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The regional food project of Caen Normandy Metropole
Le projet alimentaire territorial de Caen Normandie Métropole a été lancé en octobre 2017 ; pendant une année, une démarche participative impliquant tous les acteurs du territoire a permis d'élaborer des orientations stratégiques qui ont été reconnues par le label du Programme national de l'alimentation (PNA) en février 2019.
 
 Par l'organisation d'ateliers thématiques et de visites de terrain localement (ferme urbaine, marché de gros, association d'insertion par le maraîchage, agriculteur permettant la cueillette aux particuliers, cantines proposant des menus végétariens....), les acteurs du...
Caen Normandy Metropole’s regional food project was launched in October 2017. For one year, a participatory approach involving all the regional players led to the development of strategic guidelines that were recognised by the National Food Programme (NFP) label in February 2019.
 
By organising thematic workshops and field visits locally (urban farm, wholesale market, association providing work in market gardening, farmer allowing individuals to do their own picking, canteens offering vegetarian menus and so on), stakeholders in the Caen region now have a qualitative and quantitative regional food diagnostic and routemaps to promote short food circuits.
 
The challenge now lies in implementing this ambitious 14-action plan, aimed at bringing consumers and food producers closer together in six strategic areas:

I - Implementing metropolitan food governance;
II - Taking food into account in planning and land use;
III - Supporting the local economy (distribution platform, vegetable provision, urban compost etc);
IV - Strengthening collaboration and social bonding (sustainable food house);
V - Promoting local sourcing in communities;
VI - Communicating about local food identity and Normandy gastronomy, raising awareness, educating and training.

The FRUGAL (Urban Forms and Food Governance) action research programme run with the University of Caen between 2016 and 2020 is proving to be a quality methodological support to this innovative community approach to food: researchers present the results of their research to elected officials each year and the participatory methodologies of communities at all levels (city, urban community, metropolitan cluster) allow for new partnerships between researchers and stakeholders.
"Inventing New Regional Solidarity" White Paper - Energy and Territories Workshop
Créé en 2012 par EDF, l’Atelier Énergie et Territoires est un laboratoire d’idées, d’études et de recherches. A la fois lieu de rencontres et de débats, il invite les acteurs des villes et des collectivités à mieux comprendre les transformations énergétiques à l’œuvre et suggère des propositions concrètes pour faire de l’énergie un moteur d’attractivité du territoire.
Avec l’appui de son comité scientifique et de ses partenaires, l’Atelier offre une longueur d’avance aux décideurs territoriaux pour une gestion éclairée et responsable de l’énergie.
L’an dernier, l’atelier...
Created in 2012 by EDF, the Energy and Territories Workshop is a laboratory of ideas, studies and research. As a venue for meetings and debates, it invites stakeholders from cities and communities to better understand the energy transformations at work and suggests concrete proposals to make energy a driver of attractiveness for the region.
 
With the support of its scientific committee and partners, the Workshop provides a head start for regional decision-makers for informed and responsible energy management.
Last year, the Energy and Territories Workshop chose to place the theme of solidarity and regional divides at the heart of its considerations.
 
How can an energy solidarity and social solidarity policy be implemented to cushion the impact of inequality? What roles should local authorities play in this process, particularly through the energy renovation strategy and urban planning policy? These are all questions covered by the White Paper "Inventing new regional solidarity".
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.
LIVA: employment and training company specialising in construction logistics
Développée à l’initiative de la Fondation VINCI pour la Cité, LIVA est une entreprise d’insertion dont le but est de fournir des prestations de logistique aux chantiers de bâtiments. Joint-venture sociale, LIVA a vocation à travailler dans toute la France et pour de nombreux clients, en commençant sur les chantiers d’Ile-de-France.
 
