TEEN chair


Joint research unit UPPA/CNRS - Laboratory energy and environmental transitions (TREE)



Chair director : xavier.arnauld @ univ-pau.fr



  • 3 permanent employees
  • 4 PhD
  • 3 post-doctoral fellows

Key dates

  • Kick-off: september 2018
  • Duration: 5 years

Financial contribution/year

TEENTerritories in energy and environmental transitions

TEEN Chair aims at developing pathways to solve some of the current energy transition problems.

Indeed, even if the current context suffers from strong uncertainties and even if we do not know yet where the transition will lead our societies to, we do know that territories are about to play a major part in the implementation of transitions allowing to link global and local scales.

Nevertheless, this objective is confronted to a strong political, technical and institutional obduracy and to the many socio-technical controversies surrounding transition technologies. Our objective, directed to stakeholders, is to give them support to infuse their actions with territorial meaning, in order to make them think their ongoing projects as responding both to global and local stakes.


Xavier Arnauld de Sartre, is a geographer, Director of Research at the CNRS (CNRS bronze medal in 2008). His researches focus on the transformations of modernity due to global changes. He coordinated various industrial or academic projects, has served in many national scientific or institutional committees, authored 37 publications in international peerreviewed journals, 3 books, and edited 9 publications.