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All About Responsible Consumption Learning pathway for 11-14-year-olds

Summary All About Responsible Consumption Learning pathway for 11-14-year-olds

Parcours 11-14 ans Consommation responsable EN

Why is “responsible consumption” so important and how do we achieve it? First, we need to understand the “carbon footprint” of the items and devices we use every day. From their production in factories to their disposal, they each have their own “life cycle”, consuming energy at each stage. By taking care of these items and recycling them, we can contribute to a virtuous “circular economy”. Learn what all these terms mean here.


Energy transition refers to the shift from current energy production and consumption systems, which rely on fossil fuelFuel is any solid, liquid or gaseous substance or material that can be combined with an oxidant... energy sources, to an energy mixThe range of energy sources of a region. based mainly on renewable energyEnergy sources that are naturally replenished so quickly that they can be considered inexhaustible on a human time scale... sources. What are the constraints and economic costs? Pierre Papon, Professor Emeritus at ESCPI ParisTech; Patrice Geoffron, Director of the Centre of Geopolitics of Energy and Raw Materials at Université Paris-Dauphine and Jean-François Minster, Vice President of Scientific Development at Total offer their analysis.

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Les éco-gestes de la consommation responsable

Responsible consumption depends largely on our everyday actions in areas such as clothing, food and DIY. Take this short quiz to test your choices (whether you’re aware you’re making them or not).

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