Party to the Convention: Yes
Party to the Protocol: Yes
UNFCCC Status: Annex I
2020 Reduction Target: 20-30% (1990), collectively with EU.
2050 Reduction Target: 80% (1990)
Fast-Start Pledge: $1,697M (€ 1,260M)
National Communication: Fifth National Communication


Nuclear is Drying out in France – Nuclear faces an extreme drought
Since the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster in Japan, things have continued to get worse for nuclear world-wide. In the past months, Germany and Switzerland decided to phase-out the... Read more
“Paris Invented” under Global Warming Scenario
Many people think of climate change in the mode of skepticismor despair, but a group of architects called Collectif et Alors has teamed with the Mairie de Paris to introduce another response: opti... Read more
Local Actions on climate change: France in Focus
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been lauded in the past years as one of the driving forces behind the EU’s increasing goals to combat climate change.  He has also championed talks to try to al... Read more
France Invests in Low-Carbon Technology Development
In August, the French government launched a major renewable energy investment programme.  The new programme is dubbed <<démonstrateurs énergies renouvelables et chimie verte,>> which tr... Read more
France has prepared for positive Bonn outcome
France has been a leading nation in climate change negotiations in the recent past. French President Nicolas Sarkozy called for a national carbon tax on global-warming pollutants. Generally, he reco... Read more