Greenhouse gas emissions down 5.8% in France in 2023, announces Gabriel Attal

Greenhouse gas emissions down 5.8% in France in 2023, announces Gabriel Attal
Greenhouse gas emissions down 5.8% in France in 2023, announces Gabriel Attal

Greenhouse gas emissions fell by 5.8% in France in 2023 compared to 2022, a figure better than expected, Gabriel Attal announced Wednesday during a meeting in Mayenne, estimating that he had not “lessons to learn from anyone” in ecological matters.

“We have no lessons to learn from anyone”

“We received the final figures for CO2 emissions in 2023 from Citepa (an organization specializing in these emissions, Editor’s note). actually fell 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.

Target of a 50% reduction by 2030

France intends to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% (-55% net) by 2030 to comply with European commitments, which implies considerably increasing the rate of reductions. By 2050, it aims for carbon neutrality.

Faced with the government’s satisfaction, environmental NGOs judge that these declines are above all cyclical (mild winter, economic slowdown, etc.).

Some of them are taking the State to court in a procedure nicknamed “the Case of the Century” to force it to make up for the delay accumulated over the period 2015-2018.

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