Tomorrow my territory 07 Combining sustainable development and economic development

Local Development

November 2019

Agence pour l’Environnement et la Maîtrise de l’Energie (ADEME)

The 20 factsheets in the collection « demain MON TERRITOIRE » have been designed to give candidates and elected officials practical keys to take action, to open up the field of possibilities based on the experiences of other elected officials, from small towns to conurbations, large urban areas or sparsely populated areas. In the four corners of France, both in metropolitan France and in the French Overseas Territories, many of them are taking action, together with the players in their territories, to prepare for the future by taking action to mitigate climate change and adapt to its effects. With its knowledge and presence throughout the country, ADEME supports them with its tools, activities and financial aid.

Why is the ecological transition a lever for the economic development of my territory?

Communities have a responsibility to improve the environment and the living environment and play an essential role in local development. Making these two objectives converge means strengthening the economic attractiveness of the area, creating jobs that cannot be relocated and creating value for the inhabitants. Territories have several strings to their bow:

How do you do it?