The city of Paris is a world icon, an economic and cultural centre that paves the way for innovative planning, mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
Adopted for the first time in 2007, and updated in 2012, the Paris Climate Plan took another step in 2018. It sets new goals, always more ambitious because necessary to execute the Paris Agreement, in terms of greenhouse gas emissions reduction, and it details more than 500 measures in several areas (construction, transport, energy, food, waste management, living conditions, participation, finance…).
As of 2020, the City is accelerating the measures defined in the previous Climate Plan in order to achieve its goals (reduce by 25% its greenhouse gas emissions and energy use, achieve 25% renewable energy in its energy use as of 2020 compared to 2004) and respond to the ecological transition emergency.
By 2030, an operational action plan will be set up to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50%, energy use by 35% and to achieve 45% renewable energy.
Also a member of the 100 Resilient Cities network since 2015, a network founded by the Rockefeller Foundation, in 2017, the City of Paris adopted a Resilience Strategy, executed by the Resilience Mission. This strategy follows up on the COP 21 commitments to allocate at least 10% of the city budget to resilience efforts and aims to reinforce the territory’s capacity to face the huge climate and social challenges of the 21st century.