Gabriel Attal announced Wednesday, during a meeting in Mayenne, that greenhouse gas emissions had fallen by 5.8% in France in 2023 compared to 2022, citing a new forecast from the specialized organization Citepa .

This decline comes after a decline of 2.7% over the whole of 2022. In March, Citepa estimated this decline in 2023 at 4.8%. “We have no lessons to learn from anyone in terms of ecological and environmental efficiency,” added the Prime Minister, while the majority list is followed by that of the PS led by Raphaël Glucksmann. 

France intends to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% (-55% net) by 2030 to comply with European commitments, which implies considerably increasing the rate of reductions. By 2050, it aims for carbon neutrality. Faced with the government’s satisfaction, environmental NGOs judge that these declines are above all cyclical (mild winter, economic slowdown, etc.).

Some of them are taking the State to court in a procedure nicknamed “the Case of the Century” to force it to make up for the delay accumulated over the period 2015-2018.