Yves Cochet

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Yves Cochet
Cochet in 2007
Member of the European Parliament
In office
7 December 2011 – 30 June 2014
Member of the National Assembly
for Paris's 11th constituency
In office
19 June 2002 – 6 December 2011
Preceded byNicole Catala
Minister of Environment and Regional Planning
In office
10 July 2001 – 6 May 2002
PresidentJacques Chirac
Prime MinisterLionel Jospin
Preceded byDominique Voynet
Succeeded byRoselyne Bachelot
Personal details
Born (1946-02-15) 15 February 1946 (age 78)
Rennes, France
Political partyThe Greens
Alma materUniversity of Rennes
ProfessionComputer scientist

Yves Cochet (French pronunciation: [iv kɔʃe]; born 15 February 1946) is a French politician, member of Europe Écologie–The Greens. He was minister in the government of Lionel Jospin. On 6 December 2011, he was elected member of the European Parliament (MEP).[1]

He studied Mathematics and became researcher-lecturer at Institut National des Sciences Appliquées of Rennes in 1969. In June 1971, teaming with Maurice Nivat, he obtained a PhD for his research on « Sur l'algébricité des classes de certaines congruences définies sur le monoïde libre ».



  • Yves Cochet et Maurice Nivat, « Une généralisation des ensembles de Dyck », Israel Journal of Mathematics, vol. 9, nº3, septembre 1971, p. 389–395 ISSN 0021-2172.
  • Sauver la Terre (avec Agnès Sinaï), éd. Fayard, Paris, 2003 ISBN 2-213-61701-5.
  • Pétrole apocalypse, éd. Fayard, Paris, 2005 ISBN 2-213-62204-3.
  • Antimanuel d'écologie, éd. Bréal, Rosny-sous-Bois, 2009 ISBN 978-2-7495-0845-0.
  • George, Susan; Dupuy, Jean-Pierre; Latouche, Serge; Cochet, Yves (15 February 2012). Où va le monde ? 2012–2022 : une décennie au devant des catastrophes (in French). Fayard/Mille et une nuits. ISBN 9782755504941.
  • Yves Cochet (1 September 2019). Devant l'effondrement. Essai de collapsologie (in French). Paris: Les Liens qui libèrent. ISBN 979-1-02-090737-0.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: date and year (link)

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