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Total & the TEEN Chair

Our local commitment to the energy and environment transition

Total Conference & Teen ChairAs part of its research and development programs, Total is proactively involved right at the heart of the issues surrounding the production of a more affordable, cleaner energy, accessible to as many people as possible. Thanks to the work done by its societal R&D team, the Group is working on the continuous improvement of its activities, particularly owing to the anticipation, evaluation and management of non-technical risks and grievances related to operations.

In this context, Total’s societal R&D team based at the CSTJF, is a stakeholder in the actions taken by the TEEN (Territories in the Energy and Environment Transitions) Chair to think about the role companies and local players can play in the energy transition.

Created in 2018 by the Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, in partnership with the Pau Béarn Pyrénées conurbation, the Compagnie d’Aménagement des Coteaux de Gascogne, the CNRS and Total E&P R&D, the TEEN Chair is designed to analyze the socio-political challenges in a given area and provide advice on a clear location strategy for the projects in which it is involved.

It is intended as a relay for expertise and puts forward hard-and-fast scenarios to ensure that each local project gets off to the best possible start.

Among the actions taken in partnership with the TEEN Chair, the Societal team at the CSTJF hosted the first conference in 2020 on the energy transition theme. The event was attended by public and private players and took the form of an informal debate on the challenges these transitions raise for companies and local territories.

Working with the TEEN Chair, the Societal team is seeking to ramp up exchanges and actions to develop future avenues for partnerships with local players.

  • Find out more from the UPPA’s perspective.