Bouygues Construction and WWF France partner on sustainable cities research

15 January 2015 (Last Updated January 15th, 2015 18:30)

Bouygues Construction has signed a three-year partnership agreement with WWF France for developing sustainable urban lifestyles for communities and businesses as part of framework called Reinventing the City.

Bouygues Construction has signed a three-year partnership agreement with WWF France for developing sustainable urban lifestyles for communities and businesses as part of framework called Reinventing the City.

Cities around the world will have to house more than six billion people by 2050, double of the current estimated population.

They will also have to find ways to face this challenge by reducing energy and water consumption, setting up a circular economy, enhancing transport management and constructing increasingly connected buildings, among other measures, Bouygues stated.

"The strategy is designed to help Bouygues and WWF France combine their efforts and research findings on new urban lifestyles." 

With this partnership, both firms will undertake research on population issues and a French construction company is likely to be associated with the work being carried out by WWF platforms in Sweden and China.

The framework is part of the positive solutions agenda for the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in 2015.

According to Bouygues, the strategy is designed to help Bouygues and WWF France combine their efforts and research findings on new urban lifestyles.

Reinventing the City includes energy conservation, shared services, efficient management of environmental services such as water and waste, local and circular economies, sustainable and responsible new technology applications, incorporating and enhancing nature in the city, the fight against urban sprawl, the well-being of residents.