Comité 21 : Who are we ?

Comité 21 was created in 1994, after the Rio Summit. Its goal was to implement sustainable development in the French regions by helping local Agenda 21.

The mission of Comité 21 is to create conditions for exchange and partnerships between its members, who come from all sectors, so that they can appropriate and implement commonly sustainable development on a territorial scale.

Our perimeter of expertise is France, including overseas regions : Guadeloupe, Martinique, La Réunion, Polynésie Française, St-Pierre-et-Miquelon, ...

It now has more than 420 members coming from different sectors split into four groups of members : local authorities (140), but also companies (110 multinationals and SMEs), NGOs (90) and representatives from public organizations, schools, further education and media. The head office is located in Paris, a regional office is in Nantes.

It serves three main objectives:

  • Anetwork : Comité 21 promotes partnerships on a local scale between all actors, public and private through local Agenda 21: conferences on specific topics, study trips, annual meetings…
  • Driver of change : Comité 21 provides practical tools and services to help its members: access to best practice, stakeholders sessions, workshops, conferences, circulation of information, methodological guides…
  • Innovation and prospective : Comité 21 is a driver in reflecting on sustainable development with its members and towards public organizations : prospective committee, Grenelle de l’environnement, strategic notes.

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