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WEECAM project: implementation of a sustainable W3E recovery sector in Cameroon
Solidarité Technologique est une association française agissant à Yaoundé dans le domaine de la formation professionnelle des jeunes démunis et la revalorisation et le recyclage des déchets d’équipement électriques et électroniques (D3E).
Les D3E sont une catégorie de déchets posant une double problématique : une croissance rapide ainsi que des contraintes de gestion importantes au vu de certains composants toxiques. Les pays en développement sont particulièrement exposés à cette problématique : leur croissance économique et démographique rapide, ainsi que les changements sociaux et culturels entraînés par le...
Solidarité Technologique is a French association working in Yaounde in the field of vocational training for disadvantaged young people and the recovery and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (W3E).
W3E is a category of waste that poses a dual problem: rapid growth and significant management constraints in view of certain toxic components. Developing countries are particularly exposed to this problem: their rapid economic and demographic growth, as well as the social and cultural changes brought about by such development, are leading to a sharp increase in the flow of W3E.
 
Since 2011, La Guilde, a French association recognised as a public utility, has been supporting Solidarité Technologique in setting up the first W3E recycling sector in Central Africa. A first treatment and recovery centre was opened in Yaounde in 2012.
Since then, its activity has been growing and Solidarité Technologique was awarded the Suez Initiative Prize - Institut de France for Social Entrepreneurship in June 2016. La Guilde and Solidarité Technologique are jointly launching the WEEECAM project, a major undertaking whose objective is to move the existing activity on to the semi-industrial scale.
 
The project, when it reaches full maturity at the end of year 5, will allow the full-time employment of 157 people. Partnerships will be established with various local players who will ensure the collection of W3E, in a thoughtful and constructive collaboration with the informal sector.
The success of the project will allow the validation of a model that can be transferred to other countries, particularly in Africa where such activity is currently absent.
BBC observatory: a tool to capitalise on best practices in low-consumption renovation and positive-energy construction
En octobre 2009, le Ministère de l'écologie, du développement durable et de l'énergie (MEDDE), l'ADEME et l'association Effinergie officialise le lancement d'un outil de partage d'expérience sur les opérations de bâtiments basse consommation : l'OBSERVATOIRE BBC (www.observatoire.bbc.org).

Depuis sa création, l'Observatoire BBC a pour missions de répondre aux enjeux suivants:
- Accompagner la généralisation des bâtiments à énergie positive et la massification de la rénovation,
- Valoriser le savoir-faire des professionnels,
-...
In October 2009, the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy (MEDDE), ADEME and the Effinergie Association officially launched a tool to share experience on low-consumption building operations: the BBC Observatory (www.observatoire.bbc.org).

Since its inception, the BBC Observatory’s mission has been to address the following issues:
  •  Support the generalisation of positive-energy buildings and massification of renovation,
  • Make best use of professional know-how,
  • Help develop future regulations,
  • Identify training needs.
 
The BBC Observatory publishes annual technical and economic studies and a quarterly dashboard of Effinergie labels. At the same time, it publishes monthly "feedback" sheets allowing the general public and professionals to identify pioneering projects. Finally, the Observatoire BBC’s expertise allows it to participate in state-led focus groups on future regulations and to run conferences on positive-energy buildings and low-consumption renovation.
 
Sustainable Building MOOC: a digital training offer dedicated to sustainable construction
En 2016, le Plan Bâtiment Durable et l’ADEME, en collaboration avec de nombreuses organisations et l’appui de France Université Numérique, ont lancé la plateforme MOOC Bâtiment Durable.
 
La Plateforme MOOC Bâtiment Durable poursuit deux grands objectifs :
- Permettre la montée en compétence des professionnels de la filière bâtiment et immobilier sur les thématiques de la transition énergétique et du bâtiment durable en général (construction et rénovation),
- Diffuser, auprès du grand public, une expertise des enjeux liés au bâtiment durable, en particulier la rénovation énergétique...
In 2016, the Sustainable Building Plan and ADEME, in collaboration with numerous organisations and the support of France Digital University, launched the Sustainable Building MOOC platform.
 
The Sustainable Building MOOC Platform has two main objectives:
 
  •  To enable the improvement of professionals ’skills in the construction and real estate sector on the themes of energy transition and sustainable building in general (construction and renovation),
  • To disseminate, to the general public, an expertise on issues related to sustainable construction, in particular the energy renovation of housing.
Proposed in collaboration with numerous partners, the training consists of video-type teaching resources (but not just that) and offers individual or collaborative activities to assess the knowledge of learners.
 
