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Youth and Climate Activism in France
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Youth and Climate Activism in France

The world’s youth are anxious about climate change. A recent study conducted by the University of Bath asked 10,000 young people aged 16-25 in 10 countries how they felt about climate change and government responses to it. This study is the largest of its kind and found that 60% of youth were felt ‘very worried’...

France Climate Concerns Have Been Usurped by Energy Security Concerns
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France Climate Concerns Have Been Usurped by Energy Security Concerns

As the invasion of Ukraine enters its second month, climate concerns have been temporarily usurped by energy security concerns. Russia is the world’s third largest oil producer and second largest gas producer. The European Union is Russia’s largest market, receiving seventy percent of the countries gas exports and half of its oil exports. As Europe’s...

France: Climate Progress Report
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France: Climate Progress Report

Even as UNFCCC and the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) agree upon the goal of reducing greenhouse emissions by 50%, disagreement remains on how best to measure this progress and with which indicators. Universal measures for emissions and emission proxy indicators are relatively sparse and most of them are reported on an annual basis...

France: The 2021 Climate Year in Review
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France: The 2021 Climate Year in Review

HIGHLIGHTS Case of Century, a lawsuit that resulted in the government being condemned for its inaction in relation to climate change Citizens Climate Convention Adoption of New Climate Law Commitment to Reduce Methane Emissions by 30% by 2030   NARRATIVE Last year, the French government went through three phases on the environmental front. The first...

Climate Scorecard Progress Report for France
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Climate Scorecard Progress Report for France

This report is in the form of memos from Climate Scorecard Country Managers to Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework to Combat Climate Change (UNFCCC). Below is a description of the progress the country has made made in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015 and the...

In France: Above Average Temperatures in Winter; Below Average Temperatures in Spring
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In France: Above Average Temperatures in Winter; Below Average Temperatures in Spring

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard France Country Manager Astrid NouvelletA Warm Winter France’s most recent winter was on average 1.2°C warmer than usual, with a 30% excess of rainfall compared to other years. The Bella storm hit the north of France on December 27th and crossed the entire country with strong winds. There...

French Government in the Process of Decreasing its Dependence on Nuclear Energy
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French Government in the Process of Decreasing its Dependence on Nuclear Energy

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard France Country Manager Astrid Nouvellet France has a long history of relying heavily on nuclear power. The petrol crash of 1973 led the government to build sixteen 900 MWe reactors, followed by another twenty reactors of 1300 MWe from 1976 onwards, to ensure the country’s energy security. The...

Financial Impact of Climate Policies in France Seeding Distrust in Government Climate Agenda
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Financial Impact of Climate Policies in France Seeding Distrust in Government Climate Agenda

Submitted by Climate Scorecard France Country Manager Stephanie TapolsyFrance has an extensive set of climate targets and policies – on the national and EU levels – to reduce their emissions and combat climate change. France has committed, through legally binding laws, to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 and become carbon neutral...

France’s Current Law Targets Decrease Emissions by 40% by 2030 Compared to 1990 Levels
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France’s Current Law Targets Decrease Emissions by 40% by 2030 Compared to 1990 Levels

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard France Country Manager Stephanie Tapolsky   France’s current law targets decrease emissions by 40% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. As one of the first European countries to pass a carbon neutrality law, la LOI n° 2019-1147 du 8 novembre 2019 relative à l’énergie et au climat was...

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