Centre (France)

 

Country: France

Population: 2.500.000

GDP per capita USD: 35.545

Webpage:  http://www.centre.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/presentation-de-la-dreal-r9.html

Centre-Val de Loire has established a Regional Climate Scheme (SRCAE) in 2012, which aims to define the orientation and regional objectives concerning the following: energy consumption, GHG-emission reduction, reduction of air pollution, the use of renewable energy and climate change adaptation. Both the general public as well as the collectives have been included in the establishment of the SRCAE. In 2011 the “Plan Climat de la Région Centre” has been established and the region aims to reduce its GHG-emissions by 40% based on 1990 levels. On this basis, the region has also implemented its “Plan Climat Energie”.

The region has implemented “Le Schéma Régional de Cohérence Écologique” (SRCE), which maps and identifies regions of high ecological values and of high levels of biodiversity (Trames vertes et bleues). It aims to reduce the vulnerability and fragmentation of natural reserves, to identify regions which are important for biodiversity and to protect these via ecological “corridors”. Overall, it aims to guide decision-making with regards to an increasing urbanisation by highlighting regions that should be protected. The region aims to participate in the transition towards a circular economy. It does so by having identified the circular economy as a priority issue in 2014 and by having launched a call for Circular Economy projects which has so far subsidised 12 projects with over 400,000 euros. Centre-Val de Loire has also created a strategic document outlining the regional Agenda 21 initiatives.

To preserve biodiversity, the region has developed three objectives: To develop and strengthen the knowledge of flora and fauna (Le SRCE), to strengthen the public awareness of biodiversity, to support economic and scientific actions and to attract ecological tourism in regional natural parks and to mobilise regional actors, such as by financing initiatives that promote biodiversity.

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