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The project

01/Édito

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The challenge now is to harness Paris’s economic potential to tackle the new imperative of energy transition, accelerating the move towards a green economy and creating a unique attractiveness factor.

In the 21st century, many cities are undergoing profound changes. These cities play a key role in combating climate change, and success depends on their ecological, digital and economic transition. […]

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The project

02/About us

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Our partners

“Paris green: invest in the future” has been developed with the participation of Paris City Hall, ADEME, Accenture, Ericsson, ClimEspace, Paris Region Economic Development Agency, Atelier International du Grand […]

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The context

03/Paris

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Paris affirms its goal to become a sustainable city

As Europe’s leading economic hub, Paris is home to the biggest concentration of Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. It enjoys a central location in a market of 500 million inhabitants […]

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04/Paris Region

Map of Greater Paris – courtesy of IAU île-de-France
Map of Greater Paris – courtesy of IAU île-de-France

A region at the centre of the European market and its 500 million inhabitants

Paris is Europe’s largest capital city in terms of population with 11.9 million inhabitants and is strategically […]

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05/Paris – innovative and sustainable

1954 – A Sprague train stops at the platform of Line 9 at Porte de Montreuil
1954 – A Sprague train stops at the platform of Line 9 at Porte de Montreuil

THE FOUNDATIONS OF A SUSTAINABLE CITY STARTING WITH HAUSSMANN…

1853 to 1870: Paris is totally redesigned to create a city with all public utilities

The city develops a pioneering water and sanitation […]

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06/Regional strategy: climate and energy framework

Strong regional commitment driven by government energy and climate policies
Strong regional commitment driven by government energy and climate policies Regional Climate, Air and Energy Action Plan showing connections between existing regional initiatives

The Regional Climate, Air and Energy Action Plan (SRCAE)

In 2012 Paris Region established regional energy and air quality guidelines under the SRCAE, with three key goals for 2020 related to […]

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07/Flagship projects: Transport

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The sustainable city: some flagship projects

Innovative solutions for low-carbon urban mobility

Autolib’, the first public electric car sharing service, scaled for a major European city
Velib’, an urban public bicycle sharing service, […]

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08/Flagship projects: Urban development and Smart cities

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Clichy - Batignolles project

The sustainable city: some flagship projects

Taking advantage of the potential of renewable and recovered energies

Paris, Europe’s leading district cooling network
The Paris network, France’s biggest district heating network, with an energy […]

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The energetic and climatic challenge

09/The advantages of Paris

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4 major assets to meet the challenges of energy supply and climate change

Supported by a remarkable ecosystem of closely networked stakeholders plus highly effective, progressive networks and infrastructure, Paris stands out as a region of innovation and experimentation driven by a shared, […]

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10/Ecosystem: a skills incubator

Paris ranks 3rd in the world with 17 internationally recognised elite schools (Grandes Écoles)

Paris ranks 3rd in the world with 17 internationally recognised elite schools (Grandes Écoles) // Paris has more than 300 research centres and 100,000 researchers.

A highly skilled workforce

Paris Region has […]

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The energetic and climatic challenge

11/Ecosystem: leading the way

An ecosystem already moving towards energy transition – La Fête de l’Energie (Celebrating Energy)

Leading economic stakeholders in clean technologies

Innovative start-ups for smart grids, urban mobility, energy databases and pioneering energy, urban logistics, mobility and telecommunications groups.

Global commitment

Paris is the headquarters for numerous global […]

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12/Energy grid

State-of-the-art information technology at the Paris district Heating Company (CPCU) dispatch centre
State-of-the-art information technology at the Paris district Heating Company (CPCU) dispatch centre

Climespace, Europe’s number one district cooling network

9 production sites and 3 cold storage sites, 20,600 tCO2eq. avoided annually
412 GWh of energy sold in 2012, equivalent to 5 million m2 (54 […]

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13/Telecommunications network

Paris promotes access to broadband networks – Wi-Fi server in the gardens of Les Halles

Paris has extensive fibre optic and 4G coverage and invests extensively in this area.

The city facilitates access to broadband networks, particularly in public locations, and lists these on a Paris […]

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The energetic and climatic challenge

14/Water system

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The dual system – specific to Paris

Since the 19th century, Paris has had the distinction of operating two water systems which supply different qualities of water: drinking and non-drinking. Non-drinking […]

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The energetic and climatic challenge

15/Transport network

Transilien, SNCF’s commuter train network

Goals of the New Greater Paris project

To improve Paris’s quality of life, regional solidarity and attractiveness;
To improve suburban mobility with the target of 90% of the population living within 2km […]

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16/Innovation: incubators

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Incubators in Paris Region

The P3MIL Network  is a think tank and ideas forum comprising 43 stage-1 incubators and six stage-2 incubators, representing more than 1,500 start-ups receiving support.

Support for innovative […]

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17/Innovation: a platform for experimentation

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Expertise in developing innovative solutions in vivo

Set up on the initiative of the City of Paris and Paris Region, Paris Region Lab (PRIL) arranges the testing of innovative solutions in […]

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18/Innovation: investment in cleantech

An attractive city for investors
An attractive city for investors

Many sectors are showing promise in France, as evidenced by growing investor interest in innovative sectors such as energy storage, smart grids and green chemistry. A further positive sign is […]

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19/Innovation : open data

Data available to everyone
Data available to everyone

Data freely available to all

Researchers can find material to supplement their work and experiments;
Developers can use these data to create innovative services;
The general public and journalists can access raw data;
Companies […]

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20/Strong local government support

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A new vision for Greater Paris

National building targets

A target has been set of 500,000 major renovations per year by 2017 in the residential sector, with mandatory renovations of public and private commercial real estate by […]

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21/Community initiatives and projects

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The “Families for Positive Energy” challenge

Parisians rally in support of “Stakeholders for a Sustainable Paris”. This regional community project brings together Paris-based organisations with strong expertise in environmental and grass-roots initiatives: associations, institutional stakeholders, businesses […]

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Summary

22/Summary: Invest in the future

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A unique ecosystem exemplifying how Paris’s economic potential is being harnessed to tackle the new challenge of energy transition, accelerating the move towards a green economy and creating a unique […]

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