Cities connect global dilemmas with local realities. They have powerful levers to guide transitions.

The City of Paris has embraced this responsibility and set an admirable and ambitious objective to be carbon-neutral by 2050. To achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Action Plan, transformation must be broad – extending beyond the city to include neighbouring departments.

The Paris Metropole will need to tackle multiple social and environmental challenges over the next two decades. The scale of adaptation is immense. Equally, there is cause for enthusiasm and optimism, as the work that lies ahead could be an inspiration for others.

This sketch explores three scenarios: Green Tech Evolution, The Blame Game and Paving the Way. Each describes different visions of the future for the Paris Metropole – considering shifting socioeconomic, political and technological forces.

Explore how the Paris Metropole might navigate the decades ahead as it works to become carbon-neutral by 2050.

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