At the turn of the 21st century, nearly half of the world's people were living in towns and cities. Over the next few decades, population growth and economic development in emerging countries will see the number of urban dwellers grow exponentially.
Veolia développe des solutions innovantes pour une ville plus durable
A WORLD OF CITIES
By 2050, 70% of the world's people will be urban dwellers. The main challenge for cities lies in cutting consumption and pollution while boosting efficiency. Cities are a leading source of resource consumption, environmental impacts and social challenges. They account for 60% of the planet's water use, 70% of its consumption of energy and raw materials, and are responsible for more than 75% of greenhouse gas emissions, the leading cause of global warming.
Yet urbanization is far from a purely negative phenomenon. It is also an asset in the drive to promote more sustainable development: well-managed cities can offer economies of scale and deliver services more efficiently than in more remote areas.
CLEANER, SMARTER CITIES
Veolia is rising to this key challenge by combining its expertise in water, waste and energy services to deliver comprehensive solutions for individuals, industries and municipalities in any given area.
Examples include networking and smart building management systems that can track resources and information in real time to better control consumption. Veolia also provides solutions for cleaner, more efficient eco-neighborhoods to further promote more sustainable development of cities into the future.