Haute-Savoie, France

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Regional Manager:

Conseil General de Haute-Savoie
Mr François Wurtz
Tel: +33 4 50 33 5162
Email: Francois.WURTZ@cg74.fr

The General Council of Haute-Savoie takes a proactive policy in Environmental Excellence. Through a program comprising 21 projects, it aims objectives such as reducing energy consumption and resources, reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, increasing energy efficiency, developing of renewable energy ...

Today, all services of the General Council gradually integrates these objectives in their missions. The Haute-Savoie Energy Plan was developed in 2008 to implement actions such as the shuttle system „Mobil'Alp“ (also a European project), the study of potential biogas or wood boiler to support collective heating.

In line with these policies the General Council decided to start the Haute-Savoie Climate Territorial Plan. The HS Climate Plan is divided into two parts:

  • the first part concerns the implementation of a mitigation and adaptation programme in the policies of the Council General and in its own management;
  • the second is to facilitate a collective dynamism at the territory level by a local animation, to involve communities, private sectors and civil society on key issues of climate change struggled.

It is in this context that the General Council, wishing to fully assume its facilitation role of departmental policies, agreed to be part of the European EnercitEE programme : in order to offer communities and the general public ways to implement actions for the protection of environment.

The various objectives of the European project are:

  • creating a network for exchanging experiences
  • evaluating best practices of regional and local policies in the field of energy efficiency and sustainable transportation
  • preparing the transfer of experience to other regions.

To ensure this linkage between global and local levels, the General Council of Haute-Savoie wanted to be involved in the European project of EnercitEE.