The CLIMATE project aims to develop and adopt a territorial climate action plan for the Essonne. It thus expects to make Essonne a positive example to other intermediate public authorities on climate change planning. The general objective is to stimulate a reduction of GHG emissions in Essonne by 2013, aiming at a 25% reduction - compared to 1990 levels - by 2020. Within the sphere of competences of the County Council , the territorial action plan will focus on encouraging behaviour change amongst local stakeholders, including residents, companies, municipalities and social landlords. However, it will also specifically introduce carbon accounting into the County Council’s own budget.
The action plan will involve a maximum number of local stakeholders in shared action against climate change through awareness raising and availability of tools to adopt better attitudes. Main areas of work will include organising the governance of the eco-business activities, encouraging the use of sustainable house design technologies, stimulatingthe adoption by the citizens of alternatives to automobile travels,fighting energy precarity and reducing internal emissions of GHG by the County Council.
The creation of a territorial climate action plan for Essonne;
Carbon accounting in the County Council budget;
The publication of a guide to sustainable town planning; and
Indications that there has been a reduction in GHG emissions in Essonne by 2013.