Bethune-Bruay UC

The Urban Community of Bethune-Bruay is a study in contrasts – of the 100 communes that make up the community, 62 of them are extremely rural and have fewer than 2,000 inhabitants. At the same time, most of the people live in the two main towns of Béthune and Bruay-La-Buissière. But this has not stopped the region from identifying ambitious environmental targets for the future.

There are five main areas of focus:

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Adaptation to climate change to minimise the impact on citizens and the territory
  • Energy sufficiency to moderate the energy consumption of individuals
  • Promote renewable energy sources and be less reliant on petroleum products
  • Improve air quality.

The Horizon 2026 plan will apply to all 100 communes and concern all of the relevant stakeholders (business, citizens, association, cooperatives, etc.). The plan, set to begin in 2020, will be rolled out in several steps. First, a complete diagnostic check to determine the environmental impact of the city’s activities. Next, the development of a regional plan complete with challenges and goals.

Finally, the definitive action plan and an evaluation: the heart of the climate plan! It will bring together the many projects, initiatives and stakeholders to drive a concerted energy and ecological transition.


Bethune-Bruay UC is a member of Energy Cities since 2008


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