In the past six weeks we have translated as many as 200,000 words on climate change and the environment through articles, press releases and official reports relating to the COP21 event. The Home of Translation is proud to be taking part in the international work to protect the Earth and promote the renewal of its natural resources, and at the same time our translators have found out how Paris has pulled out all the stops for the international conference with action plans, exhibitions and city walks. If you’re passing through in the next couple of weeks, why not take a look at some of them?
The free exhibition titled Footprint at Paris City Hall shows how people all over the world, from Texas to Bhutan, are engaged in developing different ways of living using renewable resources and sustainable farming. It uses text, photos and computer graphics to present some of these forward-thinking actions which include eco-neighbourhoods, city-laboratories and national solar panel programmes.
Alternatively, Visions, an exhibition on the façade of the city hall, offers a disturbing insight into what the world might look like in years to come, with futuristic images of well-known locations such as London, Paris and the Egyptian Pyramids!
For those who prefer a more ‘hands on’ approach, there is the free “Eco Walks” app available in French and English for iPhone and Android, which is a guide for walks around different areas of Paris. Discover a wide variety of parks, eco-buildings and shared gardens and learn about the local wildlife and its role in the capital’s ecosystem and keeping the city cooler in summer.
Practical information about the exhibitions:
Paris City Hall, Prévôts Room
28 November 2012 to 8 January 2016
Open every day except Sundays and National Holidays from 10am to 6:30pm
Rue de Rivoli Façade of Paris City Hall
28 November 2015 to 3 January 2016
Open every day from 9am to 12pm
To find out more (in French):
To download the “Eco Walks” App: