Sustainable Territories

Territorial planning is at the heart of contemporary issues of sustainable development. Traditionally represented by its economic spectrum, it must now position itself at a social and environmental crossroads.

In the last thirty years, territorial planning has developed in two ways: a strategic decentralization toward implementation by local authorities (including the Defferre law mandating decentralization) and an increasing penetration of environmental issues, resulting in the proliferation of dedicated planning tools (PADD, PRQA, PPA, PCET, SRCAE) and the “greening” of existing tools (DTADD, PLU…).

Current issues concerning climate, air quality, biodiversity, waste management and other environmental concerns necessitate a reevaluation of urban and rural areas and a rethinking their connections and complimentary aspects. This must be accompanied by an economic revitalization capitalizing on the opportunities presented by energy and environmental transition.

Planning is at the heart of this issue: at the national and regional level, it operates from a strategic level to set the general objectives and governmental policy framework; at the local level it makes operational sense and serves as a springboard to guide the community in their primary role relaying the action.

Our expertise in territorial planning is organized around four key and complimentary approaches: environmental planning, territorial observation, environmental assessment, support for the implementation of regional projects.

Léo Genin is the sustainable territories contact.

Environmental Planning

A plethora of planning tools are available to local authorities to protect their environmental interests while more sectoral and operational resources such as planning documents integrate across environmental issues.

Through the construction of a strategic and shared vision for the territory in the development of an operational plan of action, I Care & Consult accompanies you in your environmental planning and gives you the keys to transition to local action, making real change for communities.

Development of a 2050 scenario and estimation of employment impacts
Update and compliance of the Metropolitan Air Energy and Climate Plan of Grenoble Alpes Métropole
Design and drafting of the Regional Action Plan for the Circular Economy

Territorial Observation

Today, observation is an indispensable part of any sustainable development policy. It allows us to identify and prioritize issues, craft custom plans of action, and ensures consistency between reduction targets at different territorial levels.

This is accompanied by a high demand for operational tools and methodologies of observing the energy, climate, waste and, more recently, biodiversity.

Our expertise and know-how supporting environmental observation allows us to guide you in uniting and coordinating local actors around the production of local data.

Macroeconomic analysis of the economic benefits and employment of the Positive Energy Region scenario
Development of a tool for analysing the employment and tax impact of energy efficiency projects
Analysis of the foreseeable impacts on activity and employment in the context of the objective of energy autonomy in ZNI (Non-interconnected areas) with a view to revising the PPE (Multi-annual energy programming)

Environmental Assessment

The environmental assessment is intended to integrate environmental issues at the earliest possible point in the production chain in order to better support sustainable development. It analyzes the initial state of the site’s environment and the effects (positive or negative) of planned actions in order to prevent, reduce, or offset the project’s negative environmental and public health effects.

I Care & Consult supports you so that the environmental assessment of public policy doesn’t consist of only an impact assessment, but it’s also an integrated evaluation of overall development. It must be a decision-supporting tool, which prepares and guides the construction of public policy.

Environmental Assessment of the Territorial Development Contract of Paris-Saclay Territoire Sud
Environmental Assessment of SRADDET Normandie
Environmental assessment of the National Low Carbon Strategy and Environmental Assessment of the National Biomass Mobilization Strategy
Implementation of indicators and a monitoring and evaluation system as part of the preparation of the Territorial Climate and Energy Plan for Minas Gerais in Brazil (decentralized cooperation Region)

Implementation of Territorial Projects

Today, guiding territories as they implement strategies and action plans is a critical step toward taking action at the local level.

Project management assistance on operational activities includes support via expertise and implementation tools, but also acculturation activities, the sharing of the approach, putting it in motion, monitoring progress and improving as it progresses by capitalizing on what we learn.

I Care & Consult assures this territorial support during the operational implementation of all environmental planning and through the innovative approaches of TEPOS and TEP-CV.

Assistance to the project owner of the SMILE programme (Financial analysis of Smart Grids projects)

Assistance in setting up a climate commitment scheme for companies and individuals, creation of a carbon calculator (
Strategic analysis of the ADEME offer to local authorities
Assistance to the contracting authorities involved in the "Climat Pratic" scheme (Practical Climate system)
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