Decarbonizing Europe – France

What are France’s plans to become more sustainable?
Find out in our project Decarbonizing Europe

When presenting the France relance program, France aimed “to become Europe’s first major decarbonized economy by achieving carbon neutrality.”  France relance is a €100 billion worth plan of investments to revive French economy after the pandemic. €40 billion of this budget are financed by the EU – as Paris submitted its Recovery and Resilience Plan –  with over half of this sum for climate goals. Despite being the second-largest country per population in the union, France’s emissions per capita are relatively low. The reliance on nuclear power is the main reason to explain that. More nuclear plants will come in the next years, as well as hydrogen investments. Mobility and energy efficiency of buildings are some other priorities of the French Recovery and Resilience Plan. Are you curious about how France is planning to decarbonize? Read more in our stories below.

How much did France emit in 2019?


Greenhouse gas emissions per capita in the EU


Less greenhouse gas emissions per capita than the EU average

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All the stories about France in this project: