Cerema is in charge of spatial planning in France in support of the Ministry of Sustainable Development and local authorities. Since the Gemapi law the maintenance of dykes is partly transferred to local authorities. Cerema accompanies this transfer in providing technical guidelines to the new stakeholders.
Adapt to climate change
Climate change has become a major issue. To anticipate its effects, reduce the vulnerability of territories and promote their resilience, Cerema is mobilizing to adapt to climate change. Cerema operates in the various transversal areas that fall within its competence, ranging from land use planning to the coast, including the environment, buildings and mobility. Coastal regions are amongst the most sensitive regions to climate change and are treated with priority. Also, Cerema is responsible for the online national knowledge center for adaptation to climate change.
Cerema has extensive experience in EU and international projects, among them several Interreg projects, such as Interreg 2Seas (Endure project).
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