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French Voters Align Themselves with Climate Positions Of European Political Parties
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French Voters Align Themselves with Climate Positions Of European Political Parties

Number of MEPs from France elected to the European Parliament in 2019 by European political party grouping Source: Statista.comWhile the next presidential election in France will not be until 2027, the next elections will be the European Parliament elections of French representatives that will take place on June 9, 2024. These elections take place every...

The Conflicts Between Climate Mitigation and Development in France
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The Conflicts Between Climate Mitigation and Development in France

Since the beginning of the climate debate in France, climate policy has been marked by a perceived tension between the goals of national interest and global solidarity. The belief persisted in France and many other countries that climate policy should not impair national economic competitiveness in the global economy. Therefore, The challenge for France was to not...

France: Model Community Climate Mitigation Programs
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France: Model Community Climate Mitigation Programs

Strasbourg, with a current metro area population of 484,000, is the capital city of the Grand Est region in northeastern France and is commonly described as France’s most sustainable city. Strasbourg has implemented several sustainability measures to promote environmental conservation and reduce its carbon footprint, including: Green transportation: Strasbourg’s public transportation system reduces reliance on cars...

France: COP 28 Recommendations for Strengthening Country Climate Ambition
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France: COP 28 Recommendations for Strengthening Country Climate Ambition

Dear President Macron, My name is Liana Mehring. I am the Country Manager for France for Climate Scorecard, a non-profit organization that monitors the climate policies and programs of leading greenhouse gas-emitting countries. Based on a review of French policies, we believe that much can be done to increase your country’s climate ambition, achieve the...

France’s GHG Inventory Deserves a B Rating for Producing Comprehensive, Useful Reports No More Than One Year Old
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France’s GHG Inventory Deserves a B Rating for Producing Comprehensive, Useful Reports No More Than One Year Old

B Rating  France submits its national greenhouse gas inventory annually to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This inventory provides detailed information on the emissions of various greenhouse gases to support the monitoring and tracking of France’s progress in meeting its climate commitments. The inventory is a public document made available on...

France’s Government Needs to do More to Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change
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France’s Government Needs to do More to Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

Rating B The typical French farmer varies in terms of farm size and the products they produce yearly. France has a diverse agricultural landscape, ranging from small family-owned farms to large-scale operations. Farm sizes in France can range from a few hectares to several hundred hectares, depending on the region and type of farming; however,...

France Has Suffered Progressively Severe Droughts Over the Past Decade
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France Has Suffered Progressively Severe Droughts Over the Past Decade

Rating B France used to experience an abundance of rainfall. However, in the last decade, the country has begun to suffer progressively severe droughts. Notably, “the average volume of renewable water resources (provided by rivers and precipitation that does not return to the atmosphere) has decreased by 14% over the last decade compared to the...

Lack of Available Data but Promising New Policies in France
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Lack of Available Data but Promising New Policies in France

COUNTRY PROGRESS REPORTS/ MID-WAY 2023 Rating-C (Standing Still) Emissions indicators are relatively sparse; most are reported annually, making it difficult to assess France’s progress in reducing emissions over the first six months of 2023. Almost all of the 45 indicators specific to Climate Change officially published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, are...

France’s Case of the Century
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France’s Case of the Century

On December 18, 2018, the Fondation pour la Nature et l’Homme (Foundation for Nature and Mankind), Notre Affaire à Tous (“An affair that concerns all of us”), Greenpeace France, and Oxfam France launched a climate justice campaign calling upon the French government to repair the ecological damage resulting from their climate inaction. The suit followed an...

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