FRANCE

Local authorities in France over 20,000 inhabitants have a legal obligation of elaborating a Climate Air Energy Action Plan to 2030 targets (quite similar to a SECAP). The local authorities engaged in Compete4SECAP all already have SEAPs or similar Energy Climate plans to 2020 targets and are engaged in Cit'ergie (EEA) policy evaluation and improvement processes. Yet they experience the need to implement Energy Management Systems (EnMS) via ISO 50001 and have to scale up their SEAPs to SECAPs based on 2030 targets. This will be achieved by the participation in C4S. Behavioural aspects to reduce energy consumption will also be explored by teaming up for energy contests.

As one of Europe's largest countries and economies, France plays a major role not only in EU politics, but also within the context of the C4S project. The project partner MT Partenaires Ingénierie, based in Bordeaux, will draw on its long experience as engineers and consultants to serve as the national lead for coordinating French municipalities in C4S. Having taken part in numerous projects, 50000&1 SEAPs in particular, means that they are well-situated to shepherd local authorities in implementing EnMS successfully all across France, as well as striving to win the international competition.

NATIONAL PARTNER

MT Partenaires Ingénierie is a consultancy firm founded in 2007. The company has 3 main activities :

1. Advisory for public policies: Construction and evaluation of public and private policies: energy climate, European Energy Award (Cit'ergie), SECAPs, Agendas 21, institutional communication, management of change and quality, conferences, trainings.

2. Technical Engineering Consultancy to contracting authority and contract management in the following areas: water and sanitation, energy, non-intermittent renewable energies, electricity, equipment, automation and SCADA, smart city, transport.

3. Financing and European Projects Proposals writing and participation in European projects (H2020 - EE, SCC, SME Instrument ..., Life, CEF, Interreg, ERDF, UIA, ...); Research of national funds (PIA, ADEME, heat funds, ...)

BREST

Created in 1974, the Urban Community of Brest became a metropolis on 1 January 2015, bringing together the eight founding municipalities, about 212,000 inhabitants. Brest Metropolis has been working since 2009 to develop its 1st Climate Plan, in parallel with the review of the Local Urban Development Plan Brest Métropole. With the City of Brest thex have joined forces for a common approach, aimed at the annual review of the exemplary nature of their policies, across all their areas of competence. Brest Metropolis and City now take their SEAP further through our project by submitting a SECAP (with 2030 targets) by 2020. They are engaged also in a Cit'ergie (EEA) process and setting up an EnMS.

CAEN AND CAEN LA MER

Caen la Mer is an urban area of 418,000 inhabitants, bordered by seaside resorts. Due to its size and dynamism, it is the leading economic, industrial, employment and administrative centre in Western Normandy. The administrations of Caen la Mer and Caen merge on the 1st January 2019. City of Caen As part of its Sustainable Development policy, the City of Caen has committed itself to structured and complementary approaches; Agenda 21, Territorial Climate Energy Plan, Cit'ergie Labelling, which respond to European and national strategies aimed at implementing a social project.

LORIENT

Lorient is the capital of the Morbihan department, with more than 58000 inhabitants. It has the particularity of having 6 ports. It carries out many actions for the environment and has adopted its climate plan since November 2013, currently under review and harmonised with the conurbation.

MONTAUBAN CITY AND CONURBATION

Montauban Conurbation hosts 72 000 inhabitants, in 10 cities. Montauban is the capital of the Tarn et Garonne department and has a very active energy and climate policy. The official climate, air and energy action plan will be approved early 2019.

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