Chaire Earth Project


The notion of climate emergency, which was voted expression (or word) of the year in 2019 by the Oxford English Dictionary, has recently made its way into the public sphere on a massive scale. Such academic recognition underlines that the environmental issue has gained particular visibility, being now a major concern for international organizations, governments and institutions alike, as well as for many citizens.

More than just a topical question, environmental concerns define the expectations of the 21st century. Because the issues at stake are so diverse and intertwined (e.g. climatic, political, economic, social, cultural, technological), they cannot be addressed only in terms of natural phenomena, since the changes and challenges are so inseparable from scientific progress and socio-political decisions. They call for a holistic vision of the world, with a special focus on the notion of environmental humanities.


Chaire Earth

Yann Arthus-Bertrand © Quentin Jumeaucourt - Chaire Earth

Photographie © Quentin Jumeaucourt

In the heart of my artistic work and my commitment to environmental preservation, two crucial missions drive me: raising awareness among as many people as possible about ecological and solidarity issues, and taking concrete action to build a more sustainable world. These aspirations also form the foundation of the Earth Chair, established in September 2023 through the initiative of the Jean Bodin Center with the support of the University of Angers.

In the face of climate, social, economic, or political crises that we witness, the fight for a sustainable future is more pressing than ever.

The growing awareness of the vulnerability of our planet, its ecosystems, and human condition, confronted with the effects of technological power and the imperatives of growth, compels us to reconsider our responsibility to humanity.

Driven by a sense of intergenerational solidarity and responsibility, the concept of granting rights to future generations to live in a healthy environment emerges as a crucial idea to preserve the future.

Through the various themes that structure its project, from the interest to act to the repair of ecological damage, from circular economy to greenwashing, from corporate responsibility to "One Health" health issues, the Earth Chair aspires to offer both an academic and activist contribution to the preservation of the planet, this common good now under threat.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand

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Chaire Earth

Colloque « La justice face au préjudice écologique »,

Sous la direction de Bernard Gauriau, Professeur de droit privé (CJB-Chaire Earth), en partenariat avec le Pôle judiciaire régional spécialisé en matière d’environnement d’Angers, Université d’Angers.

Conférence-débat « Finance durable : mythe ou réalité ? »

Sous la direction de Solène Ringler, Maître de conférences HDR en droit privé (CJB - Chaire Earth) à l'Université d'Angers.

Journée d'études « L’attribution de la personnalité juridique aux fleuves une solution de protection de l’environnement ? »

Sous la direction de Jean Fougerouse, Maître de conférences HDR en droit public (CJB - Chaire Earth), à l'Université d'Angers.



Scientific article & Communication

Colloque « La politique énergétique à l’heure du Green Deal : un témoin des rapports entre marché intérieur et environnement dans l’Union Européenne »

In Green Deal et marché : Vers une transformation matricielle du droit européen à l’heure du Green Deal. Fabien Tesson, Maitre de conférences HDR en droit privé à l’Université d’Angers (CJB-Chaire Earth).


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