Climate: have greenhouse gas emissions dropped by 12% under Emmanuel Macron’s five-year term?

THE CHEKING PROCESS – This is what the president-candidate affirmed during his press conference on March 17. Is right ?

THE QUESTION. “Ecology, fight of the century“, assures the site of the Élysée. During the presentation of his program on Thursday March 17, the candidate Emmanuel Macron returned to the results of his mandate. “I try to do what I saydid he declare. I said that we would reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, we did it twice as fast as before: – 12% during this five-year period“. This autosatisfecit does not markthe end of ambition“, he continued, recalling in particular his projects in the field of energy (construction of six nuclear reactors, multiplication by 10 of solar power and installation of 50 wind farms at sea by 2050)“the only mix that allows us to reduce our carbon emissions effectively, quickly and independently”. The candidate also mentioned a strategy “to consume less» with objectives in terms of thermal renovation of buildings and encouraging the purchase of electric vehicles.

Already last month, the President of the Republic assured him: “the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is going twice as fast as before“.

Is this 12% drop announced by the candidate proven? And if so, is it sufficient?

CHECK. If we take into account…

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