Paris’ Grand Plan to Become Europe’s Greenest City

by Alice White Walker
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Paris is a global icon for food, fashion and historic architecture, but it is also one of the world’s most polluted cities.
There is continuously poor air quality from constant motor traffic, and only 9.5% of its surface is dedicated to greenery — the lowest of all major European capitals. But there is a plan in the works to change Paris’ sooty surface for something decidedly more vert

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Paris is to undergo wide-scale landscaping to add more gardens and green spaces to over half the city, plus 170,000 trees to be planted over the next five years! There will also be a special focus on key areas, like the Champs-Élysées and the Eiffel Tower, in order to attract locals back to these famously touristy sites. The project will begin in earnest after the 2024 Olympics and aims to be completed by 2030.

In this in-depth video, discover just how the City of Light plans to top the charts of Europe’s greenest cities!

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