Paris said he was in a state of climate emergency

The City of Paris is declared in a "state of emergency" climate, like many cities of the world or, more recently, the Parliaments of the United Kingdom and Ir

Paris said he was in a state of climate emergency

The City of Paris is declared in a "state of emergency" climate, like many cities of the world or, more recently, the Parliaments of the United Kingdom and Ireland, and launched an "academic climate" for young people, after a vote Tuesday in the council of Paris. These measures are aimed at "keeping the objectives of the Paris agreement", adopted in December 2015, said the deputy in charge of the Environment to the mayor of Paris, Célia Blauel, before adding that "Paris, like many cities, said the climate emergency".

In his vow, the mayor of Paris has decided to create an "Academy of the climate," which aims to"provide young people and volunteers, the weather, a place to be participatory and educational, for free," and thus, train and sensitize the public to environmental topics throughout their schooling. or allow the"development of environmental projects". During the meeting, the City of Paris has also adopted the creation of an "Ipcc Paris" which will bring together experts (climatologists, planners, sociologists...), which can be consulted and take "a constant place in the implementation of the political climate," said Célia Blauel.

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"We are at a historic moment," said Anne Hidalgo, in a press release, applauding the "revolution of conscience" in the course. Considering that the "time to action" came, the municipal official of the Paris call to action "here and now, each at his own level and collectively." "We may be the last generation that can change the course of things", puts it in guard.

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A major political issue

A few months of municipal elections, the mayor PS of Paris Anne Hidalgo and his entourage have repeatedly multiply the "green" projects : after the piétonnisation of the road on the banks, the mayor of Paris has multiplied the projects in favour of a re-vegetation in all directions of the streets and squares of the capital, announced the creation of "urban forests" in the middle of a city to fight against the global warming and the effects of pollution.

at the End of may, the mayor unveiled a project to transform the area connecting the Trocadero and the Ecole militaire, which should include the piétonnisation of the square of Warsaw, below the Trocadéro. Anne Hidalgo also wants to vegetate "the four iconic landmarks of Paris, near the gare de Lyon train station, in front of the town hall or even behind the opera Garnier. All these changes are designed to "adapt Paris to the evolution of the temperatures", giving a central role to greenery in the city.

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The town hall is not the first to declare a state of emergency. The expression is already returned several times in the mouth of the elect : at the end of the great national debate, the president of the Republic himself had repeated the observation of a "state of climate emergency" and announced at the end of April the creation of a "Council of defence" ecological. This one, for example, has pushed for the abandonment of the project "Mountain of gold", a gold mine open pit considered to be "incompatible" with the "environmental protection requirements" laid down by the executive.

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Updated Date: 12 July 2019, 00:00

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