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environmental geosciences
Research and teaching centre
environmental geosciences

From reflection to transition

CEREGE is actively engaged in the transition. The unit is currently implementing an action plan aimed at rallying its staff around the transition project.

On the basis of the Paris Agreements

Laws and action plans have recently been published to meet the Paris Agreement target of halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
In the higher education and research sectors, the choice of the trajectory to reach this objective is left to the actors to ensure that it is consistent with their professional missions.

The CNRS Ethics Committee (COMETS) also considers in its recently published opinion that "The consideration of the environmental impacts of research should be considered as part of research ethics.. It recommends "To increase the number of discussion forums enabling all research personnel to debate the issues and the contours of the responsibility of research actors and to think about their activity with regard to environmental issues.

Towards an eco-responsibility project for research practices

In this spirit, the management of CEREGE, present and future, wishes to co-construct a project of eco-responsibility of research practices and professional habits in order to reduce the environmental footprint of the laboratory, while maintaining an excellent quality of research.

How can we fundamentally rethink the way we do research? To what extent? With what levers? Which aspects are a priority?

A day for and towards transition with the Ceregians

An initial questionnaire was sent to the 250 ceregians to find out their position and state of mind on the subjects of this transition, what they expect or do not expect from their laboratory, their commitment and the concrete actions possible at their level. It turns out that 76% of agents are loans à change their habits at work to reduce the environmental footprint. Out of 100 participants at the CEREGE internal session In "My Earth in 180 Minutes", 60% estimates the inspiring reduction levers for feasible measures.

In line with this, the CEREGE Transition Day on 12 June aims to provide an opportunity for collective reflection and to study the concrete actions to be implemented to reduce CEREGE's environmental impact.