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Ecole des Ponts ParisTech
Description/achievement of initiative

Ecole des Ponts ParisTech is an engineer school dealing with sustainable and resilient cities eco-conception, building and management, sustainable mobility, climate change, air and water management, sectorial economics and finance.

Implementation methodologies

Ecole des Ponts ParisTech introduced sustainable development in its research and training strategy a long time ago. We have a systemic, multi-disciplinary, scientific approach of sustainable development, and work with our partners on solutions combining technical, economical, social, managerial, political and territorial dimensions.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


* Ecole des Ponts ParisTech * French Ministry of Sustainable Development * ADEME * EDF * Renault * Saint Gobain * SNCF * STIF * VINCI * VEOLIA
Updates to initiatives
Goal 11
11.2 - By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons
11.3 - By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries
11.6 - By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management
11.a - Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, per-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning
11.b - By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels
Goal 12
12.2 - By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
12.5 - By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse
12.a - Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production
12.c - Rationalize inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption by removing market distortions, in accordance with national circumstances, including by restructuring taxation and phasing out those harmful subsidies, where they exist, to reflect their environmental impacts, taking fully into account the specific needs and conditions of developing countries and minimizing the possible adverse impacts on their development in a manner that protects the poor and the affected communities
Goal 13
13.1 - Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries
13.2 - Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
13.3 - Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning
June 2016
Sustainable development report published
In-kind contribution
School's scholars and researchers dealing with these subjects

This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Basic information
Time-frame: July 2015 - June 2016
* Ecole des Ponts ParisTech * French Ministry of Sustainable Development * ADEME * EDF * Renault * Saint Gobain * SNCF * STIF * VINCI * VEOLIA
Contact information
Emeric Fortin, Head of Sustainable Devlopment Education,
United Nations