Cannes is a city of 75,000 inhabitants in the south of France, which triples its population in summer or during major events such as the international film festival. The Municipality of Cannes has for many years had an active policy in the fields of sustainable development and environment, as demonstrated by its Agenda 21 adopted in 2008 and renewed in 2015. The Municipality launched its Sustainable Energy Actions Plan in 2012 and was recognised in 2015 as a "Positive Energy Territory for a Green Growth" by the French Ministry of Ecology.
Although international focus is the essence of the city, the Municipality of Cannes, however, has had a limited part in European projects so far. Under the leadership of its new executive elected in 2014, the Municipality wishes to reflect international issues in the actions undertaken by its services, and to sustain participation in European projects, in line with its strategic priorities.