One year after the first signing ceremony of the charter "Objectif 100 hectares" and 4 months after the announcement of the winners of the first edition of the call for projects Parisculteurs, new companies, private, or public, two cities and one condominium - are committed alongside the city to cultivate Paris. Based on a network of public and private partners, the City of Paris wishes to realize through this charter a new urban model. This model tends to reinforce the place of nature, with a goal of 100 hectares of roofs, facades and walls greened in 2020.
"We have the ambition to build a new urban model that is more sustainable, more supportive and more enjoyable. Parisculteurs is one of the emblematic accomplishments. The 33 sites concerned - roof, terrace, courtyard, wall - by the first edition represent a total area equivalent to nearly 8 football pitches! They are making way for nature. They will contribute to an innovative response to the climate challenge, as well as a vehicle for social ties and job creation. With new partners, the new edition of the call for projects will allow this transformation to continue. "- Anne Hidalgo
"The mobilization of new partners around a common ambition for the development of urban agriculture makes it possible to raise awareness among all the Parisian actors and to multiply initiatives. A real cluster of urban agriculture is emerging in Paris. The launching of the second edition of the Parisculteurs 2 call for proposals this summer will contribute fully. "- Pénélope Komitès
Among the 38 new signatories are 9 members of Paris Climate Action: the BHV, the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, the Casino Group, the Holiday Inn Express hotel - Paris - Canal de la Villette, Icade, LVMH, Natixis, Viparis , The Foncière des Régions. They joined the 10 Paris Climate Action partners who had already signed up their commitments in 2016: Bouygues Immobilier, CPCU, Eau de Paris, Gecina, GRDF Monoprix, Nexity, Poste Immo, RATP and Saint-Gobain.
Wishing to contribute to this process of valorisation of urban agriculture, consistent with its commitment to the sustainable city and short circuits, Franprix is identifying the sites that can be submitted to the call for projects "Parisculteurs" 2017. Other forms of support for this initiative are under consideration, such as the sale of the production of the Particulteurs, or the sponsorship of the winners of the 2016 call for projects.
As a signatory to the charter, Natixis has committed itself to:
- DEVELOP PROJECTS of vegetation or urban agriculture in the context of the operation of its existing buildings or of its future settlements in Paris. 3200 m2 of vegetated surfaces have already been identified;
- PROMOTE a vegetation of the building respectful of the environment, contributing in particular to the Parisian biodiversity and water management, with a maintenance "zero phyto" and water-saving;
- SHARE the knowledge acquired on the subject, with the other partner companies, its employees and any project stakeholders.
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