France has responded to multiple requests from environmental organizations and introduced a ban on fossil fuel advertising.
This applies to all petroleum-based energy sources, energy obtained by burning coal and carbon containing hydrogen, while natural gas is exempt from the ban until June 2023.
According to the US-based Climate Accountability Institute, fossil fuel companies are among the biggest carbon polluters and make millions in profits promoting the sale of coal and gas.
Calls for a ban on fossil fuel advertising have been growing louder in the world in recent years. Last year, Greenpeace and 20 other environmental organizations called for a ban on fossil fuel advertising across the European Union.
The advertising ban in France was covered by a climate law passed by parliament in August 2021, which aims to enforce stricter regulations to reduce energy consumption and promote sustainable energy measures.