“The “grey zones”, where the central institutions are unsuccessful, and rule is instead provided by alternative micro-authorities” (Minassian, 2011), represent a key issue of the international governance of globalisation. These zones of political chaos and armed conflict, where growing numbers of the inhabitant populations challenge the right and legitimacy of the central institutions, are an indication of a geopolitical recomposition. Beyond the local and national issues at stake in these regions, grey areas must be seen as a global public issue.


Regards sur la Terre

A Planet for Life is a publication on sustainable development, which combines the analyses of experts and practitioners from all over the world, giving the perspective of both Northern and Southern countries. Its principle: the diversity of observations. Since its creation in 2007, around 500 authors from all subject areas have contributed to it.

A Planet for Life was published every year in hard copy until 2015, each Annual focusing on a specific topic. In 2016, A Planet for Life has become a digital platform making available to everyone for free 10 years of expertise and analysis, as well as maps, agendas, etc. New issues are also regularly explored and presented online.

A Planet for Life website

  • Renaud Lapeyre,
  • Olivier Ray,
  • David Higgins,
  • Antoine Gérard