“ Le grenelle de l’environnement” Dealing with environment, French style Université Paris XII FSEG
The “Grenelle” on Environment
French program leaded by the French minister of ecology and sustainable development: Mr Borloo, to consult every citizen to carry out a common action plan for the environment.
Leading proposals: July - September 2007.
Public consultation: End of September to October 2007.
Action Plan: End of October 2007
Le “Grenelle” sur l’Environment
Programme lance par le ministre francais de l’ecologie Mr Jean Louis Borloo, afin de consulter chaque citoyen et de consulter tous les citoyens pour mener à bien un plan commun d'action pour l'environnement.
Propositions principales: Juillet - Septembre 2007.
Consultation publique: Fin de Septembre à Octobre 2007.
Plan d'action: fin Octobre 2007
A “grenelle” is a participative debate
The program is based on stakeholders’ diversity:
Regional meetings: 5th-22nd Oct.
Online forum: 28th Sept-14th Oct.
Parliamentary debate: 3rd-4th Oct.
Consulting advisory authorities (OECD, National Council for Water, High Council for Public Health etc.)
Suggestions and ideas are discussed among six workshops:
Fighting climate change and energy demand control.
Protection of biodiversity and natural resources.
Implementing a health-friendly environment.
Promoting sustainable production and consumption habits.
Ecological democracy, institutions and governance.
Ecological development processes promoting employment and competitiveness.
Two discussions between the six workshops on GMOs and waste.
The Action Plan (1/2)
Waste: Recycle household waste up to 60% in 2015 and incentives to reduce general waste production.
Agriculture: GMO commercial crops suspended and by the end of the year creation of a high authority and legislation. Cut by half the use of pesticides within 10 years.
Transports: Carbon tax on trucks regarding carbon emission levels.
Energy: 20% of total energy in 2020 has to be renewable. Cut by 4 greenhouse gases by 2050.
The Action Plan (2/2)
Habitat: Renovating and isolating to reduce heating costs. Within 5 years all public buildings will be renovated.
Health: Reduce fine particles and risk monitoring. Forbidding night flights over cities and mandatory labeling on all construction and decorating material.
Biodiversity: “Trame verte” to protect green areas. 10% of French seas must be protected.
Consumption: Creating a green GDP indicator, labeling environmental costs of daily products.