The city of Paris last week released the results of its Climate Energy Plan, which the city had been conducting since 2007. The results showed that the French capital has achieved a 10% reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases between 2004 and 2014.
The Energy Climate Plan was launched in 2007 with the goal of reducing the carbon footprint of the city and of leading the fight against climate change. In 2012, this commitment was reiterated with a new target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in two distinct stages: 25% by 2020 and 75% by 2050.
Having already reached the initial threshold of 10%, the city is on track to achieve the 2020 target.
Paris’s action plan targeted 4 main areas of note:
- transport of people
- consumption and waste
All of these four key problems have declined significantly, although population increase is significant since more than 100 000 people have moved to Paris in the last 10 years.
The emission of 2.6 million Teq Oil have therefore been prevented over the 10-year period, thanks to a 15% reduction in energy consumption and an energy mix which consists of more than 15% renewable energy.
The city also notes that the PCE should be revised in 2017 to reassess the objectives of 2020 and 2050 and practices adjusted accordingly.