Entries by Max

Crowdfunding to adapt to climate change

A few months back, we documented the work of Chewang Norphel, our very own Climate Hero from Ladakh, India: Chewang initiated the construction of artifical dams several years back, in order to fight the devastating effects of climage change on the glaciers in his region, and to counter their rapid melting, which made water very […]

Climate Heroes speaking in NYC, UN Climate Week

Climate Heroes founder Maxime Riché spoke in NYC on September 23rd during the Climate week preceding the UN Climate Summit requested by Ban Ki-moon. It was a huge honor to be able to present our work with Climate Heroes at a dinner sponsored by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and United Nations […]

Climate Heroes at the Climate March in New York

Today was a huge movement, worldwide, with unprecedented mobilization: Climate Marches happened all over the world. As described by all major newspapers and online media, hundreds of thousands of people in over 150 countries took the streets today to march for action on climate change. This event was dubbed the People’s Climate March, and according […]

Warm enough for Summer Games in Sochi

As the 2014 Winter Olympics continue on in Sochi, Russia, we reached a moment of perplexity this week when this AP news piece came out: Temperatures in Sochi, Russia, during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, are apparently so warm that snow is melting, athletes are getting sunburned, and that it gives it all a feeling […]

Industry Awakens to Threat of Climate Change

  Above: A Coke bottling plant in Winona, Minn. The company has been affected by global droughts. Andrew Link/Winona Daily News, via Associated Press So it is finally happening. Mentalities are starting to shift, and large corporations now begin to realize that Climate Change is serious. It was a strange feeling, and mixed emotions, to […]

Understanding Climate History – Dr. Jean Jouzel, IPCC Vice President

This month of October, Nicolas Beaumont and Maxime Riché photographed Dr. Jean Jouzel, the famous French climatologist and glaciologist, well known for his research on paleoclimatology. Vice President of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 2002, he received collectively the Nobel Peace Prize with the IPCC in 2007. His research work has allowed […]

Ecuador, Going against the flow: Dr. Ivonne Baki

The latest work by Climate Heroes features Dr. Ivonne Baki, Ecuadorian Secretary of State, who is a caring international environmentalist, and a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. Photographed by Maxime Riché in Paris, Dr. Baki leads the Yasuní-ITT Initiative, in conjunction with the UNDP, to protect one of the most biodiverse areas in the world in the Amazon from oil […]

Kenya, Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP

Achim Steiner is well known for speaking on climate change and the green economy. Thanks to his leadership among others, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is a leading proponent of the Green Economy Initiative (GEI) designed to assist governments in “greening” their economies by reshaping and refocusing policies and investments towards a range of […]