Paris - 28th of May 2019 - French pilot sites meeting

Organized by Sara Hernandez Consulting, the partners of the French pilot gathered on Tuesday, May 28th 2019 in Paris to share the progress of the CPES pilot schemes.

Around the table, the representatives of the Seine Normandy Water Agency (AESN), Eau de Paris, the University of Rennes 1, the Mixed Union of the Great Basin of the Oust, the SERPN, AELB, Sarah Hernandez Consulting and the CNRS discussed the implementation of actions for the construction of payments for environmental services (PES).

An exchange and planning workshop for all French pilots of the Interreg CPES project

Each site presented the results of its pilot site to all CPES partners for the configuration of the toolbox and the afternoon discussions in the form of a workshop. The workshop focused on PES toolkit issues, as well as the terms of reference and potential sources of funding.

Conclusions of the day

Each pilot site has returned with its work plan for the second half of 2019 and upcoming events:

  •     Lac au Duc: restitution workshop to surveyed farmers and other events

  •     EDP: auction in September

  •     SERPN: contracting with farmers

A point was also made concerning the preparation of the Franco-British meeting at the end of June 2019, meeting of the actors of the six pilot projects.