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The Urban Climate Challenge: Getting French cities on board with the Paris Agreement targets

The Urban Climate Challenge: Getting French cities on board with the Paris Agreement targets

In July 2018, WWF France published a study entitled “The Urban Climate Challenge: Getting French cities on board with the Paris Agreement targets”.

The study, a collaborative project with EcoAct, highlights the responsibility of French cities in terms of climate change, their commitment to this front, and proposes local targets, inspired by the Paris Agreement, for France’s ten largest cities.

VISIO : a 360° control center for a comprehensive oversight of regional water resources

VISIO : a 360° control center for a comprehensive oversight of regional water resources

Faced with growing urbanization and the increasing scarcity of water resources, local authorities are committed to incorporating sustainable development principles into their water management policies. Thanks to its VISIO centers, SUEZ supports local authorities by offering a digital management system for their water and sanitation services.

Customised solutions for enhancing access to water and sanitation services

Customised solutions for enhancing access to water and sanitation services

SUEZ is fully committed to upholding the right to water and sanitation. The Group works with local authorities to advance three objectives: improving access to services in disadvantaged areas, ensuring long-term water access for people in precarious situations, and providing access to essential services and collective sanitation for all.

Save the Yvette Valley from the waste of Greater Paris and Paris Saclay!

Save the Yvette Valley from the waste of Greater Paris and Paris Saclay!

28th edition of the Eco Actions Trophies

Citizenship Prize: Champlan

The municipality waged a relentless battle over the course of a year to defend a former wetland, in order to preserve its biodiversity and avoid an ecological disaster with irreversible damage for nature, people and health. A private company and local stakeholders were running a harmful project of inert waste storage in this area, which was eventually dropped under the pressure of citizen mobilization and actions led by the city and its supporters.

Tools for development website

Tools for development website

The "Tools for development" website is intended primarily for local elected officials, technicians from local authorities and other stakeholders in development, to whom it provides information on tools and methods mainly in the fields of land, operational and regulatory urban planning, the environment and housing. It constitutes a technical database of more than 250 tools accessible according to seven main themes and nearly 35 operational issues, thus answering the territory's stakeholders' most pressing questions.

Digital transport 4 Africa : a digital platform to improve mobility in Africa

Digital transport 4 Africa : a digital platform to improve mobility in Africa

Africa is in a historic phase of rapid city building. It is creating transport infrastructure and systems that will shape the continent far into the future.

Making these transport systems safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable for all is fundamental to livable, productive, low carbon and healthy African cities.

Most African cities rely on some form of semi-formal transport, often minibuses, dominated by fragmented private operators.

Informal city: recommendations for a sustainable development of cities

Informal city: recommendations for a sustainable development of cities

This document outlines key recommendations formulated by members of the French Alliance for Cities and Regional 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 in February 2020 and the Africa-France Summit of June 2020.

 

ECLER IVOIRE: developing rural electrification and improving energy efficiency in Côte d'Ivoire

ECLER IVOIRE: developing rural electrification and improving energy efficiency in Côte d'Ivoire

As part of the ENERGOS II programme to support the energy sector in Côte d'Ivoire, funded by the European Union, Expertise France is implementing the ECLER IVOIRE project. Its aim is to improve access to electricity for rural Ivorians through solar energy, and to reduce energy consumption in public buildings.

 

The project is based on two intervention components, on the one hand rural decentralised electrification using renewable energies, and on the other, energy efficiency in public buildings.