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Recommendations for resilient territories adapted to climate change
Ce document présente les grandes recommandations élaborées par les membres du Partenariat Français pour la Ville et les Territoires (PFVT), plateforme d’échanges et de valorisation de l’expertise des acteurs français de l’urbain à l’international. Ces documents sont préparés à l’occasion du Forum Urbain Mondial d’Abu Dhabi de février 2020 et du Sommet Afrique-France de juin 2020.
 
Le changement climatique est une réalité devenue un enjeu majeur pour notre société. Face à une urbanisation mondiale croissante, à l’exploitation intensive des ressources naturelles et à la fréquence des évènements...
This document outlines key recommendations formulated by the members of the French Alliance for Cities and Territorial Development (PFVT), the platform for exchange and promotion of French expertise in urban development at the international level. These documents were prepared in the context of the World Urban Forum taking place in Abu Dhabi on February 2020 and the Africa-France Summit on June 2020.
 
Climate change is a reality that has become a major issue for our society. Faced with growing global urbanization, the intensive exploitation of natural resources and the frequency of extreme weather events, it is urgent to mobilize at all levels of our cities and organizations, to strengthen the resilience of territories and of populations living in them.
 
To that end, it is necessary to consider far-reaching changes of urban and economic models, and to involve all the actors of the territory, to cooperate in a dynamic of anticipation, management or reconstruction in the event of a crisis.
 
It is within this framework that the “Resilience and adaptation to climate change” working group was gathered, in order to reflect on tools and solutions to make our cities and territories more resilient, more inclusive and more sustainable.
“Essential services”: recommendations for a more sustainable and inclusive city
Ce document présente les grandes recommandations élaborées par les membres du Partenariat Français pour la Ville et les Territoires (PFVT), plateforme d’échanges et de valorisation de l’expertise des acteurs français de l’urbain à l’international. Ces documents sont préparés à l’occasion du Forum Urbain Mondial d’Abu Dhabi de février 2020 et du Sommet Afrique-France de juin 2020.
 
Centré sur l’accès à l’eau potable, à l’assainissement et à l’hygiène de l’eau, la gestion des déchets urbains solides et l’accès à l’énergie, le groupe de travail « Services essentiels » questionne la notion même d’accès...
This document outlines key recommendations formulated by the members of the French Alliance for Cities and Territorial Development (PFVT), the platform for exchange and promotion of French expertise in urban development at the international level. These documents were prepared in the context of the World Urban Forum taking place in Abu Dhabi on February 2020 and the Africa-France Summit on June 2020.
 
Focusing on the access to drinking water, sanitation and water hygiene, solid urban waste management and access to energy, the “Essential services” working group questions the very concept of access to essential services. This notion is not limited only to technological aspects but invites to question broader issues of governance and social inclusion, taking into account local, national or even international economic contexts, public and private policy strategies, or training and innovation.
 
This working group thus chose to prioritize access to essential services for local actors and residents, which brings about a more inclusive and sustainable city. Within this framework, the themes of sustainable development, the fight against the negative impacts of climate change, the feasibility of programs and projects, and the capacity for replication for the greatest number were addressed, and are considered paramount for the implementation of targeted projects.
WEECAM project: implementation of a sustainable W3E recovery sector in Cameroon
Solidarité Technologique est une association française agissant à Yaoundé dans le domaine de la formation professionnelle des jeunes démunis et la revalorisation et le recyclage des déchets d’équipement électriques et électroniques (D3E).
Les D3E sont une catégorie de déchets posant une double problématique : une croissance rapide ainsi que des contraintes de gestion importantes au vu de certains composants toxiques. Les pays en développement sont particulièrement exposés à cette problématique : leur croissance économique et démographique rapide, ainsi que les changements sociaux et culturels entraînés par le...
Solidarité Technologique is a French association working in Yaounde in the field of vocational training for disadvantaged young people and the recovery and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (W3E).
W3E is a category of waste that poses a dual problem: rapid growth and significant management constraints in view of certain toxic components. Developing countries are particularly exposed to this problem: their rapid economic and demographic growth, as well as the social and cultural changes brought about by such development, are leading to a sharp increase in the flow of W3E.
 
Since 2011, La Guilde, a French association recognised as a public utility, has been supporting Solidarité Technologique in setting up the first W3E recycling sector in Central Africa. A first treatment and recovery centre was opened in Yaounde in 2012.
Since then, its activity has been growing and Solidarité Technologique was awarded the Suez Initiative Prize - Institut de France for Social Entrepreneurship in June 2016. La Guilde and Solidarité Technologique are jointly launching the WEEECAM project, a major undertaking whose objective is to move the existing activity on to the semi-industrial scale.
 
