Rémy Zinder is the Director of the Cantonal Service for Sustainable Development (SCDD) in the Canton of Geneva, which develops incentives and methodological measures and tools for municipalities, businesses and the general public to reduce the ecological footprint of the region. In 2015, the SCDD developed the first part of the Cantonal Climate Plan, including a carbon footprint and a cantonal climate strategy, followed by a second phase of concrete measures for 2018-2022. Created in 2001 following the approval of the Public Action Act for Sustainable Development (Agenda21), the SCDD is attached to the presidential department and operates in a cross-sectional manner between the different departments. It covers many thematic fields, such as production and consumption patterns, territorial development, climate change, natural resources, the economic and financial system, information and innovation, social cohesion and health.
Rémy holds a Master in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and a Master in Economics and Geography from the University of Geneva.