After a period of adaptation since its promulgation on August 22, 2021, the French Climate and Resilience Act will see many of its provisions come into force this year.
As of January 1, 2023, the energy performance criterion will be included in the definition of “decent housing” and the most energy-intensive housing will no longer be available for rent. The housing considered as energy strainers will also be subjected from April 1st to an energy audit in addition to the existing energy performance diagnosis.
The ban on the use of polluting vehicles in the ten or so urban areas that exceed the air pollution thresholds will also apply this year.
The regulation on carbon neutrality claims in advertising also comes into force in 2023: it is now mandatory to prove any carbon neutrality advertising claim in an easily accessible way. This measure officially considers greenwashing as a misleading commercial practice.
The system of greenhouse gas emissions assessments (BEGES), which requires organizations to regularly produce a public GHG emissions report, is evolving: since January 1, it has been mandatory to take into account all of the organization’s significant indirect emissions, in addition to its direct emissions and indirect emissions associated to the energy consumed.