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C2DS: National energy debate in France

Comité pour le dévelopement durable en santé (C2DS) recently asked the French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault for the creation of an energy renovation fund for hospitals in the frame of the newly announced government’s national strategic plan for hospitals, disclosed in mid-January 2013.

This proposal comes within the scope of the national debate on energy turn, which should lead to a legislative debate later this year. In 2010, France already voted for a law enshrining a national commitment to the environment, known as Grenelle II, where for many articles, out of the 248 adopted, no specific federal grants are foreseen for healthcare establishments.

Olivier Toma, President of the C2DS says ‘reducing energy consumption by 38%, implementing less impacting purchase policies, putting in place sustainable management of waste, improving wellness, employees’ health, the quality and security of Healthcare and improving indoor air quality, won’t be feasible without dedicated financial allocations’. C2DS hopes that its attempts won’t be vain.

Originally posted on 14 March 2013

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