France

Laws

  • LAW n ° 2020-105 of 10 February 2020 relating to the fight against waste and the circular economy
    Legislative
    2020
    This law was passed to tackle waste in all  sectors and foster circular economy. It also transposes certain clauses of the EU Circular Economy Package and of the EU Directive 2019/904 on plastic pollution.Article 13 of this law amends article 6 of Law No. 2004-575 of June 21, 2004 for Confidence ...
  • Mobility orientation law on transport (LOM)
    Legislative
    2019
    This law is a vast document setting out France's legal strategy on the future of its transport sector. It has four objectives: 1) Get out of car addiction, 2) Accelerate the growth of new transport modes, 3) achieve the ecological transition, and 4) Schedule investments in transport infrastructur...
  • Finance Law 2020, 2019, 2018 and Second Rectifying Finance Law for 2017
    Legislative
    2017
    Last change in December, 2019
    Carbon taxation: The budget law sets a trajectory for the carbon component of domestic consumption tax rates for the 2018-2022 period, with a more ambitious objective than that set by the law on the energy transition. Thus, the value of the carbon component of the tariffs for these taxes is set a...
  • Law n° 2019-1147 on Energy and the climate
    Legislative
    2019
    This law is France's framework document on climate and energy matters. The law notably enshrines into law the objective of carbon neutrality for 2050 and sets a number of quantified objectives for the energy sector. It is an extensive document amending the Energy Code, the Environment Code, the G...
  • ELAN law on housing and decree 2019-771
    Legislative
    2018
    The ELAN law on the evolution of housing, development and digital world is an extensive document that aims to build more housing, simplify standards, protect the most fragile and put energetic and digital transitions in the service of the inhabitants. The document notably aims at enhancing the en...
  • Law no. 2017-1839 on the end of exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons and diverse dispositions related to energy and the environment
    Legislative
    2017
    The law no. 2017-1839, voted in its final version on December 19th, 2017, and published on December 31st, 2017, modifies a number of articles from the French mining code and imposes an end to all activities of exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbon fossil fuels on the French territory, inclu...
  • Law no. 2015-992 on Energy Transition for Green Growth (Energy Transition Law)
    Legislative
    2015
    The framework Energy Transition Law and its related action plans are designed to give France the means to diversify its energy mix and enhance its actions contributing to tackling climate change. It covers a large scope of economic activities and brings in binding energy targets for transport, ho...
  • Farming, forest and alimentation Framework Law No. 2014-1170
    Legislative
    2014
    Sets outs the main targets and policies for the national agriculture and forest policy. This law offers guarantees for agriculture and forestry sustainable management, including compensation for forestry cuts. The Act recognises the carbon sequestration function of forests as well as their contri...
  • Grenelle II
    Legislative
    2010
    This law specifies the Grenelle I objectives in order to facilitate their implementation. Energy - supply-side policies: Better linkage of renewable energy to the main energy network Support and administrative facilitation for wind power Incentives for solar power Regulation of experimental carbo...
  • Grenelle I
    Legislative
    2009
    In 2007, the French government established six working groups gathering state and non-state actors to address ways to redefine France's environment policy. The proposals were put to public consultation, leading to a set of recommendations presented to the French parliament in early 2008. One work...
  • Energy Policy Framework (POPE, No. 2005-781)
    Legislative
    2005
    This law, adopted after two years of public debate, defines the objectives and orientations of France's energy policy (energy security, competitive energy market, fight climate change, manage demand, diversify sources of supply, develop new technology). The bill states that tackling climate chang...
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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