The project, when it reaches full maturity at the end of year 5, will allow the full-time employment of 157 people. Partnerships will be established with various local players who will ensure the collection of W3E, in a thoughtful and constructive collaboration with the informal sector.
The success of the project will allow the validation of a model that can be transferred to other countries, particularly in Africa where such activity is currently absent.
BBC observatory: a tool to capitalise on best practices in low-consumption renovation and positive-energy construction
En octobre 2009, le Ministère de l'écologie, du développement durable et de l'énergie (MEDDE), l'ADEME et l'association Effinergie officialise le lancement d'un outil de partage d'expérience sur les opérations de bâtiments basse consommation : l'OBSERVATOIRE BBC (www.observatoire.bbc.org).

Depuis sa création, l'Observatoire BBC a pour missions de répondre aux enjeux suivants:
- Accompagner la généralisation des bâtiments à énergie positive et la massification de la rénovation,
- Valoriser le savoir-faire des professionnels,
-...
In October 2009, the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy (MEDDE), ADEME and the Effinergie Association officially launched a tool to share experience on low-consumption building operations: the BBC Observatory (www.observatoire.bbc.org).

Since its inception, the BBC Observatory’s mission has been to address the following issues:
  •  Support the generalisation of positive-energy buildings and massification of renovation,
  • Make best use of professional know-how,
  • Help develop future regulations,
  • Identify training needs.
 
The BBC Observatory publishes annual technical and economic studies and a quarterly dashboard of Effinergie labels. At the same time, it publishes monthly "feedback" sheets allowing the general public and professionals to identify pioneering projects. Finally, the Observatoire BBC’s expertise allows it to participate in state-led focus groups on future regulations and to run conferences on positive-energy buildings and low-consumption renovation.
 
Sustainable Building MOOC: a digital training offer dedicated to sustainable construction
En 2016, le Plan Bâtiment Durable et l’ADEME, en collaboration avec de nombreuses organisations et l’appui de France Université Numérique, ont lancé la plateforme MOOC Bâtiment Durable.
 
La Plateforme MOOC Bâtiment Durable poursuit deux grands objectifs :
- Permettre la montée en compétence des professionnels de la filière bâtiment et immobilier sur les thématiques de la transition énergétique et du bâtiment durable en général (construction et rénovation),
- Diffuser, auprès du grand public, une expertise des enjeux liés au bâtiment durable, en particulier la rénovation énergétique...
In 2016, the Sustainable Building Plan and ADEME, in collaboration with numerous organisations and the support of France Digital University, launched the Sustainable Building MOOC platform.
 
The Sustainable Building MOOC Platform has two main objectives:
 
  •  To enable the improvement of professionals ’skills in the construction and real estate sector on the themes of energy transition and sustainable building in general (construction and renovation),
  • To disseminate, to the general public, an expertise on issues related to sustainable construction, in particular the energy renovation of housing.
Proposed in collaboration with numerous partners, the training consists of video-type teaching resources (but not just that) and offers individual or collaborative activities to assess the knowledge of learners.
 
The ambition of ADEME and the Sustainable Building Plan is to provide access to the best online training MOOC in the field of sustainable construction, regardless of the geographical location of the different learners.
 
It is possible for all stakeholders in the sector to propose an idea for a MOOC or online training. All registration dates and terms are available on the Sustainable Building MOOC platform.
Recommendations for a sustainable and inclusive digital transition
Ce document présente les grandes recommandations élaborées par les membres du Partenariat Français pour la Ville et les Territoires (PFVT), plateforme d’échanges et de valorisation de l’expertise des acteurs français de l’urbain à l’international. Ces documents sont préparés à l’occasion du Forum Urbain Mondial d’Abu Dhabi de février 2020 et du Sommet Afrique-France de juin 2020.
 
Si les villes sont entrées dans l’ère du numérique, d’abord sous l’angle des évolutions technologiques et de la smart city, la transition digitale des territoires s’affirme désormais comme un nouveau paradigme à aborder de...
This document outlines key recommendations formulated by the members of the French Alliance for Cities and Territorial Development (PFVT), the platform for exchange and promotion of French expertise in urban development at the international level. These documents were prepared in the context of the World Urban Forum taking place in Abu Dhabi on February 2020 and the Africa-France Summit on June 2020.
 
