Tens of thousands of people demonstrate against the climate law


Opponents, who demonstrated Sunday, May 9, believe that the text is very far from the proposals made by the Citizen’s Convention for the Climate.

At the end of March, more than a hundred thousand demonstrators, according to the organizers, had demonstrated across the country against the climate law. A month and a few days later, tens of thousands of demonstrators put the cover back, although the text was widely adopted this week in the National