The ambition of ADEME and the Sustainable Building Plan is to provide access to the best online training MOOC in the field of sustainable construction, regardless of the geographical location of the different learners.
 
It is possible for all stakeholders in the sector to propose an idea for a MOOC or online training. All registration dates and terms are available on the Sustainable Building MOOC platform.
The Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa
La Convention des Maires en Afrique Subsaharienne (CdM ASS) est une initiative financée par l’Union Européenne (UE) pour soutenir les villes d’Afrique Subsaharienne dans leurs efforts de lutte contre le changement climatique à travers un engagement volontaire. Elle est basée sur l’approche bottom-up et permet aux villes/communes de définir et d’atteindre des objectifs ambitieux et réalistes, conformément à la méthodologie de la Convention des Maires.
 
L’objectif principal de la CdM ASS est d’accroître les capacités des villes d’Afrique Subsaharienne à fournir à leur population urbaine et...
The Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA) is an initiative founded by European Union (EU) to support Sub-Saharan Africa cities in their fight against climate change through a voluntary commitment.It is a bottom-up initiative that allows cities to define and meet ambitious and realistic targets set by themselves in line with the covenant methodology. The main objective of the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa is to increase the capacities of cities to provide access to sufficient, sustainable and safe energy related services to urban and peri-urban populations (especially the poor), with special attention to energy efficiency and renewable energy as drivers for local low emission, climate resilient, sustainable development.
 
CoM SSA initiative has three pillars that are:
 
- Access to energy: physical availability of sustainable, clean and reliable energy services to meet basic human needs at affordable costs;
- Mitigation: actions undertaken to reduce the emission of the greenhouse gases and their concentrations in the atmosphere;
- Adaptation: actions undertaken to anticipate the adverse effects of climate change, prevent or minimise the damage they can cause, or take advantage of opportunities that may arise.
Urban Resources Management : making smart choices for the evolution of the city
The URM approach aims to provide territories foresight and potential local opportunities identification to give decision-makers comprehensive and geo-localized evidence about anticipated and possible future change in resources consumption and needs, houses to renovate or build, citizens to host.
The URM approach aims to provide territories foresight and potential local opportunities identification to give decision-makers comprehensive and geo-localized evidence about anticipated and possible future change in resources consumption and needs, houses to renovate or build, citizens to host.
The CUD is participating in the construction of the Circular Economy label
La Communauté Urbaine de Dunkerque a participé à la construction du label économie circulaire aux côtés de l’ADEME. La démarche engagée autour de ce label lui a permis de structurer son organisation, sa stratégie et son plan d’action pour faire de l’économie circulaire un axe fort de son activité.Cette dynamique permettra également de mieux mesurer les résultats de son action, dans un objectif d’amélioration continue.
La présentation jointe présente les objectifs de la collectivité à travers ce label économie circulaire, les modalités de sa mise en œuvre, ainsi que le retour d’expérience après la phase test....
The Urban Community of Dunkirk participated in the construction of the circular economy label alongside ADEME (French environment and management agency).
The approach adopted around this label has enabled it to structure its organisation, strategy and action plan to make the circular economy a strong focus of its activity.
This dynamic will also make it possible to better measure the results of its activity, with a view to continuous improvement.
The attached presentation presents the objectives of the community through this circular economy label, and the modalities of its implementation, as well as the feedback after the test phase.
The "Recycl'Lab" room and the "Tri Truck" vehicle, new awareness and prevention tools
Le Recycl’Lab est un espace collaboratif, vitrine pour les projets menés par le Grand Reims sur la prévention des déchets. C’est un espace à vocation pédagogique qui s’adresse à tous les publics du territoire. Les mots d’ordre du local sont REDUIRE, RECYCLER et REUTILISER. Quatres associations accueillent les habitants au Recycl’Lab :
-Vél’Oxygène qui animera des ateliers de réparation de vélo,
- Le SEL (Système d’échange local) de Reims qui propose une vision collaborative des échanges de service,
- la JCE (Jeune Chambre Economique) de Reims qui met en place une bibliothèque d’outils...
The Recycl'Lab is a collaborative space, a showcase for projects led by Greater Reims on waste prevention. It is a pedagogical space intended for all audiences in the region. The watchwords of the undertaking are REDUCE, RECYCLE and REUSE. Four associations welcome local residents to the Recycl'Lab:
-Vel'Oxygène, which will run bicycle repair workshops,
- The SEL (Local Exchange System) in Reims, which offers a collaborative vision of service exchanges,
- The JCE (Junior Chamber of Commerce) in Reims, which is setting up a library of tools on loan or lease,
- Les Petits Débrouillards (resourceful young people), a national network for popular science education.
The system is completed by the Tri Truck, a mobile service, which provides answers to questions about waste management and prevention as close as possible to the local inhabitants (markets, outside buildings, events, etc.).
The Greater Reims urban community has public partners such as ADEME and ECOLOGIC.
This project is one of the nominees for the 28th edition of the Eco Action Trophies, the leading sustainable development competition for local communities, organised by the Les Eco Maires association.
L’étude des potentiels, un atout pour bâtir une stratégie territoriale

