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Paris is one of the European cities with highest risk for heat-related death – what does the Mayor do about it?

Out of 854 European cities, Paris is one of the "deadliest" cities during a heatwave, according to a study by the Lancet.
Why? Well, Paris is absolutely not prepared for climate change. Unlike other major European cities, Paris has little or no green space. The two major forests (Vincennes and Boulogne) are located on the outskirts of the city and provide no fresh air to the city center.
Paris is particularly exposed to the urban heat island effect. During the heatwave of 2003, there could have been a difference of 10°C between Paris and the surrounding rural areas.
So far, June 2023 has been the hottest in Paris' history, with a temperature 4.5°C higher than usual. As of now, the city has recorded 23 consecutive hot days, a record since June 2005 and its 14 consecutive days. And this will be worse in the coming years.
What do the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, and the French government plan to do to mitigate and adapt to climate change?

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  • winnie nguru

    50 w

    Where does this leave the residents, tourists and tourism sector? There is definitely need for action. Measures should be out in place to combat this

    • We Don't Have Time

      50 w

      Dear Marine Stephan Thank you for getting your climate warning to level 2! We have reached out to Anne Hidalgo and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

      • Tabitha Kimani

        50 w

        There is a need for accelerated mitigation actions as the situation will only get worse.

        • Sarah Chabane

          50 w

          And you definitely feel it when you're there, will definitely try to avoid Paris in the summer it's not an enjoyable experience. So I can't imagine if you are part of a sensitive group such as elderly or young children.

          • Skinner Sweet

            50 w

            Y’know …. The men on the street, wearing those doing their own thing ! Fashion maker on that region ought to think something based upon those !

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