Protected Carbon in France

Affected Areas

These protected areas in France contain current or planned fossil fuel projects. Oil, gas, and coal extraction in protected areas harms their natural value while contributing to climate change.

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • Affected Area
  • Oil & Gas
  • Bassin d'Arcachon et Cap Ferret
  • Oil & Gas
  • Dunes Du Cap Ferret
  • Oil & Gas
  • Estuaires Picards Et Mer D'Opale
  • Oil & Gas
  • Etangs de la Champagne humide
  • Oil & Gas
  • Fort de Haguenau
  • Oil & Gas
  • Forts dunaires de la Teste-de-Buch
  • Oil & Gas
  • Gâtinais Français
  • Oil & Gas
  • Landes De Gascogne
  • Oil & Gas
  • Massif de Fontainebleau
  • Oil & Gas
  • Tte de Canyon du Cap Ferret
  • Oil & Gas
  • Zones humides de l'arrire dune des pays de Born et de Buch

Extraction Data

This table shows a summary of potential emissions from fossil fuel extraction projects in protected areas in France (including projects that are currently extracting, planned or idled).

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • Fossil Fuel Quantity
  • CO2 Quantity (MT CO2e)
  • Oil & Gas
  • 48.32 MMBOE
  • 20.23
  • Coal
  • 0.00 MT
  • 0.00
  • Combined
  • 20.23

Deposits Data

This table shows a summary of potential emissions from fossil fuel deposits under protected areas in France. Many of these are not yet the target of any industry activities and could more easily become part of a non-extraction policy.

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • CO2 Quantity (MT CO2e)
  • Oil & Gas
  • 6.35
  • Coal
  • Data not available yet
  • Combined
  • 6.35

Early Warnings

This table shows untouched protected areas that have planned carbon extraction projects, along with their respective startup dates.

  • Affected Area
  • Startup Date
  • Tte de Canyon du Cap Ferret
  • 2048
  • Estuaires Picards Et Mer D'Opale
  • 2052
  • Massif de Fontainebleau
  • 2084

Profiting Companies

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • Profiting Company
  • Oil & Gas
  • D3Petroleum
  • Oil & Gas
  • French Government
  • Oil & Gas
  • GeoPetrol
  • Oil & Gas
  • International Petroleum Corporation (IPC)
  • Oil & Gas
  • MAREX
  • Oil & Gas
  • Maurel and Prom
  • Oil & Gas
  • Moore Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Neptune Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Open acreage
  • Oil & Gas
  • TotalEnergies
  • Oil & Gas
  • Vermilion Energy

Sources

  • Protected Areas: UNEP-WCMC and IUCN, Protected Planet: The World Database on Protected Areas. October 2023.
  • Oil & gas extraction: Rystad Energy, U Cube Upstream Oil and Natural Gas Solution. October 2023.
  • Coal extraction: Global Energy Monitor, Global Coal Mine Tracker. October 2023.
  • CO2 equivalencies: Kühne, Kjell, Big numbers for bold activists: A quick method for estimating potential emissions of fossil fuel projects. Energy Research & Social Science, Volume 79, September 2021.
  • Reserves & resources: German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), German and Global Energy Supplies. 2021.

Disclaimer

This page was created using the best data available. Despite this, errors and omissions are likely. Please contact our team with any errors or confirmation requests you may have. Further information on sources and methodology is available on our data page.