Le Club STEP (Synergies pour la Transition Energétique par la Planification), travaille depuis 2016 sur la question des données énergétiques territoriales. Ce document permet d’élargir l’analyse autour de l’identification des potentiels afin d’aider les territoires dans la construction de leurs stratégies et politiques énergétiques et est à destination des collectivités territoriales.
Ce 4 pages fait partie de la série de publications de l’ADEME avec le club STEP les données énergétiques territoriales pour la planification et l’action énergie-climat. Il vient en complément des informations du premier 4 pages sur la production, le...

 “Studying potentials, an asset to build a territorial strategy”
The STEP Club (synergies for energy transition through planning) has been working on the issue of territorial energy databases since 2016. This paper provides the opportunity to extend the analysis around identifying potentials in order to help territories construct their energy policies and strategies, and is intended for local authorities.
These four pages form part of a series of ADEME publications with the STEP Club about territorial energy data for climate-energy planning. It complements the first four pages on energy production, transport and distribution.
Le SRADDET pour une accélération de la transition énergétique et écologique des régions


La nouvelle organisation territoriale de 2015 et la montée en compétence des régions permet de renforcer la cohérence des politiques publiques. En matière d’aménagement du territoire, cela passe notamment par la mise en œuvre du Schéma régional d’aménagement, de développement durable et d’égalité du territoire (SRADDET).   « Le SRADDET : pour une accélération de la transition énergétique et écologique des régions » a vocation à fournir les messages-clés de l’ADEME pour l’élaboration et la mise en œuvre des SRADDET :

  • Un schéma prospectif et accélérateur de la transition énergétique et écologique
  • Un...

The new French territorial organisation of 2015 and the increasing capacity from the regions led to better consistency in public policies. Regarding territorial planning, this is supported primarily by the “Regional Schemes of Planning, Sustainable Development and Territorial Equality ” (SRADDET).

This handbook sets out to provide ADEME’s key messages for developing and implementing the ecological and energy transition in territories:

  • A prospective plan to increase ecological and energy transition
  • An inclusive plan
  • A plan for the attractiveness of territories and economic development
  • A lead region for designing and implementing the plan

For the plan to be ambitious and operational, all the interested parties from the territory need to foster and monitor over time the emergence of a coherent, fair, efficient and sustainable regional strategy.

This report goes beyond prescriptive and normative aspects and suggests a vision on the SRADDET’s operational steps, and follow-up actions and monitoring-evaluation that could be implemented.

This report also gathers the main ADEME tools and guidance to help you to implement your SRADDET.

Diagnostic de la surchauffe urbaine – Méthodes et applications territoriales

Ce recueil est destiné aux collectivités territoriales afin de les aider lors de la phase de diagnostic de la surchauffe urbaine. Il présente les méthodes couramment utilisées, leurs intérêts et leurs limites pour porter à connaissance les enjeux de la surchauffe urbaine auprès de tous les acteurs de l’aménagement urbain et de la société civile. Cinq expériences de diagnostic sont détaillées, avec les enseignements que les collectivités en ont tirés, offrant ainsi un panorama des méthodes employées.

This handbook is addressed to local governments to support them during the diagnosis phase of urban overheating. It presents methods commonly used, their benefits and limitations to raising awareness on the issues of urban overheating amongst all urban planning and civil society stakeholders. 5 diagnosis experiences are detailed, with lessons learnt by local governments, therefore offering an overview of methods used.