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France Leaders and Opponents

Government Official Ségolène Royal Minister of Environment or Minister of Energy,  Ministre de l’Environnement, de l’Energie et de la Mer, chargée des Relations internationales sur le climat. Ségolène Royal was the President of COP 21 in Paris during which the Paris Agreement was adopted. Her role is therefore very important as she supported the wide...

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France Leading Research Study

Research Study:  “Nuclear Power: A False Solution to Climate Change,” Wise Paris, 2015 In the face of declining nuclear power generation worldwide, nuclear industry leaders and their political and media allies are suggesting that this technology is an appropriate and indispensable solution to fight climate change. In the study, “NUCLEAR POWER: A FALSE SOLUTION TO...

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France Emissions Reduction Policy

France: Climate Plan Since 2012, when the first Environmental Conference was held, the French President of the Republic has set a clear course aimed at making France an exemplary nation in terms of environmental protection. The bill on energy transition for green growth was adopted during its first reading at the National Assembly in October...

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France Energy Production Trends

How The Energy System Is Structured In France, there are companies that produce and provide energy to consumers (e.g. ENGIE and EDF) and companies that are only providers but do not produce the energy (e.g. Planète Oui, which provides only renewable energy). As well, some companies are only dedicated to the production of renewable energy...

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France Emission Reduction Challenges

Leading Emission Reduction Challenges: (a) Problems implementing existing climate change policies; (b) Changing peoples’ behaviorCurrent Level of Greenhouse Gas Emissions As member of the EU, France has to respect EU targets for reducing GHG. Under the Copenhagen Accord the EU proposed to decrease emissions by 20%-30% below 1990 by 2020 and by 80%-95% below 1990...

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France Ratification Status

Possibility of Ratification by 2018: Treaty has been Ratified  The Parliament of the French Republic consists of two chambers. The National Assembly (directly elected representatives) and the Senate (senators elected indirectly by representatives and local politicians). Pursuant to Art. 53 of the French Constitution, an international agreement requires the approval of parliament where it concerns peace treaties, trade agreements,...

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