OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: France 2016

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OECD Environmental Performance Reviews provide independent assessments of countries’ progress towards their environmental policy objectives. Reviews promote peer learning, enhance government accountability, and provide targeted recommendations aimed at improving countries’ environmental performance, individually and collectively. They are supported by a broad range of economic and environmental data and evidence-based analysis. Each cycle of Environmental Performance Reviews covers all OECD member countries and selected partner countries. The most recent reviews include: Spain (2015), Brazil (2015) and Chile (2016).

This report is the third Environmental Performance Review of France. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on energy transition and biodiversity.

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Energy transition: Towards a low-carbon economy

This chapter examines the progress made by France in integrating energy and environmental policies. It analyses changes made to the strategic, institutional and legislative framework in order to meet national and supranational energy and climate targets, and presents the 2015 Energy Transition for Green Growth Act. It highlights changes in energy supply and demand and the main environmental impacts thereof, especially in terms of greenhouse gases and atmospheric pollutants. The chapter also analyses the effectiveness of measures designed to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency, the cost of support schemes and the importance of integrating European networks. Measures to fight against energy poverty are also covered.

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