Sustainable Development Policies in Paris Research Paper

Sustainable Development Policies in Paris
An exploration of the sustainable development policies currently in force in the city of Paris.
# 144738 | 1,739 words | 5 sources | APA | 2010 | FR

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This paper explores and analyzes Paris' sustainable development programs and policies. The paper explains that sustainable development meets the needs of the present population without compromising the ability of future generations to both thrive and survive. The paper asserts that the urban population of the earth is increasing, and with it, the fear the environment could be irrevocably damaged. While global change is finally acknowledged by international institutions and countries have begun to take measures, the paper asks which municipalities are at the very core of the problem. The paper attributes its focus on Paris to the famous city's standing as one of the most competitive economies in France and in Europe, providing significant job prospects and economic opportunities. The paper concludes that the urban policies of Paris concern mostly environmental aspects such as air quality, a good public transport system, recycling, and waste disposal; efforts have increased in the last four years because the political majority in Paris is composed of the Socialist party and an ecological party called "Les Verts" or "The Greens."

From the Paper:

"In terms of figure first, the municipality of Paris is responsible for collecting and disposing 1,198,819 tonnes of waste per year, which means that 100 kg of waste is created every three seconds. The waste created per inhabitant was 239 kg in 1960 and 564 in 2005; it almost doubled in 45 years (Mairie de Paris 1, 2005). This clearly shows the tendency of developed countries to use more and more materials and shows its tendency towards more consumption.
For all households, two waste bins are available and one of them is specifically use for recycling. It could contain paper, cardboard, and plastic. This system has been established for four years and since 2005 the "recycling" waste bin is collected twice a week.
For professionals and companies, the municipality has a fee-service for waste disposal. Every year, companies shred around 400,000 tonnes of waste. For the disposal of toxic waste, five areas of wastage are available around Paris. Here are treated heavy material, and metals."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Airparif. (2007). Evaluation de l'impact sur la qualite de l'air des evolutions de circulation mises en oeuvre par la Mairie de Paris entre 2002 et 2007 (Evolution of traffic patterns established by the municipality of Paris between 2002 and 2007 : impact on air quality). Retrieved Friday 2, 2007, from
  • Irwin Rapopor.(2006) .Montreal looks to Paris experiences. Daily Commercial News and Construction Record 94 (79), 1-2. Retrieved Thursday 1, 2007, from
  • Mairie de Paris 1. (2005). 2005 Rapport sur l'elimination des dechets a Paris. (2005 Report on the elimination of waste in Paris). Retrieved Thursday 1, 2007, from
  • Mairie de Paris 2. (2007). Histoire de l'eau (History of Water). Retrieved Friday 2, 2007, from
  • Mairie de Parie 3 (2006). Environnement (Environment). Retrieved Thurday 1, 2007, from

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