Landscape of climate finance in France, 2016 Edition
Investments are made in three key areas of the energy transition
The 2016 Edition of the Landscape of Climate Finance tracks up to €32bn of climate investment in 2014. This corresponds to approximately 10% of all material investment that occured in France in 2014. From this total:
- €12.8 was invested in energy efficiency, mainly in the building sector
- €6.5bn was invested in renewable energies
- €10.6bn was invested in sustainable infrastructure, such as railways and mass urban transport
An additional €2.1bn went to the nuclear sector.
Since 2013, the stability of overall investments hides variations in end-uses
Between 2011 and 2013, investments increased by €2.3bn to reach €32bn. This amount remained stable in 2014 and 2015. This overall stability, however, hides variations in the different end-uses.
- After a 50% increase from 2011 to 2013, investment in sustainable infrastructure declined through 2014 and 2015.
- Meanwhile, investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy increased by 14% and 10% respectively, contributing to the overall stability of investment
59% of investment is made by households and private companies
- Households invested €9.5bn in favour of climate mitigation in 2014. Most of this investment was made in the building sector.
- Private companies, including special purpose vehicles (SPVs), invested €9.6bn or 30% of total investment in favour of climate mitigation in 2014.
However, public-driven finance represented 55% of the total of investments. This includes instruments used by public institutions to support and finance private project developers.
Find below the documents related to the study:
- Executive summary
- Slide pack (coming soon)
- Full report (forthcoming in January 2017)