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Over 400 French deputies offset their carbon emissions via GERES

The French National Assembly has decided to commit to climate solidarity, by supporting a development project in Mali, as over 400 deputies are due to travel to Berlin on Tuesday, January 22, in the context of the 50th anniversary of the ‘Elysée Treaty’ on Franco-German cooperation.

The traveling of the entire delegation, made up of deputies and their staff, will generate about 380 tons CO2 equivalent. The President of the Assembly, Claude Bartolone, has then decided to take action and offset the emissions caused by the round-trip. To do so, the National Assembly will support a project conducted in Mali by GERES, through CO2Solidaire, its offsetting platform. The supported program is CEnAO – Climate and Energy program in West Africa.

It has two components:
• professionalizing and developing the domestic energy sector
• facilitating the scaling up of projects through carbon finance

GERES lays the foundations for sustainability of the project, which aims to play its part in combating climate change by fostering the development of resilient, low-carbon economies in West Africa. The support of a project conducted in Mali is a strong message which reminds us that the current polictical situation should engage us to pursue our development efforts there.

The President of the Assembly, Claude Bartolone, has also confirmed that he commits to offset his emissions via GERES and our CO2Solidaire platform, until the end of the legislature.

 

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