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France: ‘ecological transition’ enters the nation’s labor code, in particular via new roles for works councils
Planet Labor, 10 February 2021, n°12356 -

On 10 February the French government adopted draft legislation ‘to fight climate change and strengthen resilience in the face of it effects’, and which ‘aims to accelerate the transition from (the) development model towards a carbon neutral society, that is more resilient, fairer, and more inclusive’, as is called for by the Paris Climate Accord. The bill covers a variety of fields including consumption, production, travel, housing, food, as well as legal protection for the environment. In terms of labor law, the bill introduces the notion of ecological transition into the role of company works councils.

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