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Dominique Bourg

Philosopher

Dominique Bourg, is a philosopher and professor at the Faculty of Geosciences and Environment, of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

He runs “The ecology issues” collection at PUF with Alain Papal and the “Ecological Foundations” collection with Philippe Roch at Labor et Fides. Dominique Bourg is a member of the editorial board of the revue Esprit & Ecologie et politique.

He is or has been a member of several French commissions: the CFDD, the Coppens Commission responsible for preparing the Environmental Charter, the National Council for Sustainable Development. He chaired the commission 6 of the Grenelle of the environment and the study group on the functional economy. He was a member of the Scientific Council of ADEME, chaired the societal board of EDF and currently chairs the board of CDC Climate stakeholders. He is vice-president of the Nicolas Hulot Foundation and participates in the department of prospective of State of Vaud, Switzerland.

His research interests are the study of ecological thinking, technology assessment and risk management, the precautionary principle, public debate and ecological democracy.

He has published a several books, including:

L’homme artifice, Gallimard, 1996
Nature et technique, Hatier, collection « Optiques Philosophie »,1997
Pour que la Terre reste humaine, avec Robert Barbault et Nicolas Hulot, Seuil, 1999
Parer aux risques de demain-Le principe de précaution, avec Jean-Louis Schlegel, Seuil, 2001
Le nouvel âge de l’écologie, Editions Descartes & Cie-Charles Léopold Meyer, 2003
Perspectives on Industrial Ecology, Foreword by President J. Chirac, Greenleaf Publishing, 2003, avec S. Erkman
Conférences de citoyens, mode d’emploi avec Daniel Boy, Editions Descartes &Cie-Charles Léopold Meyer, 2005
Le Développement durable demain ou jamais, avec G.-L. Rayssac, Gallimard, 2006.
Vers une démocratie écologique. Le citoyen, le savant et le politique, avec K. Whiteside, Seuil, 2010.
Pour une 6ème République écologique, D. Bourg et alii, Odile Jacob, 2011.
Du risque à la menace. Penser la catastrophe, co-direction avec P.B. Joly et A. Kaufmann, Paris, Puf, 2013.
La pensée écologique. Une Anthologie, avec Augustin Fragnière, à paraître en janvier 2014 aux Puf.