In 2006, the college of aldermen decided to create the position of environmental officer (délégué à l'environnement), who acts under its direct supervision. The duties of the environmental officer, as defined with the college of aldermen, are as follows:
The environmental officer assists the various municipal departments in their projects, providing follow-up for ecological matters, giving their technical opinion, organising the collaboration of external experts, and liaising with the government administrations.
The environmental officer assists with inventory, as well as with preparing action plans and strategies. They also oversee the establishment of an environmental management system, which ensures the City's activities are compatible with its set ecological objectives. This work includes drawing up an environmental report and an environmental action plan, which are updated annually.
- verifies the actual impact of environmental activities, compliance with legislative restrictions, and the internal organisational framework at procedural and structural level;
- identifies weaknesses;
- proposes concrete actions and monitors their implementation.
Technological and regulatory oversight
The environmental officer gathers all relevant environmental documents (legislative and regulatory texts, specialised literature, etc.) and provides access to them for the personnel through the Emweltbibliothéik.
Providing information and raising awareness
In addition to the environmental initiatives of Luxembourg City, the environmental officer helps implement information and awareness campaigns, both among the personnel of the administration and among the general public.
Beien an der Stad
A fun 14-station trail that teaches visitors all about the world of bees as they take a tour of the capital (+/-2.5 km).
Luxembourg City's ecological and social gardening project.
Hot drinks to go are an important part of the morning routine for a large portion of the working population. However, these drinks are generally served in dispo...
A precious and vital resource
Energy-saving measures adopted by the City of Luxembourg
Energy-saving measures adopted by the College of the Mayor and Aldermen to reduce energy consumption in municipal buildings and facilities and in public spaces.
Environmental report and action plan
The environmental report reviews the progress made by the City of Luxembourg in relation to the environment, and serves as the basis for the preparation of its ...
Environmentally responsible purchasing
By applying environmental criteria when buying products, the City of Luxembourg is honouring its commitment to limit its impact on the environment.
Leasing a garden plot
Municipal land for growing produce and flowers and allotment gardens of the Ligue CTF.
Limiting exposure to electromagnetic fields
The rise of cutting-edge communications technologies goes hand in hand with an increase in electromagnetic radiation.
Living with animals in the city
Many animals live alongside the city's human residents, including both domesticated and wild species.
The City of Luxembourg manages household and similar waste, and leads efforts for waste prevention.
Managing wastewater and protecting waterways
Protecting waterways entails extending and maintaining wastewater management infrastructure on a constant basis, but also restoring streams to their natural sta...
The health effects of exposure to noise are a growing public-health issue.
Preserving air quality
Air quality plays is essential to human health and to the environment in general.
Urban biodiversity is the sign of a healthy environment, and must be preserved and nurtured.
Promoting healthy diets
Eating a healthy, balanced diet is one of the best ways to maintain and improve your health.
Protecting our municipal forests
The City of Luxembourg owns 1,055 hectares of forests, covering over 20% of its total area.
Protecting the climate and managing energy needs
The City of Luxembourg has put in place a set of measures to reduce energy consumption and climate impact.
Reduce your waste
Some suggestions and useful links
16 tips to help reduce water consumption
Now available online: solar map and WiFi network mapping tool, up-to-date monthly information on air quality and many new projects currently being analysed.
Supporting fair trade
As a municipality certified under the "Fairtrade Gemeng" initiative (part of the international Fair Trade Towns movement), the City of Luxembourg undertakes to ...
Wood fires: how to be environmentally responsible
Luxembourg City, which has over a thousand hectares of forest, has decided to open up the sale of quality firewood from its forests to its residents, selling it...