Environment

A unique exhibition of low carbon solutions during COP21

RAMHIT Emilie - 16-déc.-2015 16:33:50

The Paris Climate Conference 2015 (COP21) this December is intended to result in an international climate agreement to succeed the Kyoto Protocol. This agreement must be capable of driving forward the reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions so as to restrict the rise in the Earth’s mean temperature by the end of the century to 2°C above the pre-industrial level. Against this background, Reed Expositions France has been working with the General Secretariat of COP21 to organize the Galerie des Solutions [Solutions Gallery] from 2nd to 9th December in the Museum of Air and Space at Le Bourget. Intended to support the diplomatic negotiations, the Gallery will be an exhibition of low carbon solutions exclusively reserved for professionals, and its mission will be to demonstrate that solutions do exist and to accelerate their market uptake. Occupying an area of 10,000 m2, running for seven days, and accessible from the Blue Zone (COP negotiations zone), the Galerie des Solutions [Solutions Gallery] will present innovative solutions developed and applied by companies, industries or territories that are designed to reduce the impact of economic activities on the climate: equipment, technologies, new models of organization and reproducible best practices… Over twenty countries will be represented including: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Japan, Morocco, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, the United Kingdom,… More specifically, the Ivory Coast, one of the African countries most committed to climate questions, will have a strong presence through a stand presenting initiatives and projects in the country, a broadcast from the TV studio, and visits by numerous officials from the country. As host country, what France has to offer will take pride of place in a dedicated space at the heart of the exhibition. It is therefore planned to demonstrate solutions – including clean vehicles in a dedicated outdoor space – and to stage special events, such as themed days that are integrated into the schedule of COP21, broadcasts and interviews with companies in a TV studio (eg. daily transport programme with Fer de France), guided tours and site visits for UN delegations. Other highlights will be prestige events such as networking sessions in a dedicated lounge, business lunches, VIP receptions in the heart of Paris… It will also host the official awards ceremonies for two sets of awards. The first Climate Solutions Awards, which will carry the COP21 label. Organized by Orée, AdEME, C3D, Crédit Coopératif, Solutions COP21, the Shift Project and World Efficiency, these will provide recognition for innovative solutions put forward by French SMEs or major groups to reduce energy consumption, limit greenhouse gases and preserve resources. There will also be the ceremony for the international Green Building Solutions Awards, which will be presented for outstanding examples of sustainable construction (building, technical solutions or materials) undertaken in countries covered by Construction21 or in its partner countries. Over 20,000 professional visitors are expected: participants in COP21 (heads of state, ministers, UN delegations from 197 countries), professionals (private and public sector decision makers and specifiers, delegations invited by the organizers…) and representatives of the media (printed press, radio, television, blogs).


Interview: Caroline Olivier

UBIFRANCE - 20-juin-2014 10:21:51

Interview Caroline Olivier, Environment Project Manager - UBIFRANCE Imagine the city for tomorrow.  That’s the daily challenge many French companies are ready to meet today, all of them re-grouped under the brand Vivapolis. French know-how in providing solutions definitely has takers elsewhere in the world. Today, major cities throughout the world are searching for very specific expertise when it comes to developing, renewing and re-inventing themselves. France certainly has the high caliber players Bouygues, Vinci, Eiffage, Alstom, Veolia, Egis – to go along with innumerable SME positioned on very technological niche markets that respond to crucial challenges for tomorrow. Initiated by French public authorities, Vivapolis regroups the wide range of expertise French companies have to offer to meet the needs of cities all around the world. “Simply because it is always easier to focus attention on a name everyone can recognize,” explains Caroline Olivier, Environment Project Manager at Ubifrance. More than 70 French enterprises focused on sustainable cities have risen to the challenge by joining Vivapolis. Certified know-how Demonstrations of their know-how abound: whether it’s the Grand Paris, Grand Lyon, the Euro-Mediterranean project in Marseille, the Urban Community of Bordeaux, among other initiatives. For all of these sites, there are several issues that need to be faced: mobility, managing energy, pollution… One common thread shared by all of these urban development projects involves improving the quality of life and social cohesion in these cities to make them more attractive. Several ambitious projects have been started to develop responses. One key example is the Auto-Lib system in Paris to reduce circulation in the city with non-polluting electrical cars. Bordeaux Euratlantique, an extensive construction endeavor, reveals the wide scope of action Vivopolis is capable of. Relying especially on the development of eco-quarters, the project combines energetic efficiency, water recycling and a solar-energy plant. International markets lining up Vivapolis is ready for export. It’s already present in Morocco, where public authorities hope to benefit from French know-how to develop a new city of Chrafate in the region of Tanger-Tetouan. “They requested assistance from the French to help them carry out this ambitious project,” adds Caroline Olivier. The same thing is true for Turkey, with the youngest population in Europe. Turkish authorities expect French companies to help them integrate this youthful population more effectively in a cityscape that is constantly growing. As for China, its gigantic projects require showing up with turnkey proposals. Over the past 10 years, France has already carried out more than 200 projects in approximately fifty Chinese cities. Another highlight is the French eco-quarter that is going to be built in the Tiexi district in Shenyang. Alstom and its joint-venture, Satée, won a deal amounting to € 75 Million to provide locomotives for 550 wagons on Subway Lines 3 and 4 in Chengdu, the 5th largest city in China. For Caroline Olivier, “Vivapolis involves a large number of French companies working on sustainable cities,” responding to key issues in urbanization for emerging countries as well as for renewal of major cosmopolitan areas worldwide. The latest scoop for Vivapolis ? France is getting cutting-edge, using state of the art technologies, proposing 3D simulations for these international projects to allow deciders to visualize different possibilities for a quarter or city. These virtual scale models showcase all of Vivapolis’ partners and their specializations. It is now being tested for initiatives in Astana and Santiago in Chile. More information : Vivapolis powered by French creativity Cities : a collective adventure Directory of French companies


