All energies must now be mobilised to respond to the Covid-19 epidemic and its human, economic and social consequences. The effects of the epidemic, which are currently manifesting themselves in a significant drop in greenhouse gas emissions due to the sudden and sharp economic slowdown, are also questioning our current modes of production and consumption in the longer term and confronting them with the challenges of the climate emergency.

At the end of 2019, eight independent administrative or public authorities, including the French Competition Authority (Autorité de la concurrence), began working together to compare their approaches to climate challenges. They set out in a joint document the need to take into account the urgency of climate change in defining and carrying out their missions and describe their levers for action.

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