Toolbox for SEAPs of rural territories : “Climat Pratic” and “Clim'Agri”

Toolbox for SEAPs of rural territories :  “Climat Pratic” and “Clim'Agri”
Published by Isabelle Meiffren on 23/04/2013

To follow its SEAP  le "Pays Albigeois et Bastides" uses Climat-Pratic a dashboard designed by a French group. PAB was also one of the pilote territories for testing in France, the Clim'Agri Diagnosis.

Inspired by the tool "Climate Compass",   Climat Pratic notes the progress of actions, each action must pass through the following stages: start-up, consolidation, development, and the complete achievement. A score is then used to synthesize in % of growth rate by challenge.

 Among the actions that are started are:

  • Conducting energy audits on buildings and lighting on a good third of communes of the region,
  • A co-ordinated operation to improve private housing, a second tranche being prepared,
  • awareness of households to insulate their homes by "nights" of thermography and personalized advice to facilitate the transition to the "work" phase
  • An inventory of unofficial car share areas that should be managed.

A specific tool for agricultural and forestry sectors

The Pays de l'Albigeois territory was also the pilot territory for testing in France, the Clim'Agri diagnosis. a new diagnostic tool territorial emissions of greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural and forestry activities.

Clim'Agri has shown, via supporting data, that there was a real energy and climate challenge to search out the potential offered by methanisation. The challenge? Not to create competition for organic deposits that may be methanised and identify key project success. For Solagro, it is a certainty: the most promising projects are those where farmers retain economic control of the project and stakeholders are part of governance, from design to operation.

Energy and climate diagnostics: adjustable to the available resources

 In the diagnosis of global emissions, PAB territory sought simplicity.

"Our elected officials do not want us to lose ourselves in too extensive, lengthy and costly diagnostics, says Julien Frat, in charge of Energy and Climate in the PAB. We opted for a simplified carbon analysis (Method ADEME). Emissions of certain areas where we do not have jurisdiction, such as waste, were not evaluated.

This is sufficient when we know that with our territorial levels, the uncertainty margins on certain data are close to 30%! In addition, our results are broadly consistent with data found in other territories, or national level. These reports, however, have a huge pedagogical value and allow us to set a start point, at time "t" zero.

This bias, which is to remain reasonable in the analysis of the initial state, is not totally inconsistent with the fact of implementing specific energy accounting in municipalities, or to deepen some areas as we have done with agriculture and forestry.

Both types of diagnostics are complementary, the most important being to fully determine what we expect: the mobilization of the territory or taking actions in detail.