BRGM is one of the organisers, for the 3rd year running, of the Forum for the low-carbon circular economy and the energy transition (FEET - Forum Économie circulaire des Énergies bas-carbone pour la Transition énergétique), to be held in Montpellier from 28 to 30 May 2024.
FEET 2024 - Transition Energy Forum.

FEET 2024 - Transition Energy Forum.


FEET 2024 mobilises researchers in science and social sciences, industry, institutions and civil society to present and design new technological solutions and applications for industrial sectors and regional and local communities. Philosophical, scientific and social science approaches combine to find solutions for a desirable future.

According to the International Energy Agency, 80% of the world's energy mix is based on fossil fuels (oil, gas, coal), which are responsible for two-thirds of greenhouse gas emissions. Achieving the goal of the Paris climate agreement, i.e., limiting the rise in mean global temperature to between 1.5 and 2°C, would require a 6.5-fold increase in wind power, a 12-fold increase in solar power and a 40-fold increase in electric mobility between now and 2040 (IEA 2020), while continuing to develop nuclear and hydraulic energy. All this leads to a high demand for strategic metals.

In France, the Multi-year Energy Programme is based on diversifying its low-carbon energy sources: renewable (photovoltaic, wind, hydroelectricity, etc.) and nuclear.

Achieving the energy transition therefore implies securing access to strategic metals (lithium, cobalt, rare earths, etc.) and controlling their use to ensure our energy.

The transition is also an opportunity to organise new primary and secondary material supply chains, to innovate to diversify energy sources, and to create new jobs. Finally, reducing energy consumption requires new uses of technology in line with our real needs, based, for example, on mobility that allows us to limit emissions, control expenditure and contribute to individual and collective well-being.