France

Climate Convention report

Executive
Policy; Road Map/Vision
Passed in 2020
The Climate Convention is the 150-member strong citizen assembly that came to existence after French President Macron announced its creation on April 25th, 2019, and Prime Minister Philippe sent a mission letter to the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE) to supervise it. 

On June 21st, the Convention voted on the 150+ proposals that were elaborated during previous work sessions to deliver a final report that was sent to the Minister Borne for Ecological and Social Transition. The Convention proposes to organise a referendum with two questions: 1) amend the Constitution to introduce the fight against climate change; 2) create the ecocide crime.

Other measures to be enshrined into law or policy include:
- renovation of existing buildings to improve energy efficiency
- Fight against the artificialisation of soils and urban sprawl
- Guarantee a "less animal and more vegetable" diet, by strengthening the law on equal access to food
- reduce greenhouse gases emissions from agriculture
- rethinking of trade policy to include climate considerations
- Display the carbon footprint of products and services
- regulate advertising to curb overconsumption
- reduce the use of private cars, road freight, and reduce maximum speed on highways
- upgrade the car and plane fleets
- transform production
- incentivise the private sector further to reduce its GHG emissions

The link to the full report will be made available once it is public.

Documents
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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