The Court of Appeal upheld Urgenda's cross-appeal.
Transposing Directive 2014/95/EU requires making some adjustments to the existing texts to ensure compliance with the European rules.
On December 18, 2019, the French Administrative Supreme Court ruled in favor of limiting a hydrocarbon mining permit for climate change reasons.
La Loi crée diverses obligations d'information à objectif environnemental applicables à compter du 1er janvier 2021.
The deadline relates to that last principle.
In what is viewed as a major step toward the country becoming carbon neutral by 2050, the French Parliament has adopted the "Energy-Climate" law, which sets the framework, ambitions, and targets of French climate policy for the next 30 years.
Since the adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2016 and its entry into force, businesses have struggled to adjust to the increasing regulation of emissions
Not well-known but compulsory, environmental taxes apply to all companies doing business in France.
The French government is starting to implement a new "low-carbon label" created by a decree and a ministerial order, both dated November 28, 2018.
The LULUCF Regulation does not set any obligation for private parties, but it may ultimately result in stronger obligations for actors in the LULUCF sector.
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On March 27, 2017, the French Parliament adopted a Law On The Duty Of Vigilance For Parent And Subcontracting Companies.
In France, the legislature never specifically classified emission allowances as financial instruments.
On September 2, 2016, France announced that it would be the first country to issue national "green bonds" starting in 2017.
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Hubert de Vauplane's article "Dette écologique et justice climatique," appeared in the the February 2016 issue of the French publication Revue Banque...
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On 22 October 2015, the Paris Civil Court handed down a judgment concerning environmental exposure to asbestos which could pave the way towards compensation of neighbours of industrial sites.
France considers the agreement that will result from COP 21 in Paris as an essential part of the fight against the climate change.
The Global Pact project is extensively built on existing principles, many of them enshrined in the Stockholm Declaration of 1972 and the Rio Declaration of 1992.
The EU decision follows the ratification by both the United States and China and means that a total of 72 countries have now ratified the Agreement.
The next significant step toward addressing climate change took place on April 22, 2016 in New York, when 175 nations signed the Paris Climate Pact following the agreement reached in Paris in December of last year.
On December 12, 2015, 195 countries adopted the first global agreement addressing climate change.