What is the Climate and Resilience Law and What Are Its Impacts?
The Climate and Resilience Law, also known as Law No. 2021-1104 of August 22, 2021, is a French law adopted as part of the French government's efforts to combat climate change and strengthen the country's resilience to its impacts.
The Climate and Resilience Law, also known as Law No. 2021-1104 of August 22, 2021, is a French law adopted as part of the French government's efforts to combat climate change and strengthen the country's resilience to its impacts. It is an integral part of France's climate strategy to achieve its objectives in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and transitioning to a more sustainable economy. Here are the main provisions and objectives of the Climate and Resilience Law:
Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction: The law sets ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in France, with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. It establishes intermediate targets for emissions reductions in key sectors such as transportation, buildings, and agriculture.
Energy Renovation of Buildings: The law aims to accelerate the energy renovation of buildings in France by setting energy consumption reduction targets and providing financial incentives to encourage property owners to undertake renovation work.
Sustainable Transportation: The law promotes the development of sustainable transportation by encouraging the use of public transport, cycling, carpooling, and electric vehicles. It aims to reduce dependence on fossil fuels in the transportation sector.
Biodiversity Protection: The law strengthens biodiversity protection measures in France, including the establishment of protected areas and increased regulation of natural resource exploitation.
Circular Economy: It promotes the circular economy by encouraging reuse, recycling, and waste reduction. The law also imposes restrictions on the use of certain single-use plastic products.
Climate Responsibility: The law introduces the principle of "climate responsibility" to encourage companies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and consider climate issues in their activities.
Citizen Participation: It promotes citizen participation by providing for public consultations on important environmental issues and encouraging public awareness of climate issues.
Adaptation to Climate Change: The law enhances the country's resilience by developing climate change adaptation plans to address climate risks such as floods, heatwaves, and droughts.
The Climate and Resilience Law was developed following the work of the Citizens' Convention on Climate, which brought together randomly selected citizens to formulate proposals to combat climate change. It aims to implement these proposals and make France a key player in the transition to a more sustainable and resilient economy."