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France

Official name: 

French Republic

Country income: 
High-income economies
UNFCCC Annex 1 status: 
Annex 1 Party to the Convention

France (2013)

Energy profile
  • Velib

    Type: 
    Product

    Bike-sharing ideally complements private and public means of transportation on short distances. It unburdens the traffic in the city centres and improves the attractiveness of public transportation. Over the past few years, bike-sharing has become increasingly popular all around the globe.

    Vélib' is a large-scale public bicycle sharing system in Paris, France. Launched on 15 July 2007,  the name Vélib' is a portmanteau of the French words vélo (English: "bicycle") and liberté ("freedom").

  • Thermal desalination

    Type: 
    Product

    Multiple-effect distillation (MED) is the low temperature thermal process of obtaining fresh water by recovering the vapour of boiling sea water in a sequence of vessels, (called effects) each maintained at a lower temperature than the last. Because the boiling point of water decreases as pressure decreases, the vapour boiled off in one vessel can be used to heat the next one, and only the first one (at the highest pressure) requires an external source of heat.

  • Climate-Smart Insurance

    Type: 
    Product

    The Climate-Smart Insurance, in its experimental phase, has been developed by the CGIAR and is currently implemented in India, in collaboration with Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) and HDFC Ergo General Insurance Company Limited. It aims at enhancing the farmers' adaptive capacity to weather-related  risks. It is an agricultural insurance which encourages farmers to use Conservation Agriculture (CA) technologies/practices.

    Potential Improvement: protecting farmers against weather-related risks

  • 4R Nutrient Stewardship - Indonesia

    Type: 
    Product

    4R Nutrient Stewardship provides a framework to achieve cropping system goals, such as increased production, increased farmer profitability, enhanced environmental protection and improved sustainability.

    To achieve those goals, the 4R concept incorporates the:
    Right fertilizer source at the
    Right rate, at the
    Right time and in the
    Right place

  • Climate-Smart Village - Haryana (India)

    Type: 
    Product

    Climate-Smart Villages (CSVs) are sites in which researchers from national and international organisations, farmers’ cooperatives, local government leaders, private sector organisations and key policy planners come together to identify which climate-smart agriculture interventions are most appropriate to tackle the climate and agriculture challenges in the village. The idea is to integrate climate-smart agriculture into village development plans, using local knowledge and expertise and supported by local institutions.

  • Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)

    Knowledge partner
    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration: 
    Relation to CTCN: 
    Knowledge Partner

    The Climate and Clean Air Coalition is a voluntary partnership of governments, intergovernmental organizations, businesses, scientific institutions and civil society organizations committed to protecting the climate and improving air quality through actions to reduce short-lived climate pollutants. These pollutants, which include methane, black carbon, tropospheric ozone, and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), are powerful climate forcers. Some are also dangerous air pollutants that significantly contribute to premature death and chronic illness globally.

  • When circular economy works hand in hand with social inclusion

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 26 December 2017
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    Description of the project:

  • District Energy Initiative - United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

    Knowledge partner
    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration: 
    Relation to CTCN: 
    Knowledge Partner
  • European Wind Atlas: France

    Type: 
    Publication

    This wind resource map shows resources at 50 meters above ground level for four different topographic conditions, including sheltered terrain, open plain, coastal and hills and ridges. The greatest resources appear to be near the Mediterranean Sea coast, and the second greatest resources are near the English Channel and northern Atlantic coast.

  • The Response by Flexibility on Electricity Project

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 29 October 2013

    This recorded webinar covers the Response by Flexibility on Electricity, a Smart Grid research project that is a part of France’s Investments for the Future program. This webinar provides an overview of Reflexe and discusses the key findings from the project, which is aimed at implementing a Smart Grid pilot for three and a half years in France's Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

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