“To combat climate change, every actor counts”: Alain Grandjean’s vision for achieving carbon neutrality

For the launch of our exploration on the environment with VINCI collaborators, Alain Grandjean came to present his vision of the climate situation and the solutions for achieving carbon neutrality.

An alarming diagnostic calling for urgent action

The diagnostic of the latest IPCC report is indisputable: we are not on track to achieve the COP21 goal of limiting global warming to +1.5°C. Signs of ecological crisis are multiplying: rising sea levels, natural disasters, loss of biodiversity. What solutions should we adopt in the face of these upheavals to achieve the goals set for the ecological transition?

From the 2019 back-to-work period and throughout the year, Leonard has been exploring the strategies we need to implement to limit environmental disruption through a series of nine meetings bringing together elected officials, scientists and international experts.

How can we guarantee the ecological transition in the Anthropocene era?

On 17 September, Alain Grandjean, associate founder of Carbone 4 and chairman of the  Fondation Nicolas Hulot pour la Nature et l’Homme, inaugurated this cycle of meetings by sharing with VINCI employees his vision of the Anthropocene and the solutions that states and business can adopt to achieve carbon neutrality.

Discover the interview with Alain Grandjean in this article.

Alain Grandjean

Rendezvous on October 14 for our next big meeting to discuss the responsibilities of the different actors (states, business, individuals) to guarantee the ecological transition, with Cynthia Fleury, philosopher, Lola Vallejo, director of the Iddri climate programme and David Laurent from Entreprises pour l’environnment (EpE).

What do we do?

The VINCI Group created Leonard to tackle the challenges posed by the transformation of regions and lifestyles. Our goal is to unite a community of key stakeholders in order to build the city of the future together.