR SOCIETY!  Despite the apocalyptic image that the atom acquired from its military use, it has also enjoyed huge popular and political support in France, which became a nuclear society par excellence. How did we get here?   Due to its...

Power and Its Privileges

Power and its Privileges  The march towards the atom in France began in the postwar period amidst an international environment dominated by the confrontation between East and West. Although efforts focused initially on nuclear uses for the military, this quest...

La contestation contre le nucléaire en France

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The Green European Foundation (GEF) is a European-level political foundation, Founded by the European Parliament, whose mission is to contribute to a lively European sphere of debate and to foster greater involvement by citizens in European politics. GEF strives to mainstream discussions on European policies and politics both within and beyond the Green political family. The foundation acts as a laboratory for new ideas, offers cross-border political education and a platform for cooperation and exchange at the European level.

The Fondation de l’Ecologie Politique (FEP) goal is to contribute to the development of conceptual and practical aspects of a new ecological model of society and to uphold and spread the values of political ecology. Fostering pluralist and independent thinking, FEP wish to reconcile knowledge and political action, research and democracy debate and to generate new synergies.

In 2016, under the european network of the Green European Foundation, FEP coordinate the project BEYONDCOP21.ORG

Ecopolis Foundation was founded by the political party LMP in 2010. It has the calling to promote the existence of a social and economic structure based on civil participation, activity and on the principles of sustainability and justice. Our aim is to raise public awareness on eco-politics.

A research center focused on prospective about political ecology, Etopia produces analysis and organise debates about the main issues of political ecology (transition, energy and climat, multiculturalism and social cohesion, democracy and empowerment). Based in French-speaking Belgium, Etopia is also an archive and document center for the environmental mouvement in French-speaking Belgium and a training center on political ecology.

The Heinrich Böll Foundation is a catalyst for green visions and projects, a think tank for policy reform, and an international network. The primary objectives guiding our work are establishing democracy and human rights, fighting against environmental degradation, safeguarding everyone’s rights of social participation, supporting non-violent conflict resolution and defending the rights of individuals. We work with over 100 project partners in over 60 countries and currently maintain offices in 30 countries. The EU office in Brussels serves as liaison point to the European institutions and the region.


Fundacja Strefa Zieleni (Green Zone Foundation) is a political organization supporting actions in line with the ideals and the program of Green movements, in Poland and on international level. FSZ promotes sustainable development and transition into low-carbon economy.

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