On January 1st, 2016, a new institution gathering Paris and 130 cities has been created: la Métropole du Grand Paris (Grand Paris metropolitan authority).
Its main objective is the sustainable development of the region’s economy and employment with a view to maintaining and even strengthening, the Greater Paris position among the most attractive global cities.
Having defined a shared political agenda, the metropolitan council will develop strategic documents:
- Grand Paris master plan (town planning guidelines and housing targets),
- Grand Paris economic development strategy;
- Grand Paris metropolitan climate action plan (reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improving energy efficiency and preparing for the impacts of climate change).