ENERGIES 2050 was created by bringing together citizens of various nationalities and professional backgrounds and international experts ▾
A collective adventure in search of a better life together, respecting natural resources and a necessary solidarity to reinvent, ENERGIES 2050 calls for the involvement of all citizens in the world for the setting up of a new shared development model to be collectively imagined.
Who are we? ▾
Each of the citizens, while wishing to be involved in the debate whether energy, climate, or that it more generally concerns the re-questioning of our development trajectories, felt helpless in view of the magnitude of the task … while regretting not always possessing sufficient knowledge to act in total lucidity against models and affirmations presented as postulates that can not be questioned.
Each of the experts, while having participated in the development of knowledge and the implementation of concrete actions in his respective field, knew that he could not meet the scale of the challenges and what he was doing, still indispensable, was not sufficient.
The only certainty for all of us was that the emergence of a new development model carried with it many and many issues that needed to be addressed simultaneously, what we call the Great Transition, under penalty of imbalance any possible collective construction.
ENERGIES 2050 has been an international exchange network since October 2009. After this informal operation, the founding members decided to give a new dynamic to this collective adventure and, on April the 20th 2011, ENERGIES 2050 was officially launched.
ENERGIES 2050 is a non-profit association governed by the French law of July the 1st 1901, the decree of Agust the 16st August 1901 and the texts currently in force.
ENERGIES 2050 is statutorily and, by virtue of its social objective, an NGO – an International Non-Governmental Organization – taking into account its scope of intervention without restriction to any particular geographical area. The official declaration of creation was made at the sub-prefecture of Grasse (06), France, on April the 22th 2011 and gave rise to registration in the register of associations under number W061002467. The publication in the Official Journal was made on June the 4th 2011.
ENERGIES 2050 is a registered trademark since May the 4th 2011 under the number INPI 11 3 828 671 (National Institute of Industrial Property) in accordance with the Intellectual Property Code.
ENERGIES 2050 wants to promote and put, at the heart of the debate and action, a systemic approach in line with the principles of eco-development ▾
It’s in a dense, and sometimes brutal, international reality, with a multiplication of warning signals and in the context of repeated social, economic and environmental crises that the stakes of sustainable development, the fight against climate change and energy issues take on a particular dimension and challenge each one of us about our individual lifestyles and the models that our societies have put in place.
ENERGIES 2050 is convinced that present and future choices related to the search for a new development model should no longer be elaborated exclusively in small circles of experts and insiders ▾
Conscious of the impact of our socio-economic and energy choices on the climate issue and on the development trajectories of our societies, ENERGIES 2050 is convinced that the solution can not simply be a question of knowledge or tools and still less only political, economic, technological or social.
The transformation of our societies can not be accomplished without decompartmentalizing knowledge and without putting the debate in a global perspective. That is why, more than ever, we must studying their interdependencies in order to make them comprehensible to all citizens.
The association intervenes in France and abroad by advocating the systemic of development for a Great Transition: Energy, social, economic transition, etc. But also a movement toward a more humane society respectful of the common goods of mankind.
Conscious of the necessary solidarity to be promoted among the citizens of the world, ENERGIES 2050 decided to place its approach in an international framework and more particularly the decisions of the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change or international, regional and national agreements on energy, the environment or climate change, while giving priority to local action in order to apply the results of its research in practice.
ENERGIES 2050 brings together members of 60 nationalities. ▾
In addition to citizen members, ENERGIES 2050 brings together experts from around the world who have worked for many years in their respective fields with:
- cities and local authorities,
- organizations and networks, such as the European Commission, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the World Bank, the European Investment Bank, The International Energy Agency (IEA), the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC),…
- other major stakeholders
They have participated in many local, regional, national and international projects and activities.
Members of ENERGIES 2050 may be individual or corporate body. In the case of a corporate body, it must designate an individual to represent it.
The association have different types of members ▾
The founding members are those who initiated the formation of the association.
- Ex-officio members gathered in the Steering Committee
The founding members, honorary members and members of the board of directors, as well as members who have been presented by at least one other ex-officio member or founding member and co-opted by the Rule of the Consensus by all other legal and founding members. The ex-officio members undertake to participate actively in the life of the association. After co-opting, the right to membership is validated by decision of the Board of Directors.
Only individuals may be appointed ex officio.
- Active members
An active member is any major individual, or any corporate body who participates in the operation of the association and the achievement of its objectives.
Active members are those who have made a commitment to support the association financially or by volunteering their expertise or time in the service of the association. The status of active member presupposes a voluntary act of candidacy which must be officially approved by the office or if necessary by the Board of Directors.
- Honorary members
Honorary members are any individual or corporate body who render or have rendered particularly strategic services to the association.
- The college “Friends of ENERGIES 2050”
Members of the college “Friends of ENERGIES 2050” shall mean any individual or corporate body who, without taking part in the daily running or the direction of the association, voluntarily contributes to its development through moral, material or financial support.
Board of directors
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In order to multiply its means of action, while contributing to the dissemination of knowledge around common activities and projects, ENERGIES 2050 is part of a partnership approach based on trust, sharing experiences and pooling knowledge.
ENERGIES 2050 works with multiple networks, in France and abroad ▾
- NGOs and NGO Collectives
- Universities and training institutions
- Business and professional groups
- Cities and local governments
- National, regional and international organizations and networks
ENERGIES 2050 is also a member of several national and international initiatives: Sustainable Building and Climate Change Initiative (SBCI), MAC (Member Advisory Committee) of the United Nations Decade Plan on Sustainable Production and Consumption (10YFP), Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction, The Francophonie’s Initiative for Sustainable Cities (IFVD) Action for Climate and Sustainable Tourism (ACToD 21), the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism (GPST), the World Tourism …
ENERGIES 2050 is finally a member of several networks, such as Comité 21, Réseau Climat Développement, Cap’energies, etc.
They trust us (excerpt) ▾
If the social objective and vision of ENERGIES 2050 correspond to your own questions or interests, we invite you to contact us to discuss with you the modalities of a possible cooperation.