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Avantages environnementaux et économiques d'une relance des légumineuses en France. : Point_40_ENG


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Voir aussi Etudes et documents du CGDD n° 15. - décembre 2009. - La relance des légumineuses dans le cadre d'un plan protéine : quels bénéfices environnementaux ? (Voir cote
Cavailles (E). Paris. http://temis.documentation.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/document.xsp?id=Temis-0065749



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DEPARTEMENT OF THE COMMISSIONER -GENERAL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT     No39   anuary  2010                                             
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Highlighted by the Environment Round Table (“Grenelle de l’environnement”), househol consumption of goods and services represents a major challenge in reducing our impact on the environment, in terms of combating the greenhouse effect and moving towards a more energy and resource efficient economy. The development and display of an "environmenta rice", a strong symbolic commitment of the Environment Round Table, will result in the radual availability to consumers of the information on the carbon footprint and othe environmental impacts of their purchases, from 2011. Whilst the goal is ambitious (including an environmental component in consumer purchasing choices and providing the entire production and distribution chain with new indicators shoul in turn intensify their efforts to better eco-design products), the means to achieve this are also important. This applies both as regards the laws and draft laws in progress, and the Partnership work initiated in May 2008 within the ADEME/AFNOR platform, which is dedicate to this subject and now includes more than 300 participants from various stakeholders. With regard to displaying the "environmental price" France has been leading the way since 007 as a result of the Environment Round Table. Today, it is no longer isolated as can be een with the recent increase in national, European and American initiatives. Household consumption, a source of The main contributions of the Environment environmental impacts: Round Table: Industry, agriculture and transport of goods ... produce In terms of sustainable consumption, the com-negative impacts on the environment. The purpose of mitments of the Environment Round Table aim at these activities is to make goods and services making the supply of greener products available to households (Figure 1). Consumption choices are thus essential to support the development·omffoirciea lvlaisbiebllse :pr  esu eht gnitomoing xistof et(ehFN" vnE-noriemen" ntrkmath, e of products that are more environmentally friendly and to guide our society towards more sustainable European Ecolabel, the Organic Farming...) and modes of production and consumption. deenvvierloonpimneg ntal a cnhearwa cteriwstaiyc s ofo f disprploadyuicntgs  As an illustration, the contribution of household ("environmental price") purchases to climate change is, according to various e of Adv si  estimates, between 40% and 70% of the total·Vmeorirfiec actrieodni b(lBeV:O ehciff mrot foef rthe omecchenFre ihw ,)Pb sah hcgnreit  contribution to the greenhouse effect (the rest comes Advertising Self-Regulatory Organization [ARPP], from construction work, housing and passenger transport). The spread of figures between 40% and cplraoimmos tioann do f pIrSoOp o1s4al0s2 1 tor egamrodidnifgy  stelhf e deFcrleanrcehd  70% is basically a result of the parameters employed Consumer Code to ensure the relevance and by the various studies: current consumption of goods accuracy of environmental claims by households or consumption including services·more accessible: extension of tax breaks, (hotels, restaurants, post office, banks, and so on) or establishment of the bonus-malus car scheme and whether or not they include analysis of CO2emissions produced outside France for imported products. These zero-rate eco-loans... estimates include emissions from products throughout The planning act regarding implementation of the their entire life cycle, from the extraction of raw Environment Round Table (the so-called "Grenelle 1", materials until their final disposal after use: so, for Act No. 2009-967 of August 3, 2009) also establishes example, 1 litre of mineral water will produce the right of consumers to "have access to accurate, something like 120g equivalent of CO2while a bar of objective and complete environmental information" chocolate will result in some 250 g equivalent CO2 "to be offered environmentally friendly productsand and a t-shirt will produce around 4 kg equivalent CO2. at an attractive price" (Article 54).
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