France is too slow to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions
France will have to continue its efforts to respect the national low carbon strategy (SNBC) and the objective of carbon neutrality in 2050.
A satesfecit was granted by the High Council for the Climate (HCC), an independent body created at the end of 2018, on the French drop in greenhouse gas emissions with 1.9% decline in 2019 and 9% in 2020. But the pandemic contributed to these good results, and an 8% rebound was noted in the first half of the year by the Technical Reference Center for Atmospheric Pollution and Climate Change (Citepa). Efforts must therefore be stepped up to comply with the national low carbon strategy (SNBC) and the objective of carbon neutrality in 2050. And the European cap of 55% reduction in 2030, which replaces the 40% target set by the France. “The efforts that remain to be accomplished will be the most difficult to initiate,” notes Corinne Le Quéré, president of the HCC.
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In electricity, France is a good student in Europe, thanks to the share of nuclear (67%) and the increased weight of hydroelectricity in 2020, according to RTE (electricity transmission network). The latter presented