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In June 2023, the French government released a draft CCUS strategy for consultation with industry.In its strategy, the government outlines carbon capture targets for France that include:4 to 8.5 million tons of CO2 captured a year by 2030 15 to 20 million tons of CO2 captured a year by 2050 an extra 10 million tons of CO2 captured a year in non-industrial sectors...


On February 24th, 2023, the French Prime Minister presented a plan for the future of transport. 100 billion euro are to be channeled onto the sector by 2040. The plan mostly focuses on rail. Its main objective is to create suburban train networks in ten to twelve metropolises across the country.


This strategy aims at achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 through sectoral policies to enhance energy efficiency, reduction of final energy use and a reinforcement of production from renewable sources.

Legislative Process

France has a bicameral parliamentary system where legislative power belongs to the National Assembly and the Senate. The last election for the National Assembly was held in 2017, the next is scheduled for 2022. The Senate is elected indirectly by Members of Parliament and local representatives. Statute legislation may be proposed by the Council of Ministers or by Members of Parliament; the majority of bills are currently proposed by the government.

There is a strict separation between laws and regulations. Laws determine general principles and rules in domains explicitly set out in the constitution, such as civil rights, nationality and crime. They must be voted on by the Parliament and can be blocked by the Constitutional Court if it finds that the law goes against the Constitution. In this case, the law must be modified and voted on again, or abandoned. Regulations can establish rules out­side of the law’s domain or specify more precisely how to implement laws. Regulations do not need to be voted on by the Parliament.