The greening permit

Publié: 14 janvier 2022
Dernière modification: 14 janvier 2022
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Initiated by the City of Paris in 2015, the greening permit has since been adopted by many French cities including Lille, Marseille, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Lyon, and Reims. Its purpose is to allow residents or associations to carry out green public space projects. For example, flowering at the foot of trees, collective gardening on open ground and gardening in planters. By creating its own greening permit, Paris Habitat is extending this possibility to collective spaces within its residences, thus bringing nature closer to the lessees.


Since May 2021, lessees of 60 Paris Habitat residences in 8 arrondissements can apply for a greening permit to garden in collective spaces within their residence. After a technical evaluation, the lessees commit to maintain their project (watering, weed removal, etc.) in an environmentally way. For that, they can benefit from the technical expertise of the Paris Habitat management company, receiving advice on environmentally friendly practices and appropriate amenities.


Europe de l’Ouest et du Sud
Scale of implementation
Area-wide development
Buildings and facilities
Connective infrastructure, networks and corridors
Toits verts / murs verts
Écosystème urbain
Accès et partage des avantages
Acteurs locaux
Adaptation au changement climatique
Aménagement urbain
Cadre juridique et politique
Diversité génétique
Financement durable
Gestion des espèces
L'intégration de la biodiversité
Prévention de l'érosion
Services écosystèmiques
Villes et infrastructures
Urban and Disaster Risk Management
Sustainable urban infrastructure and services
Territorial and spatial development
Hausse des températures
Perte de l'écosystème
Développement d’infrastructure
Manque de sécurité alimentaire
Sustainable development goals
ODD 3 - Bonne santé et bien-être
ODD 11 - Villes et communautés durables
ODD 12 - Consommation et production responsables
ODD 13 - Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
ODD 15 - Vie terrestre
ODD 17 - Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs


Paris, France


The greening permit has several social and environmental advantages. Firstly, it allows everyone to embellish their street, their neighbourhood, or their residence, and to get involved in the improvement of their living environment. It contributes to the greening and development of biodiversity and responds to a desire for nature in the city. It also enhances the environmental awareness of the lessees. Finally, it allows people to meet, share and create new links with their neighbours and participate in successful living together.

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Maud Lelievre IUCN French Committee, Les Eco-Maires