Monitoring Europe's fossil fuel subsidies: France

Briefing papers
September 2017
Leah Worrall and Matthias Runkel
Infographic: France provided over €7 billion a year in subsidies to fossil fuel use in transport - with over 30% of this for polluting diesel use.

This country brief and accompanying data sheet compiles publicly available information on subsidies to fossil fuel production and consumption in France between 2014 and 2016.

The study shows that France is falling behind in meeting its commitment to phase-out this support by 2020, as pledged by the European Union and its Member States.

This is a background briefing paper to the report Phase-out 2020: monitoring Europe's fossil fuel subsidies and provides a baseline to track progress on the phase-out of fossil fuel subsidies in France as part of the global transition to clean energy.