At the microphone, Julie Lopez-Dubreuil mayor of Saint-Jean-du-Pin, prefect Bonet, Sylvain André president of the AMR and Michel Fournier, national president. D.R.
Saturday February 10, during the general assembly of rural mayors in Saint-Jean-du-Pin, a unanimous vote proposed the candidacy of Gard as a "pilot" during the next major workshop of rural mayors for the ecological transition. A candidacy validated today by national president Michel Fournier which will be made official next March.
Which represents 88% of French territory and a third of the national population ? Saturday, in Saint-Jean-du-Pin, each of the elected officials, citizens and partners present during the assembly general of the rural mayors of Gard had the answer. Rurality!
A term so vast that the success of the challenges of ecological transition cannot be achieved without it. Nor without its elected officials and their constituents. The full meaning of the speech by Fanny Lacroix, mayor of Châtel-en-Trièves in Isère and vice-president of the AMRF in charge of ecological transition accompanied by national president Michel Fournier, mayor of Les Voivres in the Vosges.
We have tripled our number of members from 45 in 2019 to 139 at the end of last year!
Welcomed by the departmental president Sylvain André and the mayor of the commune, Julie Lopez-Dubreuil, the conviction that the municipal level forms a powerful relay for the ecological transition did not fail to provoke a reaction. "In a unanimous vote, we proposed that the department of Gard be "pilot" of the major workshop of rural mayors for the ecological transition. And this was accepted, confirms Sylvain André, mayor of Cendras. This in a context of very strong momentum since we have tripled our number of members from 45 in 2019 to 139 at the end of last year."
” It's validated! “
Welcoming the dynamic at work within the association of rural mayors of Gard and the unanimous vote having nominated the department, the national president of the ;rsquo;AMR, Michel Fournier, confirmed it: "It’is validated". "And with 88% of the national territory in rural areas, the ecological transition will happen thanks to us!" concludes the latter.
If formalization is expected in mid-March during an assembly at the national level, the themes are already known. In September 2023, during the National Congress of Rural Mayors of France, the broad outlines of the wishes of the municipal level were established. In a final conclusive report, the work periods were listed: renewable energies and energy sobriety, common goods and rural amenities as well as levers and actions for the ecological transition of rural territories. The ecological transition is one of the issues raised locally by Guy Manifacier, mayor of Saint-Sébastien-d’Aigrefeuille and vice-president of the association which follows numerous other projects. Including the worrying subject of the reported forest fire which will be debated on February 27 at 2 p.m. in Méjannes-lès-Alès. "With this PAC, the State decided that nothing could be done, explains Sylvain André. Using concrete documents, building permits for example, we would like to see how to combine protection of populations and respect for the law."
Rurality has not said its last word…
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