Climate change

Projet MADRE "Agriculture métropolitaine pour le développement d'une économie innovante, durable et responsable"
MADRE est un projet européen de coopération territoriale (Interreg MED), qui vise à changer le modèle d’approvisionnement alimentaire métropolitain en capitalisant sur les bonnes pratiques existantes, en responsabilisant les différents acteurs de l’agriculture métropolitaine et périurbaine, et en initiant une dynamique de coopération transnationale dans le secteur agricole de la région MED.
 
Considérée comme un phénomène émergent, l'agriculture métropolitaine permet de relever plusieurs défis urbains en contribuant à la sécurité alimentaire, à la création d'emplois, à la qualité de l'environnement...
MADRE is a European territorial cooperation project (Interreg MED), which aims to change the metropolitan food supply model by capitalising on existing good practices, by empowering the different stakeholders in metropolitan and peri-urban agriculture, and by initiating a dynamic of transnational cooperation in the MED region.

Considered as an emerging phenomenon, metropolitan agriculture makes it possible to meet several urban challenges by contributing to food security, job creation, environmental quality or strengthening social ties and territorial solidarity between urban and rural areas. The MADRE project capitalises on a set of knowledge, policies and pilot actions carried out on the topic and activates existing networks to enable effective transnational cooperation in the Mediterranean.
 
The objectives are:
- To improve the innovation capacity of metropolitan agriculture in the Mediterranean territories;
- To identify and evaluate the economic, environmental and social performance factors of metropolitan agriculture;
- To identify and network metropolitan agriculture stakeholders;
- To assess the feasibility, conditions and means of creating a transnational cluster of actors in metropolitan agriculture.

The project was carried out from February 2017 to July 2018, with a total budget of € 1,173,175, co-financed by the Interreg MED programme.
 
The emergence of a transnational cluster is supported by a multidisciplinary partnership from 5 countries. Each partner representing a flagship metropolitan area, AVITEM (Agency for Sustainable Mediterranean Cities and Territories) is representing France.
La Toile énergétique: the Dunkirk area energetic relations network
Conçue en 2018, la Toile énergétique® retrace les flux d'énergie entre les différents acteurs sur le bassin d'emploi de Dunkerque. Cet outil d’observation s’inspire de la Toile industrielle® élaborée par l’Agence d’urbanisme et de développement de la région Flandre-Dunkerque (AGUR). La Toile énergétique® explique, de la manière la plus fine possible, et de façon intelligible le parcours de l’énergie sur le territoire : de l’arrivée des matières premières à leur injection dans un réseau local ou national, jusqu’à leur consommation finale. L'outil s'adresse à l'ensemble des acteurs de la transition énergétique. Il est utilisé...
Developed in 2018, La Toile énergétique (“Energy web”) charts the energy flows between different actors in Dunkirk’s employment area. This observation tool is inspired by la Toile industrielle “Industry web” , previously developed by AGUR. La Toile énergétique explains in the most intelligible way the route followed by energy on the territory: from the arrival of raw material, through its injection in local or national grids -   until its final consumption. The tool is dedicated to all the actors involved in the energy transition. It is used during strategic meetings gathering energy players, logisticians, industrials… This tool was firstly experimented in Dunkirk.
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.
Recytal®-ARM, une solution d’entretien des routes « bas-carbone » au liant végétal
Eiffage Route, la filiale routière de la branche Infrastructures du groupe Eiffage, accorde une importance stratégique au respect de l’environnement. Aussi alors que la réduction du recours aux énergies fossiles et aux ressources d’origine fossile s'impose, les équipes de R&D d'Eiffage Route, une filiale qui dispose de ses propres centres d'études et de recherche à Ciry-Salsogne dans l'Aisne et à Corbas près de Lyon, sont parvenues à substituer des matières végétales aux bitumes et à régénérer des matériaux au moyen de liants végétaux non issus du pétrole.
 
