The current GLOBE France chapter was re-constituted on 28 November 2012 following a formal decision of the Conference of Presidents of the Assemblée Nationale Hon. Claude Bartolone.
The President of GLOBE France is Hon. Jean-Paul Chanteguet MP, Chairman of the Committee on Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning of the Assemblée nationale since June 2012. He was elected as a Member of Parliament for the first time in 1988 and consistently reelected since 1997.
The membership of GLOBE France includes MPs from the Conservative, Green and Socialist parties. GLOBE France has decided not to nominate a Board during the current legislature.
GLOBE France Member and Europe Vice-President Hon. Arnaud LEROY MP is the Chairman of the parliamentary working group on climate of the Assemblée nationale. Every Member of Globe France is also a member of this working group which would play an important role in the forthcoming UNFCCC COP 21 which may be held in Paris in 2015.
Annual priorities - 2013
GLOBE France examines draft bills presented by MPs from any party (“propositions de loi”) or from the government (“projets de loi”) on environment-related issues. For the year 2013 the four main legislative priorities are:
- Mining, in the context of a comprehensive reform of the old code in order to enure that public authorities in charge of granting mining concessions to the companies as well as the mining sector consider the impacts on the environment of the industry before launching the activities but also take into account the citizens’ opinion;
- Biodiversity. Since the last bill on nature dates in 1976 President François Hollande considers that it is time to adopt new principles and put in place new tools to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services;
- Energy transition, in the context of the last phase of France's ongoing national public debate on energy transition;
- Green taxation: the next budget draft bill should provide the framework of a new taxation regime which will generate new sources of revenue, reduce environmental pollution and lower the tax burden on some activities.