As part of its project to redevelop the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadéro district, Paris City Hall planned to cut down about twenty trees, some of which were centuries old. After a civil society mobilization, Anne Hidalgo publicly pledged to stop slaughtering.
It was in a tweet published yesterday that Christophe Najdovski, the assistant for greenery and biodiversity, announced: ” No trees will be cut, the commitment has been made by Anne Hidalgo †
He spoke directly Hugo Clemens, the famous environmental journalist. The latter had actually called for a demonstration on Wednesday. On the programme: press conference at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in the company of associations opposed to the slaughter project.
As stated by the Obs, the “OnE” project initially aimed to make the surroundings of the Trocadéro and the Eiffel Tower greener and more pedestrian-friendly, while removing certain trees in order to build, in particular, luggage storage for visitors and premises for employees. 1.7 hectares of greenery was planned, as well as the planting of 200 new trees. An argument from Paris City Hall earlier this week, which offered compensation for the 200-year-old trees that had to be felled.
Meanwhile, a petition launched by opponents of the redevelopment project has gathered more than 90,000 signatures. It was distributed by the radio and television presenter Nagui, the journalist Hugo Clément or the ex-boss of Medef (the employers’ organization) Laurence Parisot. Enough to encourage Paris City Hall to reconsider its plans to end the controversy.
After announcing the logging project’s cessation yesterday, Paris’ elected environmentalists declared that they would remain “ vigilant.es to prevent logging, both on the Eiffel Tower site and on other urban projects of the City of Paris †
Since the sixth planetary limit has just been crossed, all possible levers must be activated: every tree counts!