© Thierry Chenu / City of Grenoble
Too often, the fight against climate change continues to be treated with scepticism by some citizens. The negative effects of our actions on the environment and biodiversity are worrying and have been extensively documented by the scientific community, in particular in Grenoble. As a hotbed of science and innovation, the Grenoble valley is bursting with knowledge and technological resources. Green Grenoble will harness this by placing science at the heart of its actions and decisions.
At the heart of the Gateway to the Alps, the inhabitants of the Grenoble area are witnessing the effects of climate change on their surrounding area. Heat, melting glaciers, the arrival of cicadas in our mountains and banana trees in our gardens: in scarcely fifteen years, the face of our local environment has already changed. Grenoble Green Capital also provides the opportunity to validate the aims and means of achieving the climate transition. Above all, it provides the opportunity to take informed decisions based on the results of scientific research.
A scientific committee at the heart of governance
At the core of Green Grenoble 2022 is a multidisciplinary scientific board seeking to better understand the environmental issues and their impacts on our health. Global warming, agricultural methods, air and water quality, harmful and beneficial chemical products, industrial ecology, the recycling of residual substances and health are all subjects to which particular attention will be paid.
A systemic, documented and concerted approach
In order to ensure that our decisions are backed up by tangible scientific data, several tools will be put in place to support the Green Grenoble scientific committee. Symposiums, international reports, public debates and awareness-raising actions are among the tools that will be used to support the planning and projects of Grenoble Green Capital in 2022.