City of Paris

Overall description of the stakeholder

  • The City of Paris is the capital of France, covering an area of 105 km², with 2.2 million inhabitants, 1.7 million of workers. 470,000 companies, 200,000 students, 130,000 pupils, and has 26 million tourists a year. Paris is a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture, and one of the few megacities in Europe. It is also a major rail, highway, and air-transport hub.

 

 Activities in the field of climate action

In 2007, City of Paris adopted its first climate action plan to reduce its carbon footprint by 25% by the year 2020, and use 25% of its energy use from renewable energy. In 2018, the city council adopted its third Climate Action Plan to become a carbon neutral city by 2050, but also fairer, more inclusive and resilient. Paris is one of the only city worldwide to take account all GHG emissions generated by its territory locally or globally. Due to this Paris has developed a sustainable food policy to decrease its carbon footprint and improve health of Parisians. Paris has a holistic policy on climate change mitigation and adaptation, completed by a circular economy strategy.

 

Stakeholder’s contributions

  • Learning and sharing:

– Stakeholders and citizens involvement and co-shared responsibility

– Decrease impact of urban heat islands

 

Stakeholder’s needs

  • Carbon trade market
  • Offset initiatives
  • Permeable and green cities
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