The Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle joined AllEnvi, the national research alliance for the environment, when it was created in 2010. This alliance takes up the challenge launched in 2009 at the Copenhagen summit.
The Copenhagen summit placed the issue of global change and green growth at the heart of economic challenges, societal concerns and international relations. Indeed, global change affects not only the climate, but also the environment and access to water while raising the question of sustainable food and agriculture. In order to provide a coordinated response, actors from all the relevant disciplinary fields needed to be mobilised, be that biological sciences, environmental sciences or human and social sciences.
AllEnvi, the alliance, one of the five thematic alliances set up by the government in 2010, brings together 12 key players in French research: the Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières (BRGM), the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA), the Institut national de recherche en sciences et technologies pour l'environnement et l'agriculture (Irstea), the Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD), the Centre national de recherche scientifique (CNRS), the Conference of University Presidents (CPU), the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer), the National Institute for Agronomic Research (INRA), the Institute for Development Research (IRD), the Central Laboratory for Roads and Bridges (LCPC), Météo France and the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (MNHN).
AllEnvi aims to make a decisive contribution to the scientific and technological development of France, and more broadly of the European Union, in the field of environmental sciences. To this end, the Alliance has set up thematic and cross boundary groups bringing together representatives from each of its members, in order to contribute to national (ANR) and EU (Horizon 2020) strategic programming.