France

Law n ° 85-30 relating to the development and protection of the mountain and Law n ° 2016-1888 on the modernisation, development and protection of mountain territories

Legislative
Act; Law
Passed in 2016
This law recognises the mountain as a set of territories whose equitable and sustainable development constitutes an objective of national interest because of their economic, social, environmental, landscape, health and cultural role. The mountain is a source of heritage, environmental, economic and societal amenities.

The law was amended in 2016 to include sustainable development in its key objectives. It was further amended in November 2020 to add climate change mitigation and adaptation as part of its goals.

Documents
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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