On the one hand, young people, aware of the ecological disaster; on the other, the older ones, at the same time still carefree, and yet responsible for the situation. It is in this form of a generational conflict that the media and politicians generally comment on the climate movement, and the growing concern for ecology. They want as proof these young people, who walked for the climate throughout the year 2019-2020 in the cities. And also the popularity of a figure like Greta Thunberg. Or even the aspiration of these generations to occupy meaningful jobs, their desire for consistency between their life and their thinking.
This rhetoric is effective in media terms. But does it correspond to reality? What do we know about this “ecological generation”? Is it self-contained? How does it see the commitment to the environment, with what political and spiritual references does it act? Is she in a confrontation with her parents? What society does she aspire to?
It is to these questions that the study carried out by The cross with Critical Quantity, which will be published on June 15 in the daily newspaper and on la-croix.com.
Magali Payen, impact producer, founder of On est Prêt and Imagine 2050
Gervais Pellissier, Deputy CEO, People & Transformation, Orange Group
Gilles Vermot Desroches, senior Vice-President Citizenship & Institutional Affairs, Schneider Electric
The conference will be moderated by Isabelle de Gaulmyn, Editor-in-Chief at La Croix
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