CITEPA has steadily increased its staff, from 10 in 1990 to 20 in 2009 and now has a team of 26 (2015). The emphasis in our human resources policy is on ongoing training, operational and scientific knowledge on human activities and participation in international expert groups. CITEPA has always emphasized the highest intellectual standards, impartiality, scientific and technical innovation, archiving, updating and handing down the knowledge it has built up for the last 54 years, and the operational knowledge of methods and practices. Fostering close working relationships with the industrial, tertiary, construction, agriculture, livestock and forestry sectors as well as consultancies, experts and academia, goes hand in hand with our aim of striving for objectivity and independence. Our staff of experts, the great majority of whom are environmental, process, chemistry and agronomy engineers, all share a real concern for the environment.

As a consequence of all these factors, together with renewed and strong demand for information on air pollution and greenhouse gases, CITEPA decided to restructure its international organisation accordingly. The chart below shows CITEPA's reorganisation into two new departments to reflect these new demands. An internal reorganisation by sectoral thematic units and two departments has enabled us to deepen our sectoral expert knowledge and maintain our swift response to demand. Each CITEPA expert has at least one back-up colleague specialised in the same subject.

The increase in our turnover is due in part to ever more demanding requirements from international (UN) and European institutions (EU) and from the French State and its administrative institutions, as regards the development, reliability and review of national inventories of air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions and, more broadly, in terms of future issues in the field of air pollution.

The regulations concerning emissions of atmospheric pollutants and greenhouse gases are increasingly complex, so that we are seeing rising demand for expert studies and for support, training and advisory services. Finally, we believe at CITEPA that there is vast potential for research and expert studies in agriculture and forestry (AFOLU), with prospects for considerable development as regards inventories. For this reason, we have a PhD student on our staff.

On the 1st November 2011, Jérôme Boutang took over from Jean-Pierre Fontelle as Executive Director.

Nadine Allemand, the Deputy Director, assists Jérôme Boutang as Executive Director, providing her technical expertise.

In November 2015, Jean-Guy Bartaire took over from Marc Larzillière as CITEPA's President.

CITEPA organisation chart

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