With a new President France is taking a look back at the progress accomplished 5 years after after the national push towards sustainability. The Minister of Economy, Delphine Batho, asked for 30 indicators to track the improvements made in protecting the environments. The indicators ranged from green house gas emissions to recycling and energy efficiency (picture - courtesy of Le Monde newspaper).
The report was developed ahead of the conference on the environment to take place in Paris mid-september. Like many other countries, France is dealing with the realities of trying to support industrial growth while transitioning to an eco-friencly economy. Overall, the report gives a B- ("can do better"), and highlights areas where more progress must be made to meet the 2020 goals.