France

Policies

  • Decree n ° 2020-787 of 25 June 2020 relating to purchasers of last resort of biogas
    Executive
    2020
    This decree sets the rules regarding purchasers of last resort of biogas. It aims at supporting biogas producers by making mandatory for gas suppliers who control more than 10% of the market to buy the biogas of producers who ask for a given purchase.
  • Climate Convention report
    Executive
    2019
    Last change in June, 2020
    The Climate Convention is the 150-member strong citizen assembly that came to existence after French President Macron announced its creation on April 25th, 2019, and Prime Minister Philippe sent a mission letter to the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE) to supervise it. On June 21s...
  • Support plan for the automobile industry
    Executive
    2020
    This plan aims at supporting the automobile industry from the economic effects induced by the COVID-19 crisis. Its goals are to renew the French car fleet in favor of clean vehicles, invest and innovate to produce the "vehicles of tomorrow", and support companies in difficulty and protect employe...
  • National Low-Carbon Strategy (SNBC)
    Executive
    2015
    Last change in April, 2020
    Introduced by the Energy Transition Law for Green Growth (LTECV), The National Low-Carbon Strategy (SNBC) is France's roadmap for combating climate change. It provides guidelines for implementing, in all sectors of activity, the transition to a low-carbon, circular and sustainable economy. It def...
  • Decree No. 2020-456 relating to multi-year energy programming
    Executive
    2020
    The multi-annual energy programs (PPE), tools for steering energy policy, were created by the energy transition law for green growth. Following the public consultation which took place from January 20 to February 20, 2020, the new version of the PPE was adopted by decree.The strategy aims at achi...
  • National Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2018-2022
    Executive
    2018
    The National Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2018-2022 (PNACC-2) is France's second adaptation Plan (PNACC-1 covered the period 2011-2015). Its general objective is to implement the necessary actions to adapt by 2050, the metropolitan and overseas French territories to expected regional climate ch...
  • Plan for cycling and active mobility
    Executive
    2018
    This plan aims at strengthening the cycling culture and increase the mode share of cycling in the country. The plan notably defines measures to improve road safety and vows to switch the incentives dedicated to commuting towards cycling. In order to reach its objectives, the government notably c...
  • Hydrogen deployment plan for the energy transition
    Executive
    2018
    This Plan sets the government's vision on how to fastrack the development and deployment of hydrogen in France. The plan targets energy storage, electricity generation in transport, gas networks and CO2 storage. The Plan is organised on three main actions to focus on: 1) Production of hydrogen b...
  • Energy Renovation in Buildings Plan
    Executive
    2018
    The fifth-year Energy Renovation in Buildings Plan, released in April 2018, is the government's strategy to meet the challenge of carbon neutrality and improve the purchasing power. The plan offers tools suitable for housing, tertiary and public buildings.The Plan aims at: 1) creating a guarantee...
  • Decree n° 2015-1491 on the national carbon budgets and the national low-carbon strategy
    Executive
    2015
    This decree modifies the Environment Code in order to define and set carbon budgets. The decree further adopts the National Low-Carbon Strategy (SNBC), which was replaced in April 2020.
  • Climate Plan (Policy framework)
    Executive
    2013
    As envisaged in the Energy Policy Framework (2005), the government has regularly updated the Climate Plan (2004, 2006, 2009, 2011), with the last update published in June 2014, integrating recent EU legislation. The Climate Plan covers nine Action Areas:ʉۢ Transportʉۢ Residential tertiaryʉۢ...
  • Thermal Regulation 2012 (RT 2012)
    Executive
    2012
    The Regulation replaces the Thermal Regulations 2000 and 2005, introducing more stringent regulations of thermal insulation and heating systems. RT 2005 required 15% improvement of thermal efficiency (compared to a building constructed following the guidelines of RT2000) and applied to new build...
  • Bonus-Malus: vehicle CO2 bonus and penalty system
    Executive
    2007
    Following the 'Grenelle of the environment' process, a combined bonus and penalty system was announced to encourage the purchase of low-polluting vehicles. The bonus system applies to new vehicles purchased from 5 December 2007 and is provided as a function of the CO2 emitted.
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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