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Le 12/03/2021

A new Climate and Energy Transition Plan for Lille Metropole.

Lille Metropole has just adopted its second Climate Plan to accelerate the achievement of the objectives of the Paris Agreement and to improve air quality and well-being of its inhabitants.

After its first Climate Territorial Energy Plan (PCET) adopted in 2013, Lille Metropole council approved last month its new SECAP (including air quality)which strengthens the objectives of the Metropolis in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption, developing renewable energies, improving air quality and adapting to climate change to the 2026, 2030 and 2050 horizons.

The Climate Plan is based on 2 main ambitions:

  • Accelerate the energy transition to a carbon-neutral metropolis by 2050

The massive and rapid reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is crucial to limiting global warming below 2 °C. To meet this challenge, the focus will be on sobriety and energy efficiency, the development of heat networks and renewable energy generation, as well as carbon sequestration solutions.

Climate MitigationTargets :  

  • Greenhouse gases: reduction of 45 % by 2030, carbon neutrality in 2050.

  • Energy consumption: reduction of 16 % in 2030 compared to 2016.

  • Local Renewable Energy Production: X 2.3 between 2016 and 2030 (1TWh to 2.3 TWh).

  • Increase carbon sequestration capacity by developing woodlots and natural spaces.

  • Renovation of   8200 housing units per year , X 2,7 compared to 2019.


  • Building a metropolis resilient to climate change and improving air quality

Adaptation to the already perceptible effects of climate change on our territory (canicles, urban heat islands, fragilisation of water resources, floods, etc.) and the improvement of air quality and environmental health determinants (pollutions, noise...) are priorities for making the Metropolis a resilient, sustainable and attractive European territory.

Air quality targets :

  • Reduce emissions of air pollutants,  in road transport (44 %), industry (36 %), residential (36 %) and tertiary (38 %) between 2012 and 2030.
  • Reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides by 45 %, fine particulate matter emissions by 42 %, and volatile organic compounds emissions by 31 % between 2012 and 2030.
  • Create a Low Emissions Zone,
  • Implement a new Mobility Plan
  • Invest 2 bn € through a new Master Plan for Transport Infrastructures.
  • Reduce ammonia emissions in the agriculture sector.

Climate change Adaptation targets :

  • Improve knowledge and management of risks associated with climate change (peaks of heat, floods, removal and shrinkage and swelling of clay soils...).
  • Preserve the water, quality and quantity of the resource.
  • Mitigate the effects of urban heat and heat events by re-introducing nature and water into urbanised environments and developing afforestation. 
  • Building on the Local Intercommunal Urbanism Plan to adapt the territory to the effects of global warming

The new Climate Plan will also be based on an innovative “climate-proofed budget” approach which analyses all the expenditure generated by our policies and projects in relation to the objectives of the Climate Plan. In this way, budget decisions will be made thanks to this new decision support tool and will contribute to tackle mitigation, adaptation and air quality issues.

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