Observatory! Nord-Pas-de-Calais Climate Observatory, FR

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Climate Observatory NPDCThe Nord-Pas de Calais Climate Dynamic brings together the Regional Council, the French State (DREAL, Direction Régionale de l’Environnement, de l’Aménagement et du Logement), the Departmental Council of Pas-de-Calais, the Departmental Council of Nord and the ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency).
Since 2008, this cooperation targets at reducing the Nord-Pas de Calais GHG emission by 75% between 2005 and 2050. The Climate Dynamic creates a synergy between the stakeholders, so that to coordinate the actions in their respective jurisdictions. In this context, sharing resources, information and experiences is a key element. The goal is to provide the local stakeholders with decision making elements that will feed their actions for tackling climate change.
For this purpose, the Pôle Climat, and then the Nord-Pas de Calais Climate Observatory, have been set up in a partnership approach.
 
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