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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.


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

Opérateurs/ONG/Bureaux d’études

Vietnam: Hadeva / CRD.
Cambodge: Cedac.
Bresil: CI / IEB / Idesam / Ipa.
Madagascar: WCS / WWF.
Burkina Faso: Cinesda.
Mali: Amedd.
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.