Sustainable urban development: Vivapolis is re-inventing the future for cities

VICENZOTTI Marine - 15-mai-2014 16:43:29

  Imagine the city for tomorrow. That’s the daily challenge many French companies are ready to meet today, all of them re-grouped under the brand Vivapolis. French know-how in providing solutions definitely has takers elsewhere in the world. Today, major cities throughout the world are searching for very specific expertise when it comes to developing, renewing and re-inventing themselves. France certainly has the high caliber players -- Bouygues, Vinci, Eiffage, Alstom, Veolia, Egis – to go along with innumerable SME positioned on very technological niche markets that respond to crucial challenges for tomorrow. Initiated by French public authorities, Vivapolis regroups the wide range of expertise French companies have to offer to meet the needs of cities all around the world. “Simply because it is always easier to focus attention on a name everyone can recognize,” explains Caroline Olivier, Environment Project Manager at Ubifrance. More than 70 French enterprises focused on sustainable cities have risen to the challenge by joining Vivapolis. Certified know-how Demonstrations of their know-how abound: whether it’s the Grand Paris, Grand Lyon, the Euro-Mediterranean project in Marseille, the Urban Community of Bordeaux, among other initiatives. For all of these sites, there are several issues that need to be faced: mobility, managing energy, pollution… One common thread shared by all of these urban development projects involves improving the quality of life and social cohesion in these cities to make them more attractive. Several ambitious projects have been started to develop responses. One key example is the Auto-Lib system in Paris to reduce circulation in the city with non-polluting electrical cars. Bordeaux Euratlantique, an extensive construction endeavor, reveals the wide scope of action Vivopolis is capable of.   Relying especially on the development of eco-quarters, the project combines energetic efficiency, water recycling and a solar-energy plant. International markets lining up Vivapolis is ready for export. It’s already present in Morocco, where public authorities hope to benefit from French know-how to develop a new city of Chrafate in the region of Tanger-Tetouan. “They requested assistance from the French to help them carry out this ambitious project,” adds Caroline Olivier. The same thing is true for Turkey, with the youngest population in Europe. Turkish authorities expect French companies to help them integrate this youthful population more effectively in a cityscape that is constantly growing. As for China, its gigantic projects require showing up with turnkey proposals. Over the past 10 years, France has already carried out more than 200 projects in approximately fifty Chinese cities. Another highlight is the French eco-quarter that is going to be built in the Tiexi district in Shenyang. Alstom and its joint-venture, Satée, won a deal amounting to € 75 Million to provide locomotives for 550 wagons on Subway Lines 3 and 4 in Chengdu, the 5 th largest city in China. For Caroline Olivier, “Vivapolis involves a large number of French companies working on sustainable cities,” responding to key issues in urbanization for emerging countries as well as for renewal of major cosmopolitan areas worldwide. The latest scoop for Vivapolis ? France is getting cutting-edge, using state of the art technologies, proposing 3D simulations for these international projects to allow deciders to visualize different possibilities for a quarter or city. These virtual scale models showcase all of Vivapolis’ partners and their specializations. It is now being tested for initiatives in Astana and Santiago in Chile.   More information : Vivapolis powered by French creativity Cities : a collective adventure Directory of French companies


