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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Environmental performance: Trends and recent developments

This chapter provides an overview of the main environmental trends observed in France since 2000. It describes the progress made and the challenges that France needs to overcome if it wants to continue decoupling environmental pressures from economic growth. It reviews the main economic and social developments, takes stock of changes in economic energy, carbon and material intensities, and measures the steps taken towards the sustainable management of natural resources, including water resources and ecosystems.

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