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France

TOTAL POPULATION

66.3 million YEAR 2014

CO2 EMISSIONS

303,300 kt COUNTRY, YEAR 2014

3,241,800 kt European Union, YEAR 2014

“A 40% domestic reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.”

PARIS AGREEMENT TARGET

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Afrodita Bojadjieva donated € 10 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Alina Iakovleva donated € 15 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 5 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Abhijit Agarwal donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Zero Waste Event donated € 78 to Promote Public Health in Mozambique through Safe Waste Management . Pub Quiz Event donated € 398 to Provide Eco-Friendly Stoves to Indigenous Guatemalans . Cocktails for the Planet Event donated € 1,594 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Transmodernity Event donated € 113 to Empower and Facilitate the Youth Climate Change Movement in Iraq . Plan A E-Waste Event donated € 172 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Robby Block donated € 500 to Help an Indian Youth Organization Keep the Ocean Clean . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Konstantinos Dimitriadis donated € 5 to Help Build Eco-Friendly Homes for Rural Communities in India . Manon Steiner donated € 15 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Bart van den Heuvel donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Prateek Gogineni donated € 30 to Promote Clean Agroforestry in Rural India . Lluis Mateu donated € 50 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Renato Anselmi Ricci donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,300 to E-waste Race Germany . Kiki Beck donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,500 to E-waste Race Germany . Farah Piryeva donated € 200 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Ruggero Lambertini donated € 75 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Iren Dikova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Luke Farrelly donated € 120 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Andrey Bankovski donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Kalina Zhechkova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Anton Batchvarov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stivian Valchev donated € 35 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Tatyana Mitkova donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . NELIA VATEVA donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Alex Kitov donated € 25 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Ivaylo Vasilev donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Alex Winkler donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Valeriia Muliukova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Francesca bianchi donated € 100 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stephanie van groenendael donated € 40 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Judith de Warren donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . nat Bonnisseau donated € 1 to Empowering Mangrove Women for a Healthy & Resilient Ecosystem . Luke Davis donated € 10 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stanislav Stoev donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 18 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Sara Riva donated € 50 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Luke Davis donated € 5 to E-waste Race Germany .

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CLIMATE SIGNIFICANCE

France is feeling the heat, and its economic activities are too. In summer 2018, three nuclear reactors had to be stopped due to unprecedented heatwaves. In 2015, wine production fell by 20%. Needless to say, that created a reaction. 

France and its territories have numerous natural settings, including tropical ecosystems in its ultramarine regions in the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Caribbeans. French Guyana, located on mainland Latin America holds the record for the best tree cover at 98%. Reunion island, a small island off Madagascar, that is also part of France, has 70% of its land covered by a UNESCO natural world heritage site. 

A mix of regulations and local attachment have preserved the French natural and traditional rural settings. However, this appreciation has clashed with the industrial agricultural model supported by the government and implemented by large-scale agribusinesses. With a third of the EU’s cultivated territory, France is seeing a sharp increase in its land toxicity and signs of soil exhaustion. Initiatives like the ones we support on this platform are working to create a new model of agriculture. 

France has also made the choice to rely on nuclear power to ensure its energy independence. Nowadays, nuclear power represents 72% of the total electricity output of the country. Fossil fuels are down to 11% of the energy mix. Its government has announced plans to bring the part of nuclear power down to 50%, progressively growing its renewable sector.

As the host of the Paris Agreement in 2015, France has made its diplomatic stance clear. Can it transform its words into action and transition to a carbon-free economy? We bet it can, and it can help lead us all to a greener future. 

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DATA INSIGHTS

France is classified as a high-income country by the World Bank. France’s position in the fight against climate change is better understood by looking at its history of carbon emissions and exposure to climate risk. The following plots provide an overview of France’s historic greenhouse gas emissions in perspective with global emission levels, as well as the country’s climate action and sustainability performance.

France Greenhouse Gas Emissions

France’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change since 1990

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France Greenhouse Gas Emissions

France’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change since 1990

France Greenhouse Gas Emissions

France Sustainable Development Goals Index (SDGI)

France’s performance on sustainable development

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France Sustainable Development Goals Index (SDGI)

France’s performance on sustainable development

France Sustainable Development Goals Index (SDGI)
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