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Paris, France

Climate Mobilization (PAR0007)



Action Plan: Paris, France Action Plan 2019 – 2021

Action Plan Cycle: 2019

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Urban Ecology Agency - Direction of Green Spaces and the Environment (DEVE)

Support Institution(s): General Secretariat Directorate of Democracy, Citizens and Territories (DDCT) Cleanliness and Water Directorate (DPE) Street and Mobility Directorate (DVD) Directorate of Public Construction and Architecture (DCPA) Housing and Habitat Directorate (DLH) Finance and Procurement Directorate (DFA)

Policy Areas

E-Government, Environment and Climate, Public Participation, Public Service Delivery, Subnational

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

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Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

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Completion: Pending IRM Review


What is the public problem that the commitment will address?

The climate is changing, it’s a reality. It influences our ecosystems, our cities, our way of life here in
Paris, as everywhere else in the world. Since 2007, Paris has adopted a voluntary and ambitious Climate Plan to reduce long-term
greenhouse gas emissions. The City has set a target of 75% reduction by 2050 (compared to 2004)
and a short-term target of 25% by 2020.

The new, ambitious and innovative Climate Plan for Paris, adopted in March 2018, draws a common
future for a carbon-neutral city by 2050, adapted to climatic hazards and resilient to crises and
shocks. It sends a positive message for a fair and sustainable city for everyone.

This Plan is the result of a co-construction of 18 months with all the actors of the Parisian
community: citizens, associations, companies, banks, universities, unions...

The need to involve the actors of the territory very widely comes from the fact that 75% of the
carbon footprint of Paris results from private responsibilities as related to the activities of economic
actors, Parisians and all those who come to Paris. The mobilization of everyone has thus become a
major focus in the construction of this new Climate Plan.

Thus, the consultation initiated for the new Climate Plan of Paris relied on three bases:
-The assessment of the 10 years of actions,
-The opinion of the citizens' conference "What individual and collective contributions to
change our ways of life? »
-The futuristic study "Paris changes era" which proposes a vision of the trajectory of carbon
neutrality of Paris by 2050.

From November 2016 to the end of March 2017, 700 people (citizens, professionals, associations,
experts, agents of the City of Paris) were mobilized, more than 100 hours of debates were
orchestrated, and 280 citizen proposals were received completing the 300 contributions economic,
academic and associative worlds.

The synthesis of the consultation was published on April 5, 2017. This period was fundamental to
build a shared vision, listening to the desires and questions raised by the challenge of a carbonneutral city in 2050.

In this new climate plan, the City is thought of as an ecosystem. And because the climate is
everyone's business, the City of Paris will continue to rely on the strengths of its territory and its
partners to begin the transition to a low-carbon society. This requires the mobilization of citizens and
actors of the territory.

If the City is directly responsible for 2% of the territory's greenhouse gas emissions, by its equipment
or its activities, the rest of the emissions depend on all people living, working, or passing through

The mobilization of all is therefore essential and it firstly requires a clear and transparent
communication, accessible to all, and relayed by all stakeholders in the territory. This will necessarily result in a profound cultural change to transform lifestyles and guide behavior
towards sobriety and ecological transition. This long-term societal work to which the City wishes to
actively contribute will also involve preparing young people and future generations for change, by
working closely with Parisians.

To accelerate this transition, it is essential to make tools available to all, individually and collectively,
to promote low-carbon choices and actions on a daily basis. The broad consultation carried out for
this Climate Plan has demonstrated a real desire to lead this transition together, by multiplying the
places of exchange and support to socio-environmental movements.

All the actors of the territory, citizens and companies, can contribute to the success of the actions of
the Climate Plan: some involving themselves in the public space, others through their economic
activities or at the level of the shared governance, participating to the various monitoring
committees of the Climate Plan. In order to mobilize them, the City of Paris already relies on strong
partnerships, such as within the Paris Climate Agency, and on mechanisms such as the Paris Climate
Action Charter and the Sustainable Paris Actors. Through this new Climate Plan, the City wishes to
strengthen this partnership dynamic to accelerate the energy transition of the Parisian territory.

Last spring, more than 73,000 Parisians participated in the citizens' vote on the Climate Plan and
overwhelmingly said "yes" to its objectives and the implementation of its actions. On this occasion,
15,000 Parisians chose to become "Volunteers of the Climate".

The objective of this OGP commitment is to support this citizen mobilization process enshrined in the
Climate Plan and essential to achieving the ambitious goals it sets for the City.

What is the commitment?

The OGP commitment is to continue the mobilization of Climate Volunteers and to co-design, with
them, the tools at their service.

To begin co-constructing the role of these Climate Volunteers, a first meeting of Climate Volunteers
was organized at the City Hall on September 22, 2019.

Nearly a thousand people participated in this first day of exchanges, information and work.

This day allowed the participants to meet Parisian actors engaged in the fight against global warming,
get information, and discover tools to act on a daily basis.

The following ambitions emerged from the workshops of September 22: Demultiply the local action of the Volunteers. The aim is to encourage local initiatives by
disseminating them, while creating a synergy between all these actions to strengthen their
impact on the environment.
-Amplify and catalyze the will of everyone. Inform the Volunteers to enable them to better
understand the issues and better relay good practices. Give them tools to help them realize
their commitment.
-Create climate solidarity for extreme events
-Develop shared governance and monitoring of the Climate Plan.

How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?

As detailed in the first chapter of this document, the 3/4 of the emissions of the Parisian territory not
being the direct domain of the City, the mobilization of the citizens in particular is essential to the
attainment of the objectives of the new Climate Plan of the City from Paris,
The present commitment, which aims to accompany and equip the citizen mobilization for the
climate is a lever that will allow Paris to move towards a carbon neutral city.

Why is the commitment relevant to OGP values?

This commitment:
-Facilitates access to information. This information was already public, but scattered and little
known. The training not only allows citizens to know the information, but also to better
understand how to use it.
-Strengthens citizen engagement with the city on the climate issue. He gives them the floor
and allows them to become players in the fight against climate change, not just spectators. It
involves them directly in the implementation of public policies on climate issue.
-Engages citizens in defining the actions they want to be involved in and co-designing the
tools they need.
Also, it seems to us to answer the values of commitment and transparency of the OGP.

Additional information (in French):

-Review of the 10 years of actions:
-The opinion of the citizens' conference "What individual and collective contributions to
change our ways of life? »:  The futurist study "Paris changes era" which proposes a vision of the trajectory of carbon
neutrality of Paris by 2050:
-Synthesis of the consultation:
-The Volunteers of Climate page:

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