GRAND GENÈVE, INTERNATIONAL BY NATURE
Grand Genève is a vast region that lies between the Swiss cantons of Geneva and Vaud, and the Ain and Haute-Savoie Departments of France. Its attractive living area, in exceptional natural surroundings, is in fact a world metropolis that is frequently ranked as one of the most liveable cities.
Grand Genève is also a cross-border reality that is integrated into daily life: its inhabitants experience this in their travel, their working life, accommodation choices, and cultural and sporting practices. This bubbling life has become more intense in recent decades, confirming the historical vitality of a region where the border that separates the two countries is for administrative reasons rather than natural causes. This is why Grand Genève also forms a boundary for a project of common and harmonious regional development.
The Grand Genève region is composed of:
The members of Grand Genève have already initiated the Grand Genève in Transition action plan by placing the ecological and energy transition at the heart of the cross-border project.
With “Grand Genève in Transition”, the Franco-Vaud-Geneva conurbation has placed the ecological transition at the centre of the cross-border project. Initiated in 2019 during the course of a political seminar, the eight partners of LGCC Grand Genève were selected in 2020 by the European Union to develop a coordinated action plan for the ecological transition of Grand Genève (PACTE Grand Genève) by 2023, involving the region’s players and inhabitants. The partners’ objective is to strengthen and coordinate the ecological transition “ecosystem” at the Grand Genève level.
Since 1999, the European Energy Transition Conference has been the annual meeting place for those involved in the energy transition of territories.