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A carbon-neutral marathon

Becoming the first carbon-neutral marathon

We share a clear goal with Schneider Electric: the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris (the overall organisation of the Marathon and the trips of all runners) will be carbon-neutral by 2019!

  • In 2016, the carbon footprint of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris was equivalent to 26,200 tonnes of CO2 (study realized by the office Carbone 4). 93% of these emissions are related to the participants’ transportation and are mainly caused by air transport.

  • Carbon emission reduction plan
    • We will work to raise awareness of sustainable travelling among all people involved in order to limit air pollution due to transportation.
    • From 2019, the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris will only use hybrid, biofuel - or electricity-powered vehicles for race transportation. 80% of the fleet used in the 2017 edition already fulfils these requirements.

    "RATP, Paris’ performing common transport of the city and official provider of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris represents a genuine alternative to driving alone, has a well-connected and world-class mass transit system which lays the foundations for sustainable mobility. Use it!"

    "Travel with Air France!"...  Air France pulls out all the stops to promote sustainable development:
    constant investment in new aircraft (which are more fuel-efficient and, therefore, emit less CO2
    improved efficiency of ground and air procedures
    on-board weight reduction (lighter aircraft burn less fuel and emit less CO2

  • Compensation with Livelihoods —a Gold Standard organisation
    • In 2017, 70% of the CO2 emissions of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris will be compensated through a project implemented in Kenya (a hotbed of talented athletes) by the Livelihoods Carbon Fund.
    • 50,000 hectares of forest —almost five times the land area of Paris— are cut down in Kenya every year. Local populations using trees as firewood are one of the reasons behind this situation. The Livelihoods project provides families with more efficient stoves which use 60% less wood. 300,000 people have benefited from this programme so far.

    • The Livelihoods Carbon Fund also supports reforestation by helping to establish plant nurseries.

    "Go to to follow and support the actions of the Livelihoods Carbon Fund!"