Conference Speakers

Christophe Béchu
Minister for Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion

Christophe Béchu is a French politician who has been serving as Minister for Ecological Transition and Cohesion of the Territories in the government of Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne since 2022.

Béchu previously was the President of the General Council of the Maine-et-Loire department from 2004 to 2014. He briefly served as a Member of the European Parliament from 2009 until 2011, representing the West France constituency.

A former member of the centre-right Union for a Popular Movement, later the Republicans (LR), and the DL, Béchu became the secretary general of Horizons in 2021. Béchu briefly served as Minister of Relations with Local Authorities from 20 May to 4 July 2022.