Climate: a “green score” to help French consumers


Provided for by the climate and resilience law adopted last August, this “score” aims to measure the extent of the damage caused to the environment by a product or service.

While the challenges of international climate negotiations may give the feeling of going beyond them, many French people would like their consumption patterns to become a lever for ecological transition. But they wonder how to act in the face of sometimes contradictory injunctions. The environmental labeling currently being tested could help them in the future.

Provided for by the climate and resilience law adopted last August, this “score” aims to measure the extent of damage caused to the environment by a product or service. It will be presented in the form of a visual cue that is easy to decipher, and will take into account different types of damage: greenhouse gas emissions, but also damage to biodiversity, soil pollution, air and water, the use of resources… Ultimately, each product will be awarded a rating from A to E (or from 1 to 100), reflecting its environmental impact throughout its “life cycle”

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