Ministry for the Ecological Transition (France)

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The Ministry for the Ecological Transition (French: Ministère de la Transition écologique),[1] commonly just referred to as Ministry of Ecology, is a department of the Government of France. The Ministry is responsible for preparing and implementing the French government’s policy in the fields of sustainable development, climate, energy transition, and biodiversity. Barbara Pompili was appointed Minister for the Ecological Transition on 6 July 2020.[2]

Ministry for the Ecological Transition
Ministère de la Transition écologique
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Agency overview
Formed6 July 2020; 4 months ago (2020-07-06)
  • Minister of the Ecological
    and Inclusive Transition
JurisdictionGovernment of France
HeadquartersHôtel de Roquelaure
246 boulevard Saint-Germain
Minister responsible


On 8 January 1971, under French president Georges Pompidou, the Ministry of the Environment (ministère de l'Environnement) was created as a ministry subordinate to the prime minister. The first Minister of the Environment was Robert Poujade. From 1974 to 1977, the position was renamed Minister of Quality of Life; in 1978 it became Minister of the Environment and Way of Life. Sustainable development was added in 2006 and 2007.

The ministry's administration is headquartered in Tour Sequoia in La Grande Arche of La Défense. The cabinet of the Ministers is within the Hôtel de Roquelaure, boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris.


This Ministry is responsible for the country environmental policy (Preservation of Biodiversity, Climate Kyoto Protocol Application, Environmental Control of industries, etc.), Transportation (air, road, railway and sea regulation departments), Sea, and Housing Policy. The Ministry distributes funds to Research Agencies or Councils.[3] As of 2017, the Ministry is also responsible for energy policy.[4]

Attached departmentsEdit


Lead by the Minister Delegate in charge of Transport, current minister is Jean-Baptiste Djebbari[1]


Lead by the Minister Delegate for Housing, current minister is Emmanuelle Wargon[1]


Lead by the Secretary of State in charge of Biodiversity, the current secretary of state is Bérangère Abba[1]

Subordinate agenciesEdit

Former namesEdit

  • 1971 : Ministry of the Protection of Nature and of the Environment (Ministère de la Protection de la nature et de l'environnement)
  • 2007 : Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development (Ministère de l'écologie et du développement durable)
  • 2012 : Ministry of the Environment, Sustainable Development and Energy (Ministère de l'Écologie, du Développement durable et de l'Énergie)
  • 2016 : Ministry of the Environment, Energy and the Sea (Ministère de l’Environnement, de l'Énergie et de la Mer)
  • 2017 : Ministry of the Ecological and Inclusive Transition (Ministère de la Transition écologique et solidaire)
  • 2020 : Ministry for the Ecological Transition (Ministère de la Transition écologique)

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Composition du Gouvernement". (in French). 2018-03-20.
  2. ^ "Qui sont les ministres du gouvernement Castex ?". Le 2020-07-06.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Geert De Clercq, Benjamin Mallet (17 May 2017). "Green activist Hulot named French ecology minister, EDF stock slumps". Reuters. Retrieved 7 February 2018. Hulot’s job title, “minister of ecology and solidarity”, does not mention energy, but government sources told Reuters he will be responsible for energy matters.
  5. ^ "Report Incident on 2 May 2009 on approach to Antalya (Turkey) to the Boeing 737-300 registered F-GFUF operated by Europe Airpost Archived 8 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine." Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile. 1. Retrieved on 26 May 2011. "Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la sécurité de l’aviation civile - Ministère de l’Écologie, du Développement durable, des Transports et du Logement"
  6. ^ "Directorate General for Energy and Climate Archived 2012-03-13 at the Wayback Machine." Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Sea. 15 (15/16). Retrieved on 6 March 2011.

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