The Paris Climate Agency

APC is the operational agency to fight against climate change and to help achieve energy transition for Paris and in the context of the Grand Paris project.

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Publié le 02 juin 2017
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Set up on the initiative of the City of Paris to help achieve the goals of the Climate Action Plan, the Paris Climate Agency has 90 members and partners. It is a key driving force for the energy transition of Paris, seeking to involve the entire region and assisting with operational projects, particularly the energy retrofit of buildings. By promoting dialogue and debate around these major issues, the APC also helps create a common knowledge base and initiatives to support urban transformation. It brings stakeholders together in an alliance that aims at achieving the energy transition of Paris and combating climate change.

The Paris Climate Agency (APC) aims to inform, advise and assist the Parisians in their efforts against climate change and for an energy transition. APC is the one-stop shop for energy retrofitting of condominiums in Paris; APC energy advisers accompany co-owners in their work on energy efficiency. Since 2013, the Agency is part of the national network of Points Renovation Info Service (PRIS) whose purpose is to inform and advise individuals on energy saving, thermal performance, financial aid, etc…

As a nonprofit and multi-partner organization, the Paris Climate Agency is an operational agency for the energy transition of Paris. APC is working closely with its members by focusing on agile working methods and proximity to all the stakeholders of the ecological transition.

Its missions

  • To inform, advise and guide the uses to promote Parisians› behavior changes through their habitat, their profession, their consumption habits, their modes of transport, etc…
  • To mobilize and help professionals and individuals to engage themselves concretely against global warming.
  • To position itself as the local reference on energy and climate-related topics through workshops, conferences, training, technical notes, etc…

Key partners

The six founders of the agency are either private or public stakeholders: the Paris City Hall, the Île-de-France Region, Météo-France, RATP (public transport operator), CPCU (district heating) and EDF (electricity). Partners come from different backgrounds - they are companies, non-profit organizations, local authorities, engineering offices… All of these partners reflect the Parisian energy ecosystem turning the APC into a key stakeholder of their networking.

APC is one of the first local multi-partnership energy agencies to have public and institutional (Île-de-France Region, RATP, Météo-France) and private (EDF, CPCU) founders.

APC in short

  • Staff : 25
  • Budget : €1.7 million
  • 6300 citizens having a dedicated advice from APC
  • 836 professionals trained in energy retrofitting
  • 30 workshops for professionnals since 2011
  • APC giving advices to 416 condominum complex and have specific coaches for 100
  • 65 best-practices fiches showcasing examples of energy retrofits of buildings in Paris
  • 80 000 dwellings registered on the CoachCopro® web platform 
  • €12 million for major energy retrofit in condominiums since 2011

Flagship projects

  • CoachCopro® is an independent and free web service of personal coaching to upgrade the energy efficiency of condimoniums. 
  • “Point Renovation Info Service”(PRIS) is a national program that aims at encouraging French people to undertake energy retrofit of their housing and helping them financing this process. It is carried out in Paris by the APC as part of the energy info service in which the Parisians can schedule a free phone meeting with one of our energy advisors (approximately 6000 contacts per year).
  • The agency organizes four times a year workshop-debates. They are moments of expertise and knowledge sharing on current topics between the representative city stakeholders in order to help them implementing best practices and innovation that contribute to reduce greenhouse gases emissions.
  • Lastly, the agency is continuously working on the popularization of Paris climate scenarios and public policies, such as the challenges of the COP21, in order to give references to the Parisians.
  • APC is working together with the Paris City Hall and other European cities and energy agencies on Urban Learning, a EU-project (H2020 energy call) that gathers cities to exchange and work on improving governance structures for integrative urban energy planning.

Plan Climat Energie de Paris / Paris Climate Action Plan

In October 2007, the Council of Paris unanimously approved the Paris Climate Action Plan, committing the City to a factor 4 scheme in order to decrease its overall emissions by 75% in 2050 compared with 2004.

By 2020, it aims to achieve:

  • -25% GHG emissions by 2020 compare to 2004
  • -25% energy consumption by 2020 compare to 2004
  • 25% of renewable energies in the supply mix by 2020

In 2012, The City of Paris reaffirmed these objectives adopted in the first Climate Action Plan.

A new Carbon Action Plan is currently being drawn up, setting an ambition carbon neutrality goal for 2050. The new Plan will be adopted by the end of 2017.