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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Towards green growth

This chapter assesses the progress made by France in integrating environmental considerations into the economy and promoting green growth. It analyses the use made of taxation and other pricing instruments to achieve environmental targets, and advances in eliminating environmentally harmful subsidies. This chapter also examines spending on environmental protection, investment in sustainable modes of transport, and the promotion of green growth and eco-innovation activities as sources of growth and employment. The final section analyses the international dimension of France’s environmental policy, in particular the inclusion of environmental issues in development co-operation programmes and government support of export credits.

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