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Climate litigation: The French Supreme Administrative Court enjoins the State to demonstrate the validity of the greenhouse gas emission reduction trajectory (Cne de Grande-Synthe)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Although the sectional judgment commented on here does not directly concern the activity of the regulatory authorities, it demonstrates that the stakes involved in climate change and, more broadly, in climate litigation, are likely to affect the activity of all public authorities, particularly in the regulation of the energy and transport sectors. This decision is all the more interesting in a context marked by the announcement of a constitutional revision project aiming to include environmental protection in the text of the Constitution itself, in addition to the Charter of the Environment. In this case, the municipality of Grande-Synthe and its then

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Emmanuel Guillaume, Rémi Ducloyer, Climate litigation: The French Supreme Administrative Court enjoins the State to demonstrate the validity of the greenhouse gas emission reduction trajectory (Cne de Grande-Synthe), 19 November 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 100580, pp. 202-204

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