Mode sombre

Les professionnels français de la ville durable signent à Dunkerque un partenariat ambitieux avec le Danemark

Vendredi 8 octobre,

Patrice Vergriete, Président de France Villes et territoires Durables, et Michael Starbæk Christensen, Ambassadeur de Danemark en France, ont officialisé le rapprochement stratégique entre l’association des professionnels – Etat, collectivités territoriales, entreprises et experts – de la ville durable en France et le Danemark.

L’engagement commun a été paraphé à Dunkerque, acteur majeur de la transition écologique en milieu industrialo-portuaire, Patrice Vergriete est par ailleurs Maire et Président de la communauté urbaine.
Autour des enjeux de transformation des territoires, qui devront être plus sobres, inclusifs, résilients et créatifs (selon le Manifeste de France Villes et territoires Durables), Français et Danois entrevoient des synergies prometteuses :

– Mutualiser les connaissances et conjuguer les efforts en matière de lutte contre le dérèglement climatique, d’adaptation et de résilience des systèmes urbains, d’amélioration de la qualité de vie des habitants.
– Partager les meilleures références et solutions en matière d’architecture durable, d’efficacité énergétique et d’économie circulaire.
– Rapprocher les activités, initiatives et réseaux des villes danoises et françaises.
– Promouvoir les coopérations entre villes et entreprises privées des deux pays.
– Organiser la rencontre des universitaires, experts et coopérants français et danois via des séminaires et ateliers tenus chaque année.

Devant les perspectives stimulantes offertes par cette coopération, Patrice Vergriete rappelle combien « Répondre à l’enjeu climatique implique une collaboration étroite entre les villes et territoires à l’échelle européenne, aux côtés des Etats ».

Monsieur l’Ambassadeur a exprimé en retour tout son soutien :
« L’Ambassade de Danemark à Paris se réjouit de ce partenariat qui rapprochera nos deux pays en matière de villes durables. Nous sommes impatients de partager des expériences, savoirs faires ainsi que des activités entre professionnels français et danois, aux côtés de France Villes et territoires Durables. »
Les partenaires des deux pays ont d’ores-et-déjà pris rendez-vous : France Villes et territoires Durables prévoit d’associer l’Ambassade du Danemark à la deuxième édition de l’événement national « Villes durables en actions », et réciproquement l’association pourra être mobilisée lors de la prochaine conférence internationale d’architecture à Copenhague en 2023.

Communiqué de presse France – Danemark

About Quentin

Motivated by climate issues and planetary boundaries, Quentin decided to study land use planning at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. His experience in associative field at the Fresque du Climat, helped him to better understand the stakes of the ecological bifurcation. Between his native Haute-Savoie and his home town Rennes, where he gained expertise in mobility and sustainable agriculture, he is now based in Paris to deploy the Sustainable City by France’s territorial workshops throughout the country.

About Alice

Originally from Savoie, Alice is currently studying a Master’s degree in Sustainable Territorial Development. After having focused her professional life in the tourism sector and the search for a way to reconcile tourism and environmental issues, she joined Sustainable City by France. This organisation, fully committed to the transformation of territories, allows her to discover more about sustainable city, in a theoretical way (working groups and scientific committee) but also in applied way, by territorial workshops.
See her LinkedIn profile 
Photo-circulaire-tara

Currently studying as a second-year Master’s student in International Relations at University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Tara holds a Bachelor’s degree from INALCO, with a double-major in Hindi language, and International relations / Environmental studies. Her work with us is in line with her former experiences at UNESCO and the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, thus deepening her professional expertise in the field of environmental diplomacy and international cooperation for sustainable development.

See her LinkedIn profile

Photo-circulaire-carla

She holds a Master’s degree in Development Economics from the Panthéon-Sorbonne University and is currently studying for a Master’s degree in International Relations and Action Abroad at the same university. She approaches the problems of sustainable cities and territories through these different perspectives and her international experiences.

About Isabelana

Isabelana is a Mexican journalist who holds a Master’s degree in Digital Communication and Data Analysis from the Sorbonne University. She previously worked in communication and press relations in the cultural sector in France and Mexico. Today, she is interested in ecological actions and solutions to preserve the environment and the biodiversity.

About Camille

camille photo
With a background in social sciences, art history and architecture, Camille has worked in communication within the VINCI group: from major international projects to La Fabrique de la Cité, a think tank dedicated to urban foresight.

About Alexandra

A geographer by training (Saint Petersburg State University), she started as a geographer and economist at the Academy of Agricultural Economics (Russia), before pursuing her career in France as an administrative and accounting assistant (Air Liquide, Association TGV Provence Côte d’Azur, COFHUAT, Groupe Hervé)

About Marion

Trained in international and European affairs between England and France as part of a double degree at Sciences-Po Lille / University of Kent, Marion started her career in advocacy and institutional relations of non-governmental organisations, in the fair trade sector (Max Havelaar France label). Her experiences are also linked to territories, with a passage in decentralised cooperation at the level of a departmental council.

About Sébastien

Before joining the SCbF team, he held several positions in local government management. From elected official and deputy mayor of his native city Besançon, in charge of university relations and international cooperation, to Director of Economic Development of the City of Pantin, to Chief of staff in Montreuil – where he notably piloted the in-depth redesign of the urban project towards more ecology and sustainable development – he continued his career as Senior Resilience Officer of the City of Paris.
He promotes a holistic and systemic vision of sustainable development and brings his expertise in territorial resilience, ecological and social transition.
X