MP2013′s eco-responsibility plan
- To improve public welcome services (in the fields of recycling and transport)
- To improve the region's attractiveness and international visibility
- To encourage partners to also adopt eco-responsability plans
- To respect eco-responsibility plans implemented by public and private partners
- To reduce the Europen Capital of Culture's environmental impacts
- To raise visitors' awareness of environmental issues through real actions
What are MP2013's environmental objectives?
- Objective 1: to minimise environmental impacts linked to waste production and transport
- Objective 2: to act as a positive example in projects produced directly by the association
- Objective 3: encourage regional organisations to implement long-term eco-responsibilityplans
Why does the plan only focus on waste and transport?
- To focus our energies on key issues that have the most impact
- To satisfy technical, logistical, artistical, human and budgetary constraints
- To be able to focus on specific themes through certain projects (for example, biodiversity with the GR®2013 and TransHumance, or promoting local knowledge and products with Mediterranean Banquets)
Why the focus on eco-responsibility instead of sustainable development?
- Eco-responsibility focuses solely on environmental issues
- MP2013 supports sustainable development in other ways: through the economic effects of the cultural programme, giving local populations access to culture, creating local jobs, etc.
How will these objectives be attained?
- Example 1: by creating a competitively priced transport pass valid for public transport networks throughout the region
- Example 2: by inviting the Aremacs association to set up recycling facilities at around ten projects
Who is responsible for the eco-responsibility plan?
- 2 people from the production team are coordinating these activities
- 1 consulting agency (Atemia) supports the teams
- People in each service have been designated to help implement actions