The City of Paris and Paris&Co launch a call for experiments of innovative solutions to anticipate and address the challenge of adaptation to climate change.
Facing forthcoming climate evolutions, Paris will deal with specific environmental challenges: heatwaves, flooding, water resources scarcity in the Seine Normandy basin, etc. and has therefore to implement solutions to adapt the city to climate change. « Launching a call for experiments dedicated to adaptation is one more proof of the city of Paris’ strong commitment to the fight against climate change and in the building of the city of tomorrow » explains Célia Blauel, Paris deputy mayor in charge of sustainable development, environment, water and the Local Climate and Energy Action Plan.
Run by Paris&Co, this call for experiments intends to make innovative projects able to bring concrete answers to these challenges emerge, around four main topics: cooling the city, saving water resources, strengthening social ties and adaptability of living areas and lifestyles. This call represents a genuine opportunity for project holders to test their solutions and business models at the city scale. « We want the city to become a wide living lab to support innovation and meet the 21st century challenges » adds Jean-Louis Missika, Paris deputy mayor in charge of urbanism, architecture, the Greater Paris project, economic development.
« The assessment of the program which we will lead will bring concrete elements for decision makers on the capacity of the tested solutions to improve the city’s resilience, limit the damages and preserve everyone’s quality of life facing this threat. » underlines Albane Godard, responsible for the Urban Lab, Paris&Co experimentation activity.
Call for experiments agenda
Selection of the experiments
Selection of the experiments will be made by a committee formed by Paris elected representatives, experts and partners of the call for experiments (ADEME, Agence Parisienne du Climat, Eau de Paris, 100 Resilient Cities). Selected projects may be eligible, under conditions to the Paris Innovation Fund, created by the City of Paris and BPI France.