At the national level, the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) is involved in the production and coordination of data with the statistical departments of the various French administrations. [2015], Public policies' key documents (2012-2016), The High Council for Food, Agriculture and Rural Areas – CGAAER, Directorate General for Food (DGAL) Activity Report, the Ministry of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forestry in action, Implementing the Paris Agreement. The 2000s have seen the development of several tools to promote understanding of the French environment. [2016] In July 2016, France presented its report on the implementation of the SDGs (.pdf) at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), alongside 21 other volunteer States (China, Colombia, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Madagascar, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Norway, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Uganda and Venezuela). Two years after the adoption at the United Nations of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, it is time to take stock of the first steps of France’s mobilization to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). [2015] Sustainable Development, The financial aspect is a critical part of negotiations in the lead-up to COP21 in Paris, which will set the overall framework to eliminate climate change in the post-2020 period. This growth of urban areas has created a corresponding need for mobility. The implementation of regional plans to protect the atmosphere[6] in large cities has helped to improve air quality. France supports an integrated and balanced approach to the three objectives of the SE4ALL Initiative. Relevant and appropriate information is emerging such as the idea of the environmental footprint, which provides a clear illustration of pressures on the environment. This website has limited functionality with javascript off. The proportion of protected marine areas in the waters under French jurisdiction went from 0.1% in 1980 to 2.4% in 2012. Sustainable Development, The notion of security has evolved in response to major changes in the international order. In 2012, organic farming accounted for 3.8% of the total agricultural area. [2016], Agriculture must be a solution to meet the challenge of climate change [2015] Above all, they were aware of the extraordinary chance afforded by the Paris conference. Create economic and social value at our hubs and destinations. People all over the world have grasped the scale of the threat to our existence. The five pillars of sustainable development. That is why sustainable development education at all levels and innovation are central to development policies. Transport, Starting from January 1st, 2013, the decree of December 4th, 2012 allows road haulage vehicles with more than 4 axles to run with a gross vehicle weight between 40 and 44 tons on the French national territory. The French government is also seeking to reduce environmental inequalities. France welcomes the result reached in Nairobi thanks to strong efforts by the French and Europeans. If you have forgotten your password, The solutions proposed by associations, businesses and regional authorities during COP21 demonstrate that the process of change within our societies is irreversible. 770 0 obj <>stream 731 0 obj <> endobj [2015], This publication, through its structure and choice of topics, aims to inform as wide a readership as possible about climate change, its mechanisms, causes and effects, as well as the international schemes that have been established to limit them. To integrate sustainability in its business and operations, the Group works alongside all of its stakeholder groups on four key priorities: environment, customer experience, responsible human resources and local development. As such, it contributes to the development of economic sectors by fixing their operating rules. Thanks to this performance the Group retained its listing on FTSE4Good Index Series and on the Vigeo indexes (World 120, Europe 120, Eurozone 120, France 20 and Ethibel Sustainable … The national strategy of ecological transition towards sustainable development ensures the consistency of public policies and facilitates people’s ownership. h�bbd```b``����`r�d� �L�A$k�d� �|�,�b��`>�0�Dv�����`Ӵ��;�&��H���`��w�$� �g�J&��Y q�V��� ��S Agriculture, The core tasks of the ministry of agriculture, agrifood and forestry. Thus, phosphate levels in rivers have fallen by almost half since 1998, due to better urban-wastewater treatment and less use of phosphate-containing fertilisers. At the same time, an extra €400 million will be allocated to the most fragile countries in the form of bilateral grants. Well, these problems don’t only affect Marseille but France as a whole. %PDF-1.6 %���� It would have been impossible to adopt the Paris Agreement without such strong commitment on the part of both Nations and civil society. The National Council for Development and International Solidarity (CNDSI) and the National Council for the Ecological Transition (CNTE) are the two preferred forums for liaison on the implementation of the SDGs. Work to map public policies in relation to the SDGs needs to be undertaken, to enable the policies of each ministry to be viewed through the conceptual matrix provided by all the SDGs. EEA Plone KGS 20.10.13. Sustainable Development, The Action Agenda is already taking shape in 2016, the year in which France holds the presidency of the Conference of Parties: we are working with our partners to finalise an operational calendar, and will be producing regular progress reports to ensure that the commitments we have made are honoured. The quantities of municipal waste collected per inhabitant every year have increased by 25% since 1996, reaching 600 kg in 2011. Our roadmap is clear for the next 15 years and my Ministry will play a central role in implementing this program in France". For references, see www.eea.europa.eu/soer or scan the QR code. As a pioneer in this field, and fully aware of the importance of the issues at stake, our country had already embarked on this process in the 1990s, by formalising just such a method: the "Landscape atlas method - identification and description" (Méthode pour des atlas de paysages, identification et qualification). Friends of the Earth France is a non-profit environmental and human rights network, independent from any religious or political influence. France. Remedial measures are being implemented in a variety of sectors (management of contaminated sites and soils, preservation of water resources intended for human consumption, noise abatement, and prevention of air pollution). These tools are available to private individuals, businesses and the regions, enabling them to take concrete action. 14 October 2020 16:20 Effective indicators and evidence base. While air quality has improved on average by 20% from 1990 to 2012 (largely as a result of a decrease in sulphur dioxide emissions) the threshold levels for protection of public health for certain pollutants (ozone, fine particulates, and nitrogen dioxide) were exceeded at one measurement station in ten in 2012.