Greenhouse gas emissions will fall by 5.8% in France in 2023, announces Gabriel Attal

This decline comes after a decline of 2.7% over the whole of 2022. France intends to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030.


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The Cordemais thermal power station in Loire-Atlantique, March 14, 2023. (LAETITIA NOTARIANNI / AFP)

For the second year, broadcastsGreenhouse gases have fallen in France. At a meeting in Mayenne for the European elections, the Prime Minister announced, Wednesday May 22, in person, the figures provided by Citepa, the organization which establishes each year a national inventory of greenhouse gas emissions and atmospheric pollutants .

“We have had (…) the final figures for CO2 emissions in 2023. They have actually fallen in France by 5.8%”, welcomed the Prime Minister. This decline comes after a decline of 2.7% over the whole of 2022. In March, Citepa estimated the decline in 2023 at 4.8% based on preliminary data. “We have no lessons to learn from anyone in terms of ecological and environmental efficiency”added Gabriel Attal, while the majority list is closely followed by that of the Socialist Party led by Raphaël Glucksmann.

This drop remains below the objectives set by Paris. France aims to reduce its emissions by 50% (-55% net) by 2030 to comply with the commitments of the European Union climate plan and to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

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