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French pavilion’s theme

French pavilion’s theme must be considered as a continuation of efforts undertaken on the State level to foster

« ENERGY TRANSITION FOR GREEN GROWTH ».

It is to be recalled that the law related to energy transition for green growth accompanied by several action plans must allow France to:

  • Contribute in a more efficient way to the fight against climate change;
  • Reinforce its energy independence balancing different energy supplies sources;
  • Give a major boost to positive ecology that unleashes initiatives.

From this stem long and short-term goals organized around 5 main points;

  • Diversify electricity production and lower to 50% the nuclear share by 2025;
  • Increasing the share of renewable energy use to 32% of final energy consumption by 2030 and to 40% of electricity production;
  • Reduce our greenhouse gas emissions to 40% between 1990 and 2030 and cut our greenhouse gas emissions by three-quarters by 2050. Diversify the energy mix;
  • Reduce final energy consumption to 50% by 2050 compared to 2012;
  • Reduce our total primary energy consumption of fossil fuels to 30% by 2030 compared to 2012.

France is aware that research and innovation are key areas of energy transition, necessary in order to support sectors towards maturity and competitiveness. It relies on a representative Business test Panel in order to bring credible and operational solutions to major energy challenges of the future. Moreover, some of these businesses consider reducing energy consumption and consequently, reducing emission of greenhouse gases meeting the main social challenge of the XXI century in this manner.

All the know-how of large and small energy sector enterprises will be presented at the French Pavilion during the International Specialized Exhibition Astana EXPO-2017. They are gathered around three selected sub-themes that reflect concrete measures related to energy consumption being currently implemented in France.

The concept of French pavilion is built around following sequences (subtopics):

  • “CITY OF THE FUTURE” which brings together companies that have developed a considerable expertise in innovative buildings, intelligent water and air management, recycling, fight against wastage, and intelligent systems.
  • RENEWABLE ENERGIES” this subtopic illustrates the excellence of French technology and the diversity of its expertise in all types of renewable energies: solar, wind, geothermal, etc.
  • “ECO-FRIENDLY MOBILITY”, which will highlight the advances related to the limitation of particle emissions and nitrogen oxides, helping to improve air quality and to protect people’s health.

Moreover, the general Commission of France is willing to bring forward and to promote French culture by organizing different cultural events and conferences, in particular during French national day on June 21st.

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