In January 2000 the French government released the National Programme to Combat Climate Change elaborated by the Mission Interministérielle sur l'Effet de Serre, MIES (Inter-ministerial Mission on Climate Change). The Programme presents a set of 96 measures designed to comply with the French commitments to 2010.
It identified three categories of measures:
-- Regulatory measures, standards, incentives: these traditional measures would avoid 7 Mtc of GHG emissions.
-- Fiscal measures such as carbon/energy taxes which will result in a 6.7 Mtc emissions reduction (including the reinforced impact of traditional measures).
-- New infrastructure development over the long-term from which the impact in 2010 is assessed around 2.2 Mtc.