Ainsi, Eiffage Route a mis au point et...
Eiffage Route, the road subsidiary of the Eiffage Group's Infrastructures division, attaches a strategic importance to respect for the environment. Also, while reducing the use of fossil fuels and fossil-based resources is essential, the R & D teams of Eiffage Route, which has its own research and study centers in Ciry-Salsogne in Aisne and at Corbas near Lyon, succeeded in substituting plant materials for bitumen and regenerating materials by means of plant binders not derived from petroleum.
 
Thus, in July 2018, Eiffage Route developed and tested in partnership with the bodies of the Gironde Departmental Council, the exclusive patent Recytal®-ARM process, which combines a bio-sourced vegetable binder derived from silviculture and paper industry byproducts, and a cold in place reprocessing method.
 
The works carried out in Gironde aimed at rehabilitating the 670 departmental road  located between Saint Jean de Blaignac and Sauveterre de Guyenne, in the heart of the Bordeaux vineyards, thanks to the 100% recycling of old damaged pavements and the use of agro-resources.
 
Recytal®-ARM differs from the usual techniques because it does not use any petrochemical resource and allows a 100% re-use of the existing pavement, thus putting an end to the use of non-renewable natural resources and the production of waste linked to the construction site.
Eiffage launches Sekoya : the first carbon & climate platform entirely dedicated to low-carbon materials and processes
Eiffage, qui a fait de la transition écologique et de l’innovation deux des piliers de son plan stratégique, met en place, en partenariat avec Impulse Partners, spécialiste de l’innovation dans la construction, "Sekoya", une plateforme carbone & climat entièrement dédiée aux matériaux et procédés bas carbone.
 
Dans un contexte où le changement climatique devient réalité, Eiffage est engagé dans une stratégie bas carbone. Le Groupe entend être exemplaire pour ses propres émissions et également, en tant qu’acteur de la construction, accompagner ses clients dans leur propre démarche de réduction de leur...
Eiffage, which has made innovation and ecological transition two of the pillars of its strategic plan, is setting up, in partnership with Impulse Partners, a specialist in construction innovation, "Sekoya", a carbon & climate platform entirely dedicated to low carbon materials and processes.
 
With climate change becoming a reality, Eiffage is committed to a low-carbon strategy. The Group wants to be exemplary, starting with curbing its own emissions, but as a construction sector leader, it also intends to support its customers in reducing their own carbon footprints, by developing alternative solutions and incorporating these as fully as possible into its offers.
 
Sekoya will help create a low-carbon industry club, by facilitating the identification of new and existing solutions and promoting interactions between all stakeholders., and by encouraging interaction between all parties involved. Committed partners (startups, SMEs, major accounts, suppliers, financial institutions) and customers will be able to discuss, document and promote low-carbon solutions. Once audited, these solutions will be available for use in tender proposals.
On se tient au jus... Food component
Le Centre Social Municipal de Boulogne-sur-Mer, en partenariat avec de nombreuses associations, a mis en place des ateliers mensuels de cuisine de rue.
Ces ateliers présentent des recettes simples et variées autour de deux axes majeurs : donner aux familles les outils nécessaires pour leur équilibre alimentaire et des astuces pour cuisiner les produits délaissés et ainsi éviter le gaspillage alimentaire. Discussions et accompagnement vers des activités complémentaires comme le sport sont organisées en complément.
La distribution alimentaire permet de gérer l’urgence et de satisfaire le besoin...
The Municipal Social Centre of Boulogne-sur-Mer, in partnership with a number of other associations, has set up monthly street food workshops. These workshops present simple and varied recipes around two major themes: giving families the tools they need to balance their diets and tips about how to cook left-over products and avoid food waste. In addition, discussions and support are arranged to encourage involvement in complementary activities such as sport. Food distribution makes it possible to manage emergencies and satisfy the basic need to feed oneself by giving everyone the right to a quality and balanced diet while avoiding food waste.
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.
Innovative design and sustainable public toilets demonstrator in Vitry sur Seine
WeCo expérimente avec le soutien de la Région Île-de-France et de la BPI ses toilettes innovantes, autonomes et durables à chasse d’eau depuis mai 2017 sur le site du Kilowatt à Vitry-sur-Seine.
WeCo has been testing, with the support of the Ile-de-France Region and the Public Bank of Investment (BPI), its innovative, self-sufficient and sustainable flushing toilets since May 2017 on the Kilowatt site in Vitry sur Seine.
Creating a shared garden within the Césaire neighbourhood