Key players to organise better water sharing arrangements

Christine Deniel - 17-déc.-2013 13:46:10

  A report about the water security drafted by the Commissioner of the General Sustainable Development (CGDD) presented several incentives, either public or private, to establish a water sharing depending on uses. Those are based on the quotas allocation and the saving in water usage remuneration. The report published on December 11 resumed the current level of water security in France, which matches with both the quality and quantity of water. Indeed the major risks are floods, draughts, and chemical or organic pollution. The CGDD explains that in France, “the arbitration depends more on water uses than on risks. In the case of quantitative risks management, there is a principle of prioritisation of ecosystems uses and a principle of drinking water supply”. Did you know? Over 20% of the renewable water in France (168Bn cubic meters per year) is extracted.    


Jean-Marc Ayrault, French Prime Minister, outlines the environmental agenda of France

Christine Deniel - 30-janv.-2013 12:28:15

The Minister of Ecology has to ensure the implementation ecological roadmap transition, coordinate the activities of various ministries and to recourse to arbitration of the Prime Minister if necessary. While France is about to ratify the Nagoya Protocol regarding access to genetic resources and sharing of benefits arising from their utilization, Jean-Marc Ayrault, requests to the Department of Justice to implement the necessary legal system.   The Prime Minister points out that the framework law on biodiversity must be presented in autumn.   The Department of Agriculture will also be working on a nitrogen-energy-environment Plan, on a National program for organic agriculture (expected mid-2013) and on the future law of agriculture, which will include a part “fight against artificialization of agricultural and natural soils”.   By June, should also be presented an overview of the water policy 2006-2012.   The Prime Minister points out to the Departments of Ecology and Economy that they have to develop by the end of first semester, "in order to influence the European agenda", a white paper on the funding of ecological transition in the perspective of the reforms on the funding of the economy.  


Pollutec in Lyon, 27th- 30th of November 2012

Christine Deniel - 24-oct.-2012 10:45:48

The 25 th International exhibition for environmental equipment, technologies and services will be held between the 27 th and the 30 th of November 2012 in Lyon’s Eurexpo convention center, in France. This show is the world’s leading show in the Environment sector. Pollutec brings together the full range of equipment, technologies and services for the prevention and treatment of pollution of all kinds and more generally the preservation of the environment and the implementation of sustainable development. It is an exhibition that is unique in the world, with 2 400 exhibitors and 75 000 visitors. Various sectors will be present such as water & waste, energy analysis, measurement & monitoring, air, sites & soils, products & sustainable development, institutions, research, finance, and national & regional stand.   During four days, Pollutec will organize several business meetings and conferences in line with those different sectors, promoting business exchanges between France and foreign countries and the development of innovative clean technologies.   Should you be interested in meeting French companies in those sectors, do not hesitate to contact Benjamin.carnec@ubifrance.fr He will be attending the show in Lyon at the end of November.    


Pollutec in Lyon, 27th- 30th of November 2012

Christine Deniel - 29-août-2012 17:29:07

The 25 th International exhibition for environmental equipment, technologies and services will be held between the 27 th and the 30 th of November 2012 in Lyon’s Eurexpo convention center, in France. It is an exhibition of equipments technology and services that is unique in the world, with 2 400 exhibitors and 75 000 visitors. Various sectors will be present such as water & waste water, waste, energy, analysis & measurement & monitoring, air, sites & soils, risks, products & sustainable development, institutions & research & finance, and national & regional stand.     During four days, Pollutec will organize several business meetings and conferences in line with those different sectors, promoting business exchanges between France and foreign countries and the development of innovative clean technologies.   For more information, please refer to the following website: http://www.pollutec.com/


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The Infrastructure, Transport and Industry Department Covering all aspects of the areas. we focus on the following sectors:   - Energy - Infrastructure - Transport - Industry - Environment / Waste Recycling / Water treatment - Construction In 2012, the Infrastructure, Transport and Industry Department is organising events in : - March 6th, 2012: Trade meeting in the water & waste sector, Dublin - April 16th to 19th, 2012: French Pavilion on the European Wind Energy Association, Copenhaguen - September, 2012: Meetings in the electricity sector, Dublin - October 17th, 2012: French delegation during the International Conference on Ocean Energy, Dublin   Events organised in 2011 : - May 24th and 25th, 2011: Irish Rail Trade Meeting, Dublin     For further information about the events please contact Christine. Please contact: Christine DENIEL SPICER christine.deniel@businessfrance.fr Tel: +353 (0)1 277 50 83  &nbs

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