Bouygues teams up with WWF France
The agreement is part of WWF’s ‘Reinventing the City’ initiative, which seeks to bring together businesses and Local Authorities in a quest to establish more sustainable urban lifestyles.
The partnership is intended to bring about international research on issues such as reducing energy and water consumption, improving transport management and integrating nature. It will work along similar lines to links already in place between WWF France and the Lyon Confluence eco-neighbourhood.
The aim of the new partnership is to develop demonstrators of sustainable neighbourhoods in France and to communicate a vision of sustainable cities around the world.
WWF and Bouygues Construction will pool their efforts and research findings on new urban lifestyles, including energy conservation and efficient management of water and waste.
Bouygues Construction is also renewing its membership of WWF’s ‘Global Forest and Trade Network’, which aims to eliminate illegal logging and to improve the management of forests.
‘Lyon Confluence’ is the first WWF sustainable neighbourhood in France and follows an agreement signed in 2010 between Greater Lyon and WWF. One of the most ambitious principles is a zero carbon target. The partners will develop demonstrators of sustainable neighbourhoods in France to communicate a vision of sustainable cities around the world.
The Lyon Confluence (WWF)
In 2010, the WWF and Greater Lyon signed an agreement concerning the Lyon Confluence (pictured), the first WWF sustainable neighbourhood in France.
The Lyon Confluence has a zero carbon target, meaning there will be no additional greenhouse gas emissions between the levels prior to the new development and that after completion of the construction of the neighbourhood.
The new three year deal will follow a similar approach to the targets of Lyon Confluence.
Bouygues is also renewing its membership in Forest and Trade Network, which aims to eliminate the exploitation and trade of illegal timber and improve forest management.