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The French mining and metals industry is committed to the climate



No respite in the fight against climate change. French companies in mining, steel and metallurgy, which are major emitters of greenhouse gases, updated an agreement with the government on Thursday. They undertake to continue their efforts in exchange for financial support under the recovery plan. As part of the national low-carbon strategy, the industry as a whole must reduce its CO2 emissions by 35% by 2030 compared to the 2015 level. This is in addition to the 45% drop achieved between 1990 and 2018.

The Mines & Metallurgy sector represents a quarter of the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions, specifies the Minister of Industry Agnès Pannier-Runacher. Decarbonization is therefore a fundamental issue to ensure the future of this sector, which is essential to our strategic autonomy. Producing in France reduces our overall climate footprint because our main competitors have a much less favorable carbon footprint.

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