The ozone layer is gradually being reconstituted.

The UN announced that the ban on CF gases by the Montreal Protocol in 1987 allows the ozone layer to reform, whereas the massive use of these gases threatened to destroy it. It should be completely reformed by 2060. It also allows to avoid a warming of temperatures of +0,5-1° by 2050.


"The Earth is now our only shareholder."

That's how Yvon Chouinard, 83, a mountaineer and co-founder nearly 50 years ago of Patagonia, a famous brand of eco-responsible sports equipment, sums up the future of his company. He is donating his company to "defend the planet". He has transferred his entire company, now valued at three billion dollars, as well as all future profits, estimated at 100 million dollars per year, to a trust in charge of enforcing his values and fighting against climate change, as well as to associations fighting against the environmental crisis and the protection of nature.


Abolition of the death penalty, we progress...

Four new countries abolished the death penalty in 2022: Zambia, Central African Republic, Papua New Guinea and Equatorial Guinea.


Free condoms and extended reimbursement for contraception.

In France, 18-25 year olds will be able to obtain free condoms from pharmacies without a prescription as of January 1, 2023. Since January 1, certain pills, implants and IUDs are fully reimbursed for women under 26.


And also...

The famous baguette was distinguished at the end of November 2022, by UNESCO, in its list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

Opinion piece 

Christmas from the Tuscan hills

I have the immense luck and privilege of being able to take refuge in the beauty of the Tuscan hills. From these harmonious and rejuvenating landscapes, a letter written by Fra Angelico to a friend in 1453 inspired me...

Opinion piece 

Where Do We Go From Here? Chaos or community?

Today is a national holiday in the US. And guess what... America is honoring the birthday of Martin Luther King, the man who has relentlessly fought for the end of racial segregation, actively contributed to passing the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. Nobel Prize for Peace in 1964, he was assassinated 4 years later.

Opinion piece 

Choose to be grateful

It is not that I am really a big fan of traditional holidays and celebrations... but Thanksgiving is my favorite. Not because of the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and the cranberry celebrating the first harvest of the Mayflower pilgrims...
but for taking a pause to reflect back on the past year and for what we can be grateful for.