In the face of major climatic changes confirmed by the latest GIEC report published on September 27th 2013, the increase in world energy requirements estimated at 50% as well as the various systemic economic crises, our planet is currently on an unsustainable path, which forces us to thoroughly rethink the environment’s conception and management methods.
Cities now host around 53% of the world’s population. Although they generate value, wealth and innovation, they are also a source of pollution since they contribute from 70% up to 80% of CO2 emissions and consume up to 75% of energy resources.
A meticulous attention to socio-economic responsibilities and the environmental impacts of cities is therefore primordial.
Following these principles, the conception of the the Zenata Eco-City has been forged by an array of ideas aimed at reducing or limiting environmental impacts during the full length of its life cycle while taking in account socio-economic stakes. This virtuous approach that places man at the heart of its conception makes Zenata an Eco-designed City.
This integrated and inclusive eco-design approach calls for the participation of national and local governments and mobilizes all public/private partners, citizens and civil society thus allowing to build the model Eco-City of Zenata.
This approach also adheres to international goals of sustainable development action plans.