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Advisory note from the National Academy of Technologies of France on the presence and activity of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater
#Nutrition and Health #Environment and impacts of climate change

24 April 2020

Advisory note from the National Academy of Technologies of France on the presence and activity of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater

Considering: – the COVID-19 pandemic linked to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, – the very low number of published data on its presence in wastewater; information published by a research centre in the Netherlands (www.kwrwater.nl) [1], and based on data described as “preliminary”, mentions the presence of the virus genome in untreated wastewater, information taken up by […]

For a responsible and rational management of radioactive waste and materials
#Environment and impacts of climate change #Energy

20 June 2019

For a responsible and rational management of radioactive waste and materials

The Academy of Technology and the Academy of Sciences of France have published a stakeholder statement as part of the public debate on the national plan for the management of radioactive materials and waste. The laws of 1991 (regulating studies and research on the deep geological disposal of long-lived nuclear waste and establishing the National Assessment Commission […]

Nuclear energy and the environment
#Environment and impacts of climate change #Energy

19 June 2019

Nuclear energy and the environment

This report on nuclear energy and the environment is jointly released by the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Technologies of France and the French Academy of sciences. It is a second collaborative study of the three academies on nuclear energy matters. The first report, issued in August 2017, covered many aspects of […]

Modifying thermal regulations for new buildings to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at least cost
#Energy #Habitat, Mobility and Cities #Environment and impacts of climate change

11 July 2017

Modifying thermal regulations for new buildings to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at least cost

Advice Note adopted by vote in Plenary session, July 5, 2017 In autumn 2016, in compliance with decisions taken at the COP21, France lodged with the UN headquarters the French nationally determined contributions (NDC) for the Climate. As of now, only GHG (greenhouse gas) emission reductions are compulsory. Strategies to improve energy efficiency and the […]

Technology and climate change: several solutions to mitigate the effects and to adapt
#Environment and impacts of climate change #Energy #Habitat, Mobility and Cities #Industry and services

21 April 2016

Technology and climate change: several solutions to mitigate the effects and to adapt

The fight against the adverse effects of climate change has become a civilization issue, as much as is the objective to seek ‘peace on Earth’. Thus, measures to ensure reduced GHG emissions and to allow for preventive adaptations are necessary as of now. The areas concerned are numerous: agriculture and forests, energy, urbanism and transportation, […]

Biodiversity and land-planning policies
#Environment and impacts of climate change #Habitat, Mobility and Cities

07 January 2016

Biodiversity and land-planning policies

Biodiversity and land-planning policies: local and global aspects, specifics and generalities Academic Advice Note adopted by vote in the NATF at its Dec.9, 2015 Plenary session The National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) recommends that dynamic management policies in favour of biodiversity be included in land planning schemes. The Academic Advice Note approved by […]

Technology and climate change several solutions to mitigate the effects and to adapt
#Environment and impacts of climate change #Energy #Habitat, Mobility and Cities #Digital #Education - Formation - Employment - Work

10 November 2015

Technology and climate change several solutions to mitigate the effects and to adapt

Advice Note adopted by vote by the National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) in Plenary session, November 4, 2015 Ever since the National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) was established [2000], it has dealt with the relationships – in its academic reports, advice notes and recommendations – between technology and the economic, social […]

Methane (CH4): where it comes from and its impact on our climate
#Energy #Environment and impacts of climate change

08 January 2015

Methane (CH4): where it comes from and its impact on our climate

In a recently published Academic Report, the National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) tentatively answers some questions arising from the observed, constant increase of methane released into the Earth’s atmosphere. How are the various geographic source locations identified? How does one measure the global increase of CH4 in the atmosphere? What criteria can be […]

Advice note on carbon credits
#Energy #Environment and impacts of climate change

03 December 2009

Advice note on carbon credits

Academic Advice Note on Carbon Credits issued by the NATF Standing Committee on Energy and Climate Change, NATF, November 10, 2009 The so-called carbon market has demonstrated its capacity to change the behavioural pattern of certain economic actors in terms of their emission of GHGs. The so-called carbon market, measure decided at Kyoto, is a […]

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