The Artelia Foundation supports 6 projects of €80,000 aiming to fight climate change

Committed to a climate contribution approach, the Artelia Foundation launched its first two calls for projects dedicated to climate protection in February. The themes chosen, the protection of blue carbon ecosystems and the circular economy, are in line with the Artelia Group's businesses. 

Two selection committees, made up of Group employees and external experts (BlueSeeds, Ifremer, Ikos and Plaine Commune) met in June to select six winners from over 100 projects received. In addition to the impact on the climate, the jury paid particular attention to the social and environmental benefits of the projects.

The six winners will receive financial support from the Foundation for a total of €80,000, and some of them will also receive technical assistance from Group employees.


The winners of the call for projects "Acting to protect blue carbon ecosystems”


- The project "Restoration of the mangroves of Ampakahabe and Tsimkoura with the local civil society" carried by the French Committee of IUCN with Association Mangrove Environnement and the association Tsaratanana, aims at restoring 2 sites (15 hectares) undergoing a strong degradation of the mangroves and thus an erosion of the coastline endangering the villages in Madagascar and Mayotte. The project also aims to implement a sustainable management of the two sites with the local population through training and awareness. 


The REPIC project of Œil d'Andromède aims to initiate a long-term process to restore Posidonia meadows, a species with major ecological roles threatened by boat anchoring. By transplanting fragments of seagrass beds removed by anchors on several impacted sites located in southern France, the project is helping to strengthen the population and develop knowledge about Posidonia.


Linda Bahari Pamoja: protect our oceans together" by CEBioS aims to build local capacity to protect coral reefs and conserve and manage marine resources through community-based ambassadors. The project is organized around 3 major axes: training in coral protection and restoration, active coastal restoration with scientific data collection and awareness raising of the population, especially fishermen whose activity has a considerable impact on the health of these ecosystems.


The winners of the call for projects "Circular Economy and Resource Preservation”


- The objective of the "Circular Economy and Plastic Recycling in Lomé" project, led by Entrepreneurs du Monde, is to support young women and men from precarious neighborhoods in Greater Lomé in innovative entrepreneurship by setting up a plastic waste collection and recycling system. It consists of strengthening the collection of plastic waste in partnership with 250 women's groups and supporting the development of a workshop for sorting and transforming waste and creating new local products (furniture, building materials, etc.).


The R4 project "Reinsert, Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose" of Ares aims to create a channel for the reuse of construction materials and to make it a means of integration for people in situations of great social and professional exclusion. After conducting a pilot project, the association will soon set up its own site in Seine-Saint-Denis, in order to increase the quantities of materials processed, develop the economic activity and employ more people on the integration path.


Initiatives Solidaires enables the integration of people who are far from employment by creating activities that participate in the social and environmental transition. It is one of the pioneers of upcycling solidarity, having created an activity in 2014 that gives a second life to wood and metal. The project supported consists in creating a new workshop for upcycling materials from sports waste in Ile-de-France.