Concours Outre-Mer Durables

2eme PRIX : Cayenne, Guyanne

Le premier jardin partagé de la ville de Cayenne sera édifié au sein du quartier Césaire sur une parcelle de 3 300 m². L’ambition de ce jardin est de devenir un espace de partage et d’expérimentation en matière de pratiques agricoles et environnementales, en incitant les riverains à améliorer leur régime alimentaire et à consommer des fruits et légumes locaux et de saison. Ce lieu doit également favoriser la création de lien social intergénérationnel et améliorer le cadre de vie de ses usagers, pour la plupart issus des...

Sustainable overseas territories contest

2nd Prize: Cayenne, Guyana

The first shared garden in the town of Cayenne will be created on a 3300-square-metre plot within the Césaire neighbourhood. The aim of this garden is to become a space for sharing and experimenting with agricultural and environmental practices, encouraging residents to improve their diet and consume local seasonal fruit and vegetables. This place also sets out to foster intergenerational social links and to improve the quality of life of its users, most of them coming from priority neighbourhoods nearby. The project, which was designed after a broad local consultation, is part of a proactive process of sustainable development carried out by the city’s Urban Ecology and Sustainable Development hub, among others.

Les collectes éco-responsables et solidaires

Trophées Eco Actions 28ème édition

PRIX DE L’INNOVATION : Agglomération du Saint-Quentinois

Depuis décembre 2016, l’agglomération met en place, sur les propositions de ses agents, des collectes éco-responsables et solidaires. Ces collectes permettent non seulement la réduction des déchets en leur offrant une seconde vie, mais aussi le développement du don :  elles participent ainsi à l’essor de l’économie circulaire, un des leviers de la 3ème révolution industrielle.

Des collectes de jouets ont déjà eu lieu en partenariat avec les associations G L’Espoir,...

28th edition of the Eco Actions Trophies

Innovation Prize: Saint-Quentinois conurbation

Acting on a proposal from its officers, since December 2016, the conurbation has organized eco-responsible, solidary collections. These collections not only help reduce waste, providing it with a new lease of life, but also increase donations: they therefore help promote an upsurge in the circular economy, one of the levers of the third industrial revolution. Toy collections have already taken place in partnership with NGOs including G L’Espoir, Popular Relief and Catholic Relief. More than 3000 toys have been collected for local NGOs and redistributed to families. A collection of glasses for the NGO “Glasses without Borders” was set up for distribution to visually impaired people in France and abroad by the organization. Finally, a collection of books took place for the St Quentin ‘Restos du Coeur’ solidary library, with around 4.6 tonnes of books collected and given a second life.

Creation of a market gardening city, a living, innovative lab to grow the city of tomorrow

28th edition of the Eco Action Trophies

“QUALITY OF LIFE” PRIZE: Romainville

Committed since 2011 to promote the development of urban farming, the city of Romainville is developing an unprecedented project in France: the market gardening city, a vertical eco-designed greenhouse which by the end of 2019 will accommodate a circular substrate market gardening farm, educational workshops, training events and living spaces open to all, while creating integration employment.

The market gardening city, located on a 600-square-metre plot at the heart of the Marcel-Cachin neighbourhood, will be the first “thinking and acting” urban farming lab in France. It aims to gather in a single space various complementary activities organised along 3 axes: a market gardening farm growing vegetables and plants providing a local food supply, an educational centre intended for an amateur or specialized audience, and a living space with meetings, including the organization of events such as conferences, round tables and seminars.