Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy

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The agency has its offices in the Tour Pascal, in the center of this photograph

The Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs [1] (French: Ministère de l'Environnement, de l'Energie et de la Mer, MEEM) is an agency of the Government of France, centred on a cabinet member who is often referred to as the "Minister of Ecology". Since May 2017, the position is occupied by Nicolas Hulot. The ministry is headquartered in La Grande Arche in La Défense and also, in Tour Sequoia, in Puteaux/ La Défense, near Paris.[2] There is also a Delegate Minister for Transport, Sea and Fishing (Ministre délégué aux Transports, à la Mer et à la Pêche) located in the same place.

From 1974 to 1977, the position was renamed Minister of Quality of Life; in 1978 this became Minister of the Environment and Way of Life. The current position title features the expression sustainable development, in part due to the influence of the Green party and the pro-environmental movement in French politics over the past decade.

An Environmental Charter was included in the French Constitution in 2004.

This Ministry is responsible for State Environmental Policy (Preservation of Biodiversity, Climate Kyoto Protocol Application, Environmental Control of industries, etc.), Transportation (air, road, railway and sea regulation departments), Sea, and Housing Policy. The Ministry distributes funds to Research Agencies or Councils.[3]

Subordinate agencies[edit]

French Housing Policy[edit]

The Department of Housing was created after the Second World War to compensate for the destruction of housing during the Liberation.[6]

In 2009, the Minister of Housing and City (full title is Minister of Territorial Equality and Housing) reported to the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing.[clarification needed] This post became the Minister of Housing.[clarification needed] In 2012, the minister was Cécile Duflot (with the title Ministre de l'Egalité des Territoires et du Logement).[clarification needed]

In May 2012 the Ayrault government established the Minister of Housing and Territorial Equality (France) managed by the ecologist Cécile Duflot and François Lamy.[7]

Former names[edit]

Previously it was called the Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Sea[8] (Ministère de l'Écologie, de l'Énergie, du Développement durable et de la Mer, MEEDDM). It also had been called the Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Town and Country Planning (Ministère de l'Écologie, de l'Énergie, du Développement durable et de l'Aménagement du territoire, MEEDDAT).[9] It also once operated as the Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning[10] (Ministère de l’Écologie, du Développement et de l’Aménagement durables, MEDAD). Another occasion, it was the Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development (Ministère de l'écologie et du développement durable). It also had been the Ministry of Country Planning and Environment[11] (Ministère de l'Aménagement du Territoire et de l'Environnement).

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ GDP measures everything...?. , Formerly Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Formerly Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing Retrieved on 6 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Contact." Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Sea. Retrieved on6 March 2011. "Grande Arche Tour Pascal A et B 92055 La Défense CEDEX"
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Report Incident on 2 May 2009 on approach to Antalya (Turkey) to the Boeing 737-300 registered F-GFUF operated by Europe Airpost." Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile. 1. Retrieved on 26 May 2011. "Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la sécurité de l’aviation civile - Ministère de l’Écologie, du Développement durable, des Transports et du Logement"
  5. ^ "Directorate General for Energy and Climate." Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Sea. 15 (15/16). Retrieved on 6 March 2011.
  6. ^ fr:Ministère de l'Égalité des Territoires et du Logement
  7. ^ fr:Ministère de l'Égalité des Territoires et du Logement
  8. ^ "Organisation Chart." Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Sea. Retrieved on 6 May 2011. February 2010. Retrieved on 6 May 2011.
  9. ^ "Directorate General for Infrastructure, Transport and the Sea." Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Town and Country Planning. Retrieved on 6 May 2011.
  10. ^ "Seminar "Experience feedback on industrial accidents" – IMPEL – Paris, 30 and 31 May, 2007." Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning. Retrieved on 6 May 2011.
  11. ^ "English." Ministry of Country Planning and Environment. 13 April 2003. Retrieved on 6 May 2011.

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