Last Thursday, January 26, the very first Ecological Planning Council was held at the Elysée. The President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron, following the advice, published a video on social networks, summarizing the situation. This video clip takes up many of the codes of the world of new generation social networks, which may seem disconcerting coming from the Head of State. But see for yourselves:

In short, its main message is: the efforts of the last few years have paid off, but more effort will be needed in the next 8 years to have a chance of meeting the targets set by the government for the year. 2030, a reduction of nearly 140 million tonnes of emissions compared to our current emissions. The President also underlines the fact that, during the last 5 years, the reduction has been made twice as quickly. A nod to all those who have strongly criticized him for his inaction on climate change, one might think.

At the beginning of his filmed presentation, Emmanuel Macron presents the different emission centers in France. Unsurprisingly, transport comes first, estimated to represent 30% of emissions. Next, industry and agriculture, each representing 19%, followed closely by construction at 18%. Energy production represents only 10% of greenhouse gas emissions in France. The last pole is that of waste, responsible for 3% of emissions.

The most effective measure according to our president would be to continue the conversion of the French car fleet to electric, by supporting individuals through aid such as the ecological bonus. Maximizing the use of public transport is also part of its strategy: improved networks and services should be put in place. As for the other emission hubs, various ambitions have been formulated.

One of the poles of emission, although a minority, remains energy. We should therefore collectively reduce our consumption, all the more so given the electricity shortage situation that has been watching us for several months now. The French seem relatively inclined to make efforts, although differentiated according to the activities concerned, as reported by Le Parisien. Discover below the predispositions of the French to various efforts contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gases, according to a survey* carried out by Odoxa for France Bleu.

*Survey carried out on a sample of 1,005 people representative of the French population aged 18 and over, and questioned by internet on January 18 and 19, 2023.