France

Overview

Fully involved in the international climate change negotiations, France will support actions than can accelerate, on-the-ground, the necessary move towards low-carbon economies and sustainable pathways.

By joining the Coalition, France will further work towards ensuring more coherence between its clean air and climate agenda, and pursue, both at the national and international level, ambitious actions on short-lived climate forcers.

Domestic activities

France is committed to reducing its methane and HFCs emissions, as part of its commitment under the Kyoto Protocol. France also has undertaken activities to improve methodologies, and work towards building a national inventory for black carbon emissions. France’s cities are also very active on reducing methane emissions from landfills.

International activities

France is very active at the international level through its cooperation agency, the French Development Agency (AFD). Current projects include, for example, methane capture in landfills in Uzbekistan and Palestine; support for a program that would allow 400,000 households access to improved cookstoves by 2017 in east Asia and west Africa; and deployment of improved biodigestors in India and Mali.

France has been actively promoting the issue of energy access, and launched together with Kenya the Paris-Nairobi Climate Initiative, a global partnership aiming at securing universal access to clean energy in Africa and countries most vulnerable to climate change. Among the many objectives, this initiative will act to prevent inefficient uses of biomass, responsible for substantial emissions of black carbon, by substituting inefficient traditional practices for cleaner modern energy services.

More information

CCAC Mid-term Review Survey

Since its launch with six country partners and UNEP in 2012, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) has grown rapidly to now encompass 46 state partners and 54 non-state partners by January 2015. In order to help formulating a common vision and strategy to scale up actions locally and globally the Coalition is undertaking a small-scale midterm review between January and April 2015. The results of the review will inform the development of the five-year strategic plan for the Coalition, 2016-2020.

Included in the methodology of this mid-term review is an online survey addressed to all Coalition Partners, CCAC actors, initiative implementers and other stakeholders outside the Coalition. The survey is open until 5 FEBRUARY 2015, and all answers are anonymous.

We welcome you to take the next few minutes to submit your answers by clicking on any of the links to the right. You may take the survey in either English or French.