The Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle joined AllEnvi, the national alliance for environmental research on its creation in 2010. This alliance is taking on the challenge launched in 2009 during the Copenhagen climate change conference.


The Copenhagen climate change conference placed the issue of global change and green growth at the heart of economic challenges, social concerns and international relations. In fact, global change does not just affect the climate, but also the environment and access to water, and raises the issue of food and sustainable farming. In order to provide a coordinated response, it was necessary to mobilise and bring together the actors from all the disciplinary fields concerned, from biological sciences, environmental sciences and human and social sciences alike.

AllEnvi, the alliance, one of the 5 thematic alliances set up by the French government in 2010, brings together 12 key players in French research: the French Geological Survey (Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - BRGM), the French Atomic Energy Commission (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique - CEA), the National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (Institut national de recherche en sciences et technologies pour l’environnement et l'agriculture - Irstea), the International Cooperation Centre in Agronomic Research for Development (Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement - Cirad), the National Centre for Scientific Research (Centre national de recherche scientifique - CNRS), the Conference of University Presidents (Conférence des présidents d’université - CPU), the French Research Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea (lnstitut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer - Ifremer), the National Institute for Agronomic Research (Institut national de recherche agronomique - INRA), the French Research Institute for Development (Institut de recherche pour le développement - IRD), the French Central Laboratory of Roads and Bridges (laboratoire central des ponts et chaussées - LCPC), the French national meteorological service (Météo France) and the French National Muséum of Natural History (Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle - MNHN).

AllEnvi seeks to make a key contribution to scientific and technological development in France, and on a broader level in the European Union, in the field of environmental sciences. To this end, the Alliance has set up thematic and cross-cutting groups which bring together representatives of each of its members, in order to contribute in particular to the national strategic programmes (ANR) and community strategic programmes (Horizon 2020).

To find out more about the Allenvi: allenvi.fr
Website of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research