Méribel Méribel 2038
Promote local development that is economically viable, environmentally responsible and fulfilling on a human level.
Since 2018, la Vallée des Allues Town Hall has had an Environment Commission responsible for making proposals for the Commune aimed at protecting fauna and flora and preserving the countryside. The elected officials and the valley’s stakeholders wanted to go beyond the work already accomplished by this commission in order to develop even more sustainable development initiatives and thus accelerate the valley’s environmental transition.
In 2021, it therefore adopted this undertaking through the “Méribel 2038” project, which aims to promote local development that is economically viable, environmentally responsible and fulfilling on a human level.
In concrete terms, how did this happen? An initial study was carried out by a consultancy firm (DAMOÉ) in the first half of 2021 with officials, elected representatives and local businesses, etc. It listed more than 450 measures already underway in the area to reduce energy consumption, reduce waste, preserve our natural areas, and make the area more attractive to tourists, etc.
The municipality then launched its first carbon audit in the spring of 2022, which helped it to prioritise the most effective measures, particularly in terms of reducing greenhouse gases. At the same time, numerous discussions with partners, residents, municipal employees and elected officials helped identify the collective measures to be taken in the short and medium term.
On 30 November, the first Méribel 2038 ecological and social transition plan was unveiled at a public meeting, after being approved the day before by Les Allues town council. Designed for 4 years (first phase 2022-2025), it is all-encompassing and unifies the measures taken by 12 partners in the valley.
It includes 100 concrete measures which will be carried out in the valley to respond to the multiple challenges of ecological transition such as: improving the energy performance of existing buildings, developing new transport solutions in the resort, and raising awareness of citizenship issues amongst the valley’s children.