Grand Lyon Métropole

Grand Lyon Métropole is France’s second city and gastronomic champion. As well as food, it has excellent taste in all things sustainable. Grand Lyon Metropole was one of the first cities to sign the Aalborg Charter on sustainable cities, launched the first shared bike scheme in France and has been continually increasing its ambition since then.

Combining 58 communes and extending over 500km2 Grand Lyon is a diverse metropolis with a diversified corporate and industrial base and strong tourism sector.

The city adopted an ambitious energy transition plan in 2019 that details 120 steps to be taken by 2030. Collectively, those steps will help achieve some ambitious targets: 200,000 eco-renovated homes, ten times more photovoltaic panels and a 43% reduction in greenhouse gases compared with the year 2000.


Grand Lyon Métropole is a member of Energy Cities since 2009


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