Applying the sustainable development orientations in a municipality programme in South-West of France

AL-YAKOOB, khalil (2013) Applying the sustainable development orientations in a municipality programme in South-West of France. In: ENCON2013, 6th Engineering Conference, "Energy and Environment", 02-04 July 2013, UNIMAS-Kuching-Sarawak-MY. (Submitted)

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This paper discusses how a sustainable development programme could be applied to a village in respecting to the, European, French and Regional regulations. Léguevin is a small village in the South-West of France near Toulouse. The environment problems are one of the major concerns of the community as well as to the politicians. For the new municipality council elected in 2008, a proposed environmental and sustainable development programme taken part in their new municipality engagement. A Plan Communal Environment has been adopted and taken into consideration of the orientations to preserve the environment. Several axes have been chosen and some of these are to reduce the communal buildings power consumption, transportation and water consumption, preserve water resources, eco purchase, population information and environmental education. Several measures have been taken such as significant reduction of power and water consumption, and increased the use of renewable resources. Also, encouraging eco purchase grouping, utilizing recycling papers, E-mail and others means. It could be concluded that even for a small village with a limited financial resources, the application of the sustainable development orientation could be achieved at local level.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable development, Energy policy, Environment, Léguevin
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 16:14
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 03:58
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