Renewable Matter # 25 / January-February

Occitania, a Positive Energy Region

by Ilaria N. Brambilla

Dossier France


Southwest France has inaugurated a set of policies aimed at the circular transition, with none other than the Vicepresident of Occitania having taken on the mandate. Whilst institutions have only started dealing with the circular economy over the last few years, a few local companies have been involved in this sphere for a long time, especially with regards to natural capital and artisan traditions.


Toulouse – the Occitania region’s capital – is a lively and historically rich city that has developed along the Garonne river. Known for being home to the Airbus headquarters and thus linking its economy to an industry that is anything but light, over the last few years it has turned its attention to the circular economy through a set of ambitious regional policies....

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