High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development


Kun Siang Lee

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Topic A: Sustainable Energy

It has been said that the world runs on oil and coal. Yet this cornerstone of continued human progress is also the foundation for numerous intractable conflicts, as well as the source of environmental pollution which threatens our very future. France believes that sustainable energy is essential to ensuring energy security in countries, and to ameliorating our environmental impact.

France laid out its roadmap to sustainable energy in its National Renewable Energy Action Plan of 2014. Sustainable energy is the bedrock of France’s energy security strategy - from being heavily affected by the 2009 energy shortage as a result of Gazprom’s halting all natural gas exports to Europe, France is currently the European Union’s second-largest producer and user of renewable energy...