Now, around us, the subject of environmental protection is on everyone's lips. It is in the media every day, and politicians have understood that they must include it in their national programmes. From COP21, to Nicolas Hulot's resignation, to the non-banning of glyphosate, our planet has become a hot topic on social networks. But far from all this media noise and political discourse, we wonder if this craze is not the effect of a one-time fashion, compartmentalized in a restricted geographical space.
In fact, what do we know about people who live daily from climate change, people who have often had a rather lenient way of life with their environment? What is the degree of ecological awareness of people beyond the oceans and our cultural borders?
This is the first question to be answered. Understand what others are experiencing, how they feel about the environment, before considering a common action plan. Indeed, we are convinced that the climate challenge can only be met when a citizen and international mobilization is born, which will make its desire for change heard loud and clear.
Then, after the inventory, comes the time for action. How can we try to strengthen the mobilization of these citizens for environmental protection? How can we ensure that action no longer remains a minority and prevails over inaction?
During our previous trips abroad, particularly to Tanzania and Indonesia, we were struck by the strong connection that some rural populations had with the nature around them. And yet, with the extremely rapid arrival of globalization, habits are changing more and more to match a globalized consumer society, and these same people find themselves throwing away the plastics and packaging of the new commodities they buy. It therefore seems necessary, if globalization is not to be halted, to provide these populations with the tools and knowledge necessary for the conservation of their environment.