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One Climate One Challenge

Carolina and Frederic work for AREVA. Except when they are travelling around the world observing and discussing climate change.

Who are you?

« We both wanted to travel around the world and use that time to examine climate change in the different countries we visited »
Frederic

Carolina : Like Frédéric, I graduated from the Ecole des Mines in Nantes. I joined AREVA for my graduate training and have been here ever since! My first important mission was to travel to Finland and work on environmental management at the EPR site in Olkiluoto. My currently role is in reporting for the Corporate Responsibility Department of AREVA Mines. In particular, I’m in charge of the annual Sustainability Report.

Frederic : I’ve been working at AREVA for 11 years in EPR project teams. I followed Carolina to Finland where we worked for 2 and a half years. We swapped roles when I was appointed to the Taishan EPR project in China for 2 years. Since 2012, I’ve been on the AREVA-EDF team which is working on the future EPR reactor.

Can you explain your One Climate One Challenge project ?

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Frederic : “We both wanted to travel around the world and use that time to examine climate change in the different countries we visited. We were able to do it in 2011. We used our observations and encounters to write a blog throughout our journey about the impact of this phenomenon and community initiatives to adapt When we came back, we published a book about our incredible adventure.

Carolina :  We set off with no preconceived ideas and just a few contacts in our address book. Most of the time, when we met people it happened very easily, naturally, whenever the opportunity was there. For example, in Finland, a country very open to dialogue, we met the country’s Head Negotiator for international climate discussions (COPs). We were also guests of the Minster for the Environment for French Polynesia thanks to a friendly meeting with a journalist on Easter Island. Wherever we went, people were always very friendly. Which made us want to do the same thing again.

« Working for AREVA, I encounter these issues every day, so i’m in my element ! »
Carolina

Frederic : This year, we are leaving for a few months. On our first trip, we basically made observations. This time, we want to go even further and be more positive. We are going to focus on solutions offered by cities and communities to fight climate change. How do we build a sustainable city? How do we change to low-carbon industry? We want to show that it is possible to act on every level, for us and for our children.

Carolina : And this time there are three of us going as our two-year old daughter is joining us! Our journey will be a little different, but we are still going to return to some places. Australia and New Zealand first, because we noticed a genuine concern about climate issues and real ambition for change. Finland too because of our very specific connection to this country.

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How do you conciliate between your AREVA experience and this project?

Carolina : I’m an environmental engineer. Working for AREVA, I encounter these issues every day, so I’m in my element! AREVA is not sponsoring us, but is allowing us to take extended leave. Which is greatly appreciated! There has been a lot of goodwill from AREVA and we’ve had very positive, sometimes admiring feedback from our colleagues. We have noticed a real environmental awareness, broadly shared throughout the company.

Frederic : Working for AREVA gives you a clear understanding about greenhouse gas emissions and the associated problems. Questions about energy are regularly debated but the environmental impact of transport, homes and industry can often be neglected. For this trip, we want to clearly focus on low-carbon solutions in these three areas, particularly on a local scale.We don’t discuss AREVA on our website because it is a genuinely personal project. But we talk about the company with the people we meet. The fact that we work at AREVA did not affect the attitude of the scientists we met.

« We want to show that it is possible to act on every level, for us and for our children.»
Frederic


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One Climate One Challenge

Carolina and Frederic work for AREVA. Except when they are travelling around the world observing and discussing climate change.

Who are you?

« We both wanted to travel around the world and use that time to examine climate change in the different countries we visited »
Frederic

Carolina : Like Frédéric, I graduated from the Ecole des Mines in Nantes. I joined AREVA for my graduate training and have been here ever since! My first important mission was to travel to Finland and work on environmental management at the EPR site in Olkiluoto. My currently role is in reporting for the Corporate Responsibility Department of AREVA Mines. In particular, I’m in charge of the annual Sustainability Report.

Frederic : I’ve been working at AREVA for 11 years in EPR project teams. I followed Carolina to Finland where we worked for 2 and a half years. We swapped roles when I was appointed to the Taishan EPR project in China for 2 years. Since 2012, I’ve been on the AREVA-EDF team which is working on the future EPR reactor.

Can you explain your One Climate One Challenge project ?

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Frederic : “We both wanted to travel around the world and use that time to examine climate change in the different countries we visited. We were able to do it in 2011. We used our observations and encounters to write a blog throughout our journey about the impact of this phenomenon and community initiatives to adapt When we came back, we published a book about our incredible adventure.

Carolina :  We set off with no preconceived ideas and just a few contacts in our address book. Most of the time, when we met people it happened very easily, naturally, whenever the opportunity was there. For example, in Finland, a country very open to dialogue, we met the country’s Head Negotiator for international climate discussions (COPs). We were also guests of the Minster for the Environment for French Polynesia thanks to a friendly meeting with a journalist on Easter Island. Wherever we went, people were always very friendly. Which made us want to do the same thing again.

« Working for AREVA, I encounter these issues every day, so i’m in my element ! »
Carolina

Frederic : This year, we are leaving for a few months. On our first trip, we basically made observations. This time, we want to go even further and be more positive. We are going to focus on solutions offered by cities and communities to fight climate change. How do we build a sustainable city? How do we change to low-carbon industry? We want to show that it is possible to act on every level, for us and for our children.

Carolina : And this time there are three of us going as our two-year old daughter is joining us! Our journey will be a little different, but we are still going to return to some places. Australia and New Zealand first, because we noticed a genuine concern about climate issues and real ambition for change. Finland too because of our very specific connection to this country.

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How do you conciliate between your AREVA experience and this project?

Carolina : I’m an environmental engineer. Working for AREVA, I encounter these issues every day, so I’m in my element! AREVA is not sponsoring us, but is allowing us to take extended leave. Which is greatly appreciated! There has been a lot of goodwill from AREVA and we’ve had very positive, sometimes admiring feedback from our colleagues. We have noticed a real environmental awareness, broadly shared throughout the company.

Frederic : Working for AREVA gives you a clear understanding about greenhouse gas emissions and the associated problems. Questions about energy are regularly debated but the environmental impact of transport, homes and industry can often be neglected. For this trip, we want to clearly focus on low-carbon solutions in these three areas, particularly on a local scale.We don’t discuss AREVA on our website because it is a genuinely personal project. But we talk about the company with the people we meet. The fact that we work at AREVA did not affect the attitude of the scientists we met.

« We want to show that it is possible to act on every level, for us and for our children.»
Frederic


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