Yves Cochet is president of the Institut Momentum. He served as the Minister of Territorial Planning and of the Environment under Lionel Jospin. He was member of the European Parliament for the European Green Party, after having served as a Member of Parliament in the French National Assembly from 1997 to 2011. He holds a PhD in Mathematics, and was a lecturer-researcher at the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Rennes from 1969 to 1997 where he studied the theory of neural networks. He notably published “Stratégie et moyens de développement de l’efficacité énergétique et des sources d’énergie renouvelable en France” (La Documentation française, 2000), “Sauver la terre” with Agnes Sinaï (Fayard, 2003), “Pétrole apocalypse” (Fayard, 2005), “Antimanuel d’écologies” (Bréal, 2009), and “Où va le monde?” with Jean-Pierre Dupuy, Susan George and Serge Latouche (Mille et Une Nuits, 2012).