Environmental Law Article L229-25

Last updated: 7 December 2023

This law requires private legal entities with over five hundred employees, those in overseas regions with over two hundred and fifty employees engaged in specified activities and certain public entities employing more than two hundred and fifty people, including the State, regions, departments, metropolises, urban communities and municipalities with over 50,000 inhabitants, to establish a greenhouse gas emissions inventory.  

These entities must also create a transition plan outlining objectives, means and actions to reduce emissions, publicly disclosing both the emissions inventory and the transition plan. Updates are required every four years for some entities and every three years for others. The law provides exemptions for certain private entities and allows integration into territorial climate-air-energy plans. It outlines electronic submission requirements, data usage for statistical studies and empowers the administrative authority to impose fines, not exceeding €50,000 and up to €100,000 in case of recurrence, for non-compliance. 

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