Resource management: sustainable agriculture solutions

France champ blé agriculture

Tweet February 22nd 2017 The growth in the world population is inevitably accompanied by an increase in agricultural production, while the water resource is diminishing and the amount of arable land is decreasing significantly due to the urbanisation effect.  Farmers in all countries are now faced with a double challenge: to improve the productivity and yield of crops while preserving resources. Management of resource, and of water in particular, will be a critical issue in the years to come. SUEZ … Read more

Casablanca: residents take back the coastline

Tweet September 2016 The Kingdom’s economic capital presently boasts the country’s leading port with 45% of trade passing through it and is its top industrial hub with 55% of production units located there, thereby accounting for close to 60% of the industrial workforce. Greater Casablanca covers the towns of Mohammedia and Ain Harrouda and the provinces of Mediouna and Nouaceur, totalling more than 4.2 million inhabitants, or 12.6% of the total population. This region employs 39% of Morocco’s working population. In less than a … Read more

Morocco: SUEZ is supporting the environmental transition of the country hosting COP22

Politique environnementale Maroc

Tweet November 2016 In December 2015, the COP21 conference was closed by an ambitious agreement to limit global warming by less than two degrees. On 7 November, Paris will be succeeded as the host by Morocco, which faces the task of making the COP22 “the conference of action”.  Morocco’s Minister of the Environment, Hakima El Haite, is “proud to see an environmental awareness emerging in Morocco today”. Rising urbanisation, combined with industrial development, have brought about a huge increase in … Read more

Biogas : what’s working for the transition of our territories

Biogaz, sans légendes

Tweet September 2016 The fight against climate change demands a collective commitment to produce green and innovative forms of energy capable of meeting local needs. Today, biogas can be produced from the secondary raw materials made from wastewater, which are then transformed into energy in order to supply the natural gas or public transport networks. In recent years, technological progress and government policies have opened the way for the development of biogas that will allow towns and cities to step … Read more

Lebanon: the waste sector reforms are under way

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Lebanon produces less waste than its neighbours in the Middle East, with an average of 0.9 kg of waste per day and per inhabitant, and a total annual quantity of 1.8 million tons. The authorities are faced with the stiff challenge of managing and treating this waste. While 99.5% of waste is collected, only 53% goes to landfill and 8% is recycled (with significant disparities between urban and rural zones). Saïda: a model for the future of waste management in Lebanon Saïda is an … Read more

Taking action to protect oceans – Solutions from land to sea

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On 8 June, all eyes will be on the ocean’s blue horizon. Over 70% of the planet is threatened by growing pollution caused by human activity. On a global scale, about 8 million tonnes of waste ends up in the sea every single day. For the second year in a row, SUEZ is a key partner of Unesco’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission for this special world day. The Group is strengthening its commitment in the fight against marine pollution by signing … Read more

A joint commitment in the fight against marine pollution

SUEZ is strengthening its commitment in the fight against marine pollution by: Supporting the actions undertaken by UNESCO and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Putting oceans at the centre of climate negotiations Supporting the actions of three key associations working in this field: Expédition Med, 7ème Continent and the Goodplanet Foundation. This engagement is not a new thing for SUEZ. The Group has a long-term commitment to protecting oceans and coastlines, building on its expertise in water and waste treatment to … Read more

BIOGNVAL: Innovative technology to serve the energy transition

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«Initiated a few months after the COP21 was held in Paris, BIOGNVAL is an innovative, concrete project serving local authorities and the circular economy," says SUEZ CEO Jean-Louis Chaussade.   Mitigating climate change requires the involvement of local partners to produce innovative, green energy sources that are capable of meeting local needs. The BIOGNVAL project developed in Valenton, Ile de France, is a new solution enabling the recovery of biogas from the purification of sludge. The project was launched in … Read more

“The environment: a lever for the economic integration of women”

Founded in 2015 under the auspices of the G20, the W20 is tasked with the mission of integrating women into the economy. It keeps track of the commitments made in this field and is also preparing the road map to reach the goal of reducing the gap between the levels of activity of men and women by 25% by 2025. When the W20 was launched, Christine Lagarde stated that “the empowerment of women is not a fundamentally moral cause, but … Read more