The Climate Action Zone

In a working class neighbourhood north of Paris, in a cultural centre open to the city, the CENTQUATRE, hosted a “Climate Action Zone” during the last week of the COP21.


From December 7th to 11th, Everyone was at the Climate Action Zone !



From December 7 to 11, the CENTQUATRE-Paris hosted the Climate Action Zone (ZAC). For five days, this hub of international creativity, which offers popular and contemporary programming, was a central place for citizen’s mobilization and the headquarters of Coalition Climat 21.



The ZAC was a meeting place for everyone from activists from all over the world to schoolchildren from the Paris area.



  • The ZAC was an information place where people living in the Paris area could attend screenings, participate in discussions or discover art exhibitions about climatic disruption.


  • The ZAC was a place to increase the rhythm of the mobilisations; the demonstrations in the streets, symbolic actions, artistic happenings of the D12 were prepared at the CENTQUATRE.


  • A general assembly was held each afternoon nad brought everyone up to date with the state of negotiations at the COP21, as well as the day’s actions and those planned during the second week.









A total of 150 events were scheduled over the five days.



Some ZAC events were also planned for other locations in Paris: the “Bourse du travail” on Place de la République, the “Bourse du travail” of Saint Denis, the Centre international de culture populaire (CICP) in the 11th arrondissement, the Salle Olympe de Gouge (11th arrondissement) and the Salle Jean Dame (2nd arrondissement).



The Climate Action Zone (ZAC) followed the Zero Waste approach.