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Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

  • Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all. 
  • Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and gross domestic product, in line with national circumstances, and double its share in least developed countries.
  • Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services, including affordable credit, and their integration into value chains and markets 
  • Upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities. 
  • Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending.
  • Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries through enhanced financial, technological and technical support to African countries, least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States. 
  • Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries, including by ensuring a conducive policy environment for, inter alia, industrial diversification and value addition to commodities.
 
 

Center for Civic Engagement

A new branch of the Mayor’s Office helping to facilitate grassroots social innovation, inspired by the innate and adaptive immune systems.

Fast Trash

A pre-sorting pneumatic waste system, visible at strategic locations along the Seine, inspired by the human digestive system. 

Green Coin

An alternative "green currency" that rewards users for performing environmentally friendly actions, inspired by the kidney's ability to reclaim and reuse waste.

Harnessing the Seine

Hydroelectric kinetic turbines on the bed of the Seine that generate electricity for the subway system, inspired by the ATP synthase enzyme.

HYPOT

A public health campaign for the subway pairing crowdsourced educational posters with innovative hygiene measures, inspired by hormone signaling.

Jardin Ouvert

A network of green walls and open planter beds lining the Seine that mitigate urban heat island effect and provide a sustainable alternative to love locks, inspired by microbiome therapy.

MPower

An energy efficiency program that captures excess heat from the subway to offset utility costs in low-income housing, inspired by electron transport chains in cells.

Paris Without Cars

Dynamic bike lanes that adapt to changing traffic patterns, inspired by veins and capillaries.

Végéstation

A program to deploy green walls in subway stations, inspired by the human lymphatic network.