France climate policy
France is already one of the countries with the lower emissions per unit GDP and one of the developed countries with the lower emissions per capita. This is largely due to the fact that the electricity production is mainly nuclear and hydraulic and that the average consumption of vehicles is relatively low. Yet, France is aware of the way which has still to be achieved and it has set itself a goal of a four-fold reduction of its greenhouse gases emissions by 2050.
In its sixth national communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, France present its commitments to tackle Climate Change. It covers its undertakings in terms of policies and measures, observation, sensibilisation, official development assistance, and technology transfer.
The 2013 update of France’s climate plan synthesize the most structuring actions implemented on a national level to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in particular through efforts to improve energy efficiency.
It is a summary of the policies and measures presented in the 2013 report on the status of policies to mitigate climate change (available in French) and also draw on the policies and measures presented in the national energy efficiency action plan (also available in French).
It is complemented by the national climate change adaptation plan, covering the period 2011-2015, which was subject to an interim assessment in June 2013.