"It is to be feared that despite its sincerity, this approach misses the point", worries in a "contribution" Le Lierre, which claims more than 1.300 members and aims in particular to "disseminate ecological ideas in the sphere public".
"At this stage, subjects other than climate change have a marginal place in the planned training", which began to be provided in the fall of 2022 to more than 200 central administration directors.
The State intends to train its 25.000 senior civil servants in ecological transition by 2024 and 5,7 million public officials by 2027.
Composed of five modules (two workshops, two conferences and a field visit), the training includes two workshops devoted to climate issues, the "Climate Fresco" and the "2-ton Workshop".
However, for Lierre, a network created in 2019, "if the climate issue must obviously be dealt with, it can only be presented embedded within the question of the living, which precedes it and goes beyond it."
In addition to these issues of preserving animal and plant species, Le Lierre also pleads for State executives to be made aware of the finiteness of the resources necessary to transform the economy and achieve the objective of carbon neutrality in 2050.
By way of illustration, the author cites lithium "necessary to electrify the global car fleet", the copper essential for the production of renewable electricity or the rare metals necessary for digital technologies, before suggesting a "management planning of rarity".
By way of training, Le Lierre offers a "journey" in seven stages, of which the climate is only the third, after "the pressures exerted on the living" and before "the availability of materials".
This "specifications (...) already supposes a significant increase in the hourly volume devoted to this training", for the moment fixed at two and a half days, concludes Le Lierre.