— The High Council on Climate (HCC) is an independent body established by the Decree of 14 May 2019. It is tasked with issuing advice and recommendations to the Government on the implementation of public measures and policies to reduce France's greenhouse gas emissions, in keeping with its international pledges – in particular the Paris Agreement and target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Its purpose is to provide independent, neutral insights on government policy and its socio-economic and environmental impacts. Chaired by French-Canadian climate scientist Corinne Le Quéré, it is made up of thirteen members selected for their expertise in the fields of climate science, economics, agronomy and the energy transition.
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The HCC publishes annual reports on France's greenhouse gas emissions and on whether it is on track to meet its emissions reduction targets. These analysis-based reports assess current and planned policies and measures and make recommendations.

The HCC also publishes a report every five years to support the development of France's National Low-Carbon Strategy and put its commitments and action in light of those of other countries.

The High Council on Climate delivers independent recommendations and advice on setting and meeting France's carbon budgets and climate change policies.

— The High Council on Climate delivers independent recommendations and advice on setting and meeting France's carbon budgets and climate change policies.

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The High Council on Climate monitors France's progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and meeting carbon budgets in line with its emissions reduction trajectory and international commitments.

— The High Council on Climate monitors France's progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and meeting carbon budgets in line with its emissions reduction trajectory and international commitments.

Members
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Corinne Le Quere Chair

Corinne Le Quéré (Chair) is a French-Canadian climate scientist. She is a Royal Society Research Professor of Climate Change Science at the University of…

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Michel Colombier

Michel Colombier is Scientific Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), Director of the Energy and Environment…

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Sophie Dubuisson-Quellier

Sophie Dubuisson-Quellier is Research Director at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Deputy Director of the Centre for the Sociology…

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Alain Grandjean

Graduate of the École polytechnique and Ensae with a PhD in environmental economics, Alain Grandjean is the co-founder and member of Carbone 4, an independent…

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Marion Guillou

Marion Guillou is a State Advisor on special service and member of national and international boards of directors (French Institute of International Relations/IFRI,…

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Céline Guivarch

Céline Guivarch is a research director at the École des Ponts and economist at the International Centre for Research on the Environment and Development…

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Jean-Marc Jancovici

Jean-Marc Jancovici has been working in the field of climate science since the early 2000s. He is a founding partner of Carbone 4, an independent consulting…

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Benoît Leguet

Benoît Leguet is Managing Director of the Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE), the think tank on the economy of the energy transition founded by Caisse…

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Valérie Masson-Delmontte

Valérie Masson-Delmotte is a researcher in climate science (Research Director at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission/CEA) at the…

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Magali Reghezza-Zitt

Magali Reghezza-Zitt holds an aggregation (the highest teaching qualification in France for secondary education) in geography and a PhD in geography and spatial…

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Katheline Schubert

Katheline Schubert is Professor of Economics at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Associate Chair at the Paris School of Economics. Her work…

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Jean-Francois Soussana

Jean-François Soussana is a Research Director and Vice-President at France's National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), where he was previously…

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Laurence Tubiana

Laurence Tubiana is President and executive director of the European Climate Foundation (ECF), chairs the Board of Directors of the Agence Française de Développement…

The High Council on Climate’s role is to conduct independent analyses in the fields of climate science, economics and public policy.

— The High Council on Climate’s role is to conduct independent analyses in the fields of climate science, economics and public policy.

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