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What are the opportunities in the Indian market?

What are the opportunities in the Indian market?

As an emerging economy, India is faced with challenges related to water, air and waste. In recognition of both current problems in India and the region’s potential, Business France, one of Pollutec’s public-sector partners, has identified various market sectors in...

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Adaptation in question

Adaptation in question

Faced with climate change, humankind has long believed that it would equally be capable of implementing suitable adaptation solutions. However, it should firstly be noted that adaptation is not an alternative to attenuation. And secondly, some of the impacts of climate change that have often been predicted for 2030, 2050 or even 2100 are already here so we can no longer speak in the future tense.

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Ten Years on from Grenelle de la Mer: Where Are We Now?

Ten Years on from Grenelle de la Mer: Where Are We Now?

In 2009, France organised “Grenelle de la Mer” based on the same framework as the “Grenelle de l’Environnement”. Ten years on, the CNML, France’s National Coastal and Ocean Council, has produced a report highlighting the main issues that need to be further addressed. Let’s take a look at the key findings.

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Water, cornerstone of Pollutec

Water, cornerstone of Pollutec

Accounting for almost a third of exhibitors, water ranks alongside waste as one of the cornerstones of Pollutec. This traditional show sector is however by no means any less dynamic and is constantly innovating.

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Heating and cooling networks: a sector worth boosting

Heating and cooling networks: a sector worth boosting

Heating currently accounts for almost half of final energy consumption in France, but remains largely reliant on fossil fuels. Alongside fuelwood, solar energy, air source heat pumps (ASHP) and other renewable heat solutions, heating and cooling networks have their part to play too.

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Bio-waste: one of the key issues for the coming years

Bio-waste: one of the key issues for the coming years

Currently, residual household waste in France is either disposed of in landfill or incinerated. However, almost a third of this RHW is made up of bio-waste which may have a water content of 60%-90%. Instead of burying or incinerating bio-waste, is it possible to adopt a process for returning it to the soil? This is the aim of source separation for recycling.

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Environmental health – a hot topic

Environmental health – a hot topic

Studying the links between health and the environment is nothing new. But it was only in 1989 that a definition of environmental health was proposed by the World Health Organization. Thirty years on, how does the land lie in this eminently cross-disciplinary topic?

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3 questions for Alexis de Gérard – new director of Pollutec

3 questions for Alexis de Gérard – new director of Pollutec

At the beginning of September, the whole Pollutec team was pleased to welcome Alexis de Gérard as our new Event Director following the departure of Stéphanie Gay-Torrente who left the company early in 2019 after 17 years. In this interview, Alexis de Gérard looks back on his career so far and reveals what we can expect from the show’s 2020 edition.

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[Part 2] Ocean Economy: Maritime transport is changing

[Part 2] Ocean Economy: Maritime transport is changing

Nowadays, 90% of all goods traded around the world are carried by sea. In France alone, a merchant vessel will dock in port every six minutes. But like all human activity, sea transport has its impact on the environment and on the climate. So faced with this, the industry is organising itself through voluntary and collaborative initiatives.

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[Part 1] Ocean Economy: The Various Sectors

[Part 1] Ocean Economy: The Various Sectors

The OECD defines the ocean economy as ocean-based industries together with the natural assets and ecosystem services this provides. The ocean economy has seen considerable expansion.However, this growth is under threat from damage to marine environments, linked to pollution from land-based activities and to climate change.

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