If cities have entered the digital era, firstly in the context of smart city and technological developments, the digital transition of territories is now asserting itself as a new paradigm to be approached holistically, both in its political, economic, environmental and social dimensions.
 
The “Digital and inclusive transition” working group thus met, highlighting the main governance and inclusion challenges for the implementation of a sustainable digital transition, the goal being to foster innovation while ensuring the reduction of social and territorial gaps induced by technologies.
 
The digital transition must therefore appear as an opportunity for cities and their inhabitants. To that end, smart city approaches must start from local uses and issues, in order to provide technical and organizational responses adapted to each context.
 
Similarly, the digital data at the heart of the transformations of the cities’ government must be regarded as a common good, accessible to all with the aim of improving knowledge of the territory, urban management and stimulating economic innovation.
 
This therefore implies considering technology as a tool. Although essential, it must remain at the service of citizens so that the city of tomorrow is not restricted to a simple connected space, potentially creating new exclusions or digital domination.
The Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa
La Convention des Maires en Afrique Subsaharienne (CdM ASS) est une initiative financée par l’Union Européenne (UE) pour soutenir les villes d’Afrique Subsaharienne dans leurs efforts de lutte contre le changement climatique à travers un engagement volontaire. Elle est basée sur l’approche bottom-up et permet aux villes/communes de définir et d’atteindre des objectifs ambitieux et réalistes, conformément à la méthodologie de la Convention des Maires.
 
L’objectif principal de la CdM ASS est d’accroître les capacités des villes d’Afrique Subsaharienne à fournir à leur population urbaine et...
The Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA) is an initiative founded by European Union (EU) to support Sub-Saharan Africa cities in their fight against climate change through a voluntary commitment.It is a bottom-up initiative that allows cities to define and meet ambitious and realistic targets set by themselves in line with the covenant methodology. The main objective of the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa is to increase the capacities of cities to provide access to sufficient, sustainable and safe energy related services to urban and peri-urban populations (especially the poor), with special attention to energy efficiency and renewable energy as drivers for local low emission, climate resilient, sustainable development.
 
CoM SSA initiative has three pillars that are:
 
- Access to energy: physical availability of sustainable, clean and reliable energy services to meet basic human needs at affordable costs;
- Mitigation: actions undertaken to reduce the emission of the greenhouse gases and their concentrations in the atmosphere;
- Adaptation: actions undertaken to anticipate the adverse effects of climate change, prevent or minimise the damage they can cause, or take advantage of opportunities that may arise.
Direction of French aid for towns’ climate action
Cette publication du PFVT propose les grandes orientations françaises en faveur de l'action des villes pour le climat. Ce document élaboré sous forme de grandes orientations est issu d'un travail collaboratif entre de multiples acteurs français de l'urbain, offrant une vision large des enjeux climatiques dans les milieux urbains.
 
Face aux constats que les villes sont des territoires particulièrement vulnérables aux aléas du dérèglement climatique et que les populations les plus précaires sont les plus rapidement touchées lors de catastrophe, ce document s’attache d’abord à l’importance de l’...
This publication by the PFVT sets out broad French guidelines for towns to take action on climate. This document, developed in the form of broad guidelines, is the result of collaborative work between multiple French urban stakeholders, offering a broad view of climate issues in urban environments.
 
Faced with the observation that towns are particularly vulnerable to the vagaries of climate change and that the most vulnerable populations are those most rapidly affected by disasters, this document focuses first on the importance of improving people's living conditions and autonomy, but also the need to improve urban resilience.
 
To address these issues, the PFVT first recommends relying on local public policy to build a sustainable city, in line with a recognition of the role of local authorities, stakeholders of the Paris Agreement. Second, the text establishes that these policies should be drawn up on a regional scale, without stopping at the administrative city limits. Finally, the issue of funding, which is also central to the implementation of public policies, is mentioned in a final part.
Urban Resources Management : making smart choices for the evolution of the city
The URM approach aims to provide territories foresight and potential local opportunities identification to give decision-makers comprehensive and geo-localized evidence about anticipated and possible future change in resources consumption and needs, houses to renovate or build, citizens to host.
The URM approach aims to provide territories foresight and potential local opportunities identification to give decision-makers comprehensive and geo-localized evidence about anticipated and possible future change in resources consumption and needs, houses to renovate or build, citizens to host.