Avec LIVA, VINCI Construction France et Ares souhaitent co-construire des passerelles vers l’emploi en proposant un emploi stable et un accompagnement personnalisé à des personnes en difficulté. En s’appuyant sur la complémentarité de leurs expertises, les deux partenaires...
Developed on the initiative of the VINCI Foundation for the City, LIVA is an employment and training company whose aim is to provide logistics services to building sites. A social joint venture, LIVA aims to work throughout France and for numerous clients, starting on the construction sites of Ile-de-France.
 
With LIVA, VINCI Construction France and Ares want to co-build bridges to employment by offering stable jobs and personalised support to people in difficulty. Based on the complementarity of their expertise, the two partners aim to professionalise the construction logistics professions and innovate in this field by creating a global offer around digital and remote logistics.
 
The company has three main ambitions:
1 - A social inclusion project: LIVA aims to integrate people in difficulty, through stable employment and personalised socio-professional support.
2 - A Human Resources project: co-building a gateway to employment. LIVA will offer some of its employees the opportunity to move towards the professions recruiting within the Group.
3 - A business project: professionalising logistics on site, relying on the complementarity of VCF and Ares expertise to innovate by creating a global logistics offer, including a remote hub.
Informal city: recommendations for a sustainable development of cities
Ce document présente les grandes recommandations élaborées par les membres du Partenariat Français pour la Ville et les Territoires (PFVT), plateforme d’échanges et de valorisation de l’expertise des acteurs français de l’urbain à l’international. Ces documents sont préparés à l’occasion du Forum Urbain Mondial d’Abu Dhabi de février 2020 et du Sommet Afrique-France de juin 2020.
 
Si le quartier informel n’est pas une fatalité, il est souvent plus facile pour les décideurs et plus profitable pour les aménageurs et les promoteurs de créer une ville nouvelle au lieu de restructurer les quartiers...
This document outlines key recommendations formulated by the members of the French Alliance for Cities and Territorial Development (PFVT), the platform for exchange and promotion of French expertise in urban development at the international level. These documents were prepared in the context of the World Urban Forum taking place in Abu Dhabi on February 2020 and the Africa-France Summit on June 2020.
 
If the informal district is not inevitable, it is often easier for decision-makers and more profitable for planners and real estate developers to create a new city instead of restructuring precarious districts.
 
This is how the most vulnerable populations are often excluded and condemned to survive in irregular neighbourhoods, isolated, and not served by essential quality services.
 
In emerging and developing countries, the problem arises all the more since constructions without permits have multiplied, making this system prevalent in the management and governance of cities and territories.
 
Within this framework, the anticipation and strategic planning capacities of local and national authorities are lacking and do not take sufficient account of the needs and objectives of social and economic integration of the most vulnerable.
 
In this context, the recommendations proposed by the “Informal City” working group highlight the need to anticipate urban sprawl, to develop environmentally innovative services, to guarantee the participation of residents and stakeholders, and finally to empower donors with human, cultural and ecological values, to promote sustainable development of cities and territories.
AIDS, health and development: gender and HIV
Parce que les jeunes filles sont peu ou mal informées, parce que trop peu de femmes parviennent à négocier le port du préservatif, parce que la contraception, l’accès aux traitements, la santé, restent trop souvent « une affaire de femmes » : les inégalités entre les sexes sont considérées comme un des facteurs d’expansion de l’épidémie de Sida.

Depuis 1985, la Fondation de France se mobilise dans la lutte contre le VIH en finançant des projets d’aide aux malades, des recherches en santé publique, en épidémiologie et en sociologie. Outre la France et les Antilles françaises, son action s’est élargie...
Because young girls are little or poorly informed, because too few women manage to secure condom use, because contraception, access to treatment and health too often remain "women's business": inequalities between the sexes are considered to be one of the factors driving the AIDS epidemic.

Since 1985, the Fondation de France has been mobilising in the fight against HIV by funding projects to help patients, public health research, epidemiology and sociology. Outside France and the French West Indies, its work has expanded over the past 10 years to several countries, with particular attention to the link between gender issues and HIV.

