local authorities

For urban governance
Ce document élaboré par le PFVT, plateforme d'échange des acteurs français de l'urbain œuvrant à l'international, formule les grandes orientations portées par la France dans le cadre de l’adoption de l’Agenda Urbain de Quito de 2016. Il est consacré aux enjeux de gouvernance urbaine face aux problématiques complexes auxquelles les villes sont sujettes : croissance démographique rapide qu’elle soit endogène ou exogène, étalement urbain, mutations des territoires…
 
Dans ce contexte, les autorités locales ont un rôle clé à jouer, qui les conduit à dépasser leurs prérogatives socioéconomiques. Elles...
This document, put together by the PFVT, a discussion platform for French urban stakeholders working internationally, sets out the broad guidelines that France has taken in the context of adopting the 2016 Urban Agenda in Quito. It is devoted to the issues of urban governance in the face of the complex problems to which cities are subject: rapid population growth, whether endogenous or exogenous, urban sprawl, regional changes...
 
Within this context, local authorities have a key role to play, which leads them to go beyond their socio-economic prerogatives. They must address these issues by taking into account the expectations of civil society and incorporating social, environmental and economic criteria.
 
The document provides key thinking on improving urban governance as a whole. It calls, among other things, for the integration of citizens in the processes for defining urban projects, strengthening transparency, a fairer allocation of resources and responsibilities between different levels of governance...
Strategic urban planning for sustainable urban development
Ce document élaboré par le PFVT, plateforme d'échange des acteurs français de l'urbain œuvrant à l'international, formule les grandes orientations portées par la France dans le cadre de l’adoption de l’Agenda Urbain de Quito de 2016. Centré sur la planification urbaine stratégique pour l’établissement de villes durables, ce document témoigne de l’importance de penser des villes qui répondent aux enjeux du dérèglement climatique.
 
Cela suppose de bâtir des villes qui répondent aux enjeux techniques de la ville durable : des villes moins énergivores et résilientes, mais également aux enjeux sociaux et...
This document, put together by the PFVT, a discussion platform for French urban stakeholders working internationally, sets out the broad guidelines that France has taken in the context of adopting the 2016 Urban Agenda in Quito. Focusing on strategic urban planning for the establishment of sustainable cities, this document demonstrates the importance of thinking about cities that meet the challenges of climate change.
 
This means building cities that respond to the technical challenges of the sustainable city: less energy-intensive, more resilient cities, as well as to social and economic issues: planning by understanding the expectations of civil society through dialogue and regulating the economic sphere to reduce socio-spatial inequalities.
In developing countries, the informal dimension, which accounts for up to 50% of urbanisation in these geographical areas, is a major issue to be considered when planning.
 
Finally, secondary cities and rural environments must also be subject to planning policies, to develop the existing complementary dynamics between these regions. In particular, in order to plan for sustainable human settlements, France recommends strengthening local public project management, developing planning that takes into account all aspects of the city, involving regional stakeholders more broadly etc.
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.