Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie. French Environment and Energy Management Agency. Industrial and commercial public agency, under the joint supervision of French Ministries for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning (MEDAD) and for Higher Education and Research.

Mission : encouraging, supervising, coordinating, facilitating and undertaking operations with the aim of protecting the environment and managing energy.

Priority areas : energy, air, noise, transport, waste, polluted soil and sites, and environmental management.

Staff : 820 employees (including 359 engineers).

Organization : three central departments in Angers (49), Paris (75) and Valbonne (06); 26 regional branches, three representative offices in France’s overseas territories and one representative office in Brussels.

2007 budget : €343 million (a €260-million action budget and an operating budget of €83 million).

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