Today, the programme is being rolled out in Guyana, Mayotte, the West Indies and French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa. Since 2006, more than 250 projects have been funded to the tune of 7 million euros. Key criteria include:
- Prevention of risky behaviour among young people: information, access to contraception, as well as debate on sexuality, masculinity, femininity;
- Preventing and addressing violence against women, empowering women to better know their rights;
- The involvement and accountability of men in the fight against AIDS and their access to screening and care;
- The professionalisation of reception facilities on taking into account male-female gender inequalities and their consequences on the epidemic.
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.

An exceptional, sustainable and inclusive kitchen garden in the heart of Versailles
L’éco-action se situe au cœur de Versailles, où les espaces verts du parc du Domaine de Madame Elisabeth sont gérés de façon durable et écologique (1508 m² en exploitation potagère et plusieurs serres). Les objectifs sont divers : développer une formation aux métiers horticoles à destination des Yvelinois bénéficiaires du RSA, produire 2000 plants de fruits et légumes de qualité exemplaire… L’entreprise « les Alchimistes » exploite également les déchets de cuisine du restaurant « George V » et les redéploye sous forme de compost dans une vraie démarche d’économie circulaire.
La communication faite par le groupe « ...
This eco action is located in the heart of Versailles, where the green spaces of the Domaine de Madame Elisabeth park are managed sustainably and ecologically (1508 m² devoted to a kitchen garden and several greenhouses). The objectives are diverse: Developing training in horticultural trades for beneficiaries of the RSA from the Yvelines, producing 2000 fruit and vegetable plants of exemplary quality. The company "Les Alchimistes" also uses the kitchen waste from the "George V" restaurant and redeploys it in the form of compost in a truly circular economy approach. Communications from the " George V Four seasons" group around this eco action is also beneficial for the people in internships, who can use this springboard in their future job searches.
 
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.
Customised solutions for enhancing access to water and sanitation services

SUEZ est résolument engagé en faveur du droit à l’eau et à l’assainissement. Le Groupe accompagne les autorités locales pour leur permettre d’atteindre trois objectifs : améliorer l’accès aux services dans les quartiers défavorisés, garantir l’accessibilité des services pour les clients en situation de précarité, et développer un accès aux équipements sanitaires et aux services essentiels pour tous.
SUEZ is fully committed to upholding the right to water and sanitation. The Group works with local authorities to advance three objectives: improving access to services in disadvantaged areas, ensuring long-term water access for people in precarious situations, and providing access to essential services and collective sanitation for all.
10 principles for reinventing a neighbourhood – Lyon Confluence, the first WWF sustainable neighbourhood

Le WWF France s’appuie sur dix principes de durabilité issus de la démarche internationale « One Planet Living » (« vivre avec une seule planète ») pour accompagner la réalisation de projets urbains plus soutenables. Partenaires du WWF France de 2010 à 2015, la Société Publique Locale Lyon Confluence et la Métropole de Lyon se sont attachées à concevoir un quartier sobre en énergie et en émissions de gaz à effet de serre, bien desservi par les transports en commun et lieu d’accueil d’une nouvelle biodiversité. Elles ont accepté le double défi lancé par le WWF : améliorer la qualité de vie des usagers tout en réduisant l’empreinte...

WWF France uses on 10 sustainabilty principles from the international “One Planet Living” approach to support the implementation of more sustainable urban projects.

Lyon Confluence, the Local Publicly Owned Company, and the Lyon Metropolis were WWF France’s partners from 2010 to 2015. They are committed to designing an energy efficient and low greenhouse gas neighbourhood, well served by public transport, that welcomes new biodiversity. With this in mind, they accepted WWF’s dual challenge: to improve users’ quality of life while reducing the neighbourhood’s ecological footprint.

As part of this partnership, the neighbourhood’s sustainability performance was assessed annually according to WWF criteria.

WWF’s publication looks back on this partnership and the factors of success in the “first WWF sustainable French neighbourhood”.