Environmentalists criticise French climate plan

France's climate plan launched in 2004 "lacks coherence" and could fail to deliver the country's Kyoto emissions target, 14 environmental groups have warned (EED 26/07/04). Campaigners point to recent cuts in environment agency Ademe's budget. They argue that, in the transport field, the plan should focus on curbing growth in road traffic, rather than boosting biofuel production. The government has been far too lax on electricity generators, which can increase their carbon emissions by 20% per year between 2005 and 2007 under the EU emissions trading scheme, they claim. See report and climate plan.

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