Created in 1971 to follow the emerging ecological movement of the time, the Ministry of Ecological Transition (MTE) has gained in importance. He is now responsible for establishing measures to protect French flora and fauna.
Its mission is to lead the energy transition by favouring a sustainable development policy. This means that it promulgates green technologies, innovation and the use of renewable energies as well as the management of scarce resources. As a result, it fights against global warming and atmospheric pollution. It has a key role in safety management, and aims to prevent and limit technological and natural risks, while ensuring industrial safety, transport infrastructure and transport themselves.
It also has an international role as it participates in European and international negotiations on climate issues.
The ministry and the I2EN
The COP21 agreements in 2015 established a fact: to limit global warming, we must limit the carbon footprint. The nuclear industry makes it possible to produce electricity – which, it should be remembered, covers 75% of our energy needs – without conflicting with ecological imperatives. On the contrary, the nuclear industry in France enjoys a particularly developed status which allows it to ensure sustainable competitiveness of electricity on the world market.
The I2EN works in collaboration with the DEGC (Directorate General for Energy and Climate). The priority of this partnership is twofold: ensuring the transition to clean energies, and exporting French know-how. Thanks to this alliance, France can develop its strategies for the export of its skills, equipment and materials, but also follow and participate in the work of international organizations in the nuclear industry.