26/092005 - The need to manage pollution, natural resources and biodiversity in France continues to be a major challenge. The OECD Environmental Performance Review of France highlights the effectiveness of the environmental policy pursued by France, but also focuses on the need for better integration of environmental concerns into sectors such as energy, transport and agriculture. The review puts forward 49 recommendations with the aim of strengthening the initiatives under way in the field of sustainable development in France.
Some of the steps recommended to improve environmental protection are as follows:
The Review’s conclusions recognise the significant results achieved in many areas:
These Conclusions and Recommendations are those of the OECD’s second Environmental Performance Review of France and are part of a regular series of environmental performance reviews conducted by the Organisation for all its Member countries. The report examines in detail the progress made by France in implementing the OECD Environmental Strategy for the First Decade of the 21st Century, and assesses the extent to which the country has achieved its objectives as set forth both in its national legislation and in international agreements.
For further information on the OECD environmental performance reviews, journalists are invited to contact Helen Fisher (Tel. + 33 1 45 24 80 97) or the OECD's Media Relations Division ( Tel. + 33 1 45 24 97 00).
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