earth01a1Nous n’héritons pas de la terre de nos ancêtres, nous l’empruntons à nos enfants.

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  1. shinichi Post author

    Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Chair of the session, Professor of International Political Economy, IMD, and Founding Director, The Evian Group, Lausanne, Switzerland

    The Evian Group is fond of quoting the African proverb (usually attributed to the French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry), “we do not inherit the earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children”. The role of the older generations is to act as a responsible custodian in the management of the planet, and the role of the younger generations should be to pressure their elders in that direction.


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