Natural resource management and access to energy for all are major issues for development and the fight against climate change. GRET defends and promotes sustainable development pathways that are adapted to the challenges of land degradation and erosion of biodiversity. Its projects implement integrated participative approaches aimed at improving governance, equity in value chains and preservation of ecosystems, to increase the resilience of populations and territories.
Natural resource management
Erosion of biodiversity and aggravation of low-flows and flooding are often the result of inappropriate exploitation of lands and predatory behaviour regarding natural resources. Climate change presents an additional threat.
GRET works for local governance of natural resources, ensuring their sustainability and greater equity between users. Its teams support the management of protected areas, forests, coastal areas and water resources. Where pertinent, they also propose the introduction of incentivising economic instruments.
Currently, three billion people depend on biomass (fuel wood and other fuels derived from living systems) for their basic needs. One billion people do not have access to electricity, mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa.
GRET facilitates access to electricity and the production and use of bioenergy, through the development of appropriate technical and organisational solutions: improved stoves in Mauritania, rural hydro-electric mini-networks in Madagascar, etc. It facilitates renewable energy, encourages implementation of balanced governance and the creation of local added value. It supports the development of economic activities, vocational training and the creation of businesses working in the area of energy.
Madagascar | 01/01/2008 - 31/12/2015
GRET is designing, testing and disseminating mechanisms by which to develop rural electricity grids supplied by micro hydroelectric plants in Madagascar. With the actors in the sector, it is producing tools and procedures to develop the commodity chain, ...
Mauritania | 01/01/2007 - 31/12/2010
The general goal of the project is to improve socioeconomic conditions for populations in small villages in the Brakna by allowing them access to electricity services, develop models that can be duplicated on the large scale, and develop ...
01/01/2006 - 31/12/2011
RIAED is a network of French-speaking experts involved in projects of access to energy in developing countries. By pooling the resources and tools produced in the French-speaking community and building bridges with other networks, the network seeks to: reinforce ...
01/01/2004 - 31/12/2006
The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety ratified by 110 countries including France represents fundamental progress for international environmental law. It places the precautionary principle at the heart of its operational mechanisms. Raising the awareness of ...
Brazil | 01/01/2000 - 31/12/2000
Sustainable development of family farming and preservation of the Amazon Forest. The goal of this project is preparing an alternative sustainable agroforestry development proposal with the active participation and adhesion of local small farmers’ organisa ...
Mauritania | 01/01/1993 - 31/12/1993
France | 01/01/1992 - 31/12/1992
Comoros | 01/01/1991 - 31/12/1991
| Gret ; ministère de la Coopération ; CTA | 1995 | Le point sur | 24
Le tome I du Guide d'aide à la décision en agroforesterie fait le point de ce qu'est l'agroforesterie et de ses usages. Il passe en revue le cheminement d'une intervention en agroforesterie, du diagnostic à l'évaluation en passant ...
Carbon finance as a means of access to energy for the poor : What are the conditions for successful development projects and promoting the use of social carbon ?
Muriel Desgeorges (ID) | Groupe Initiatives | 12/2012 | Traverses | 41
Carbon finance is being used to fund a growing number of forestry projects and initiatives to improve access to energy for disadvantaged communities in the South. This kind of innovative funding is highly attractive, but requires specific ...
Chetaille Anne;Gautier Célia | Gret
Ce support a été rédigé dans la cadre des 11ème Rencontres régionales de la coopération décentralisée en Région Centre. Télécharger du document : http://www.regioncentre.fr/jahia/webdav/site/portail/shared/cooperation-decentralisee/docs/bibliographie-annontee-rencontre-2011.pdf ...
Brésil : Imazon, Burkina Faso : Laboratoire Citoyennetés, France : Cirad ; Mali : Gersda, Senegal : Ipar.
Institutions publiques et collectivités locales
Brésil: Gouvernement de l’Amapá, Service Forestier Brésilien, Ibama.
Mauritanie : Apaus / Direction de l’électricité et de la maîtrise de l’énergie/ ministère de l’Énergie et du Pétrole, Iset / Parc national du Diawling.
Madagascar : Ader
Vietnam: Hadeva / CRD.
Bresil: CI / IEB / Idesam / Ipa.
Madagascar: WCS / WWF.
Burkina Faso: Cinesda.
Senegal: Imedia/ Enda Graf.
RDC : Nature + ASBL
Europe: AVSF/ Iram / SNV / Sher / Energy assistance, Enea consulting.
Organismes professionnelles, groupements, organisations paysannes
Brésil : Adafax.
Cambodge : CSI.
RDC : Centre promotionnel du paysannat.