Carbon emissions reporting for public transport operators in France

In France, carbon reporting has been compulsory since December 2012 for private sector organisations with more than 500 staff; public sector organisations with more than 250 staff; regional, sub-regional and local authorities with more than 50,000 inhabitants; and central government.

This information is publicly available and updated every three years. Organisations are also required to publish a summary of their action plan to reduce carbon emissions for the three-year period. French reporting guidelines require organisations to use national emission factors for electricity use. Since October 2013, all transport providers (public transport as well as car rental, flights or freight) have also been required to provide information to their customers on the amount of CO2 emitted for their journey.

Fig. 49 – View of the environmental information for passengers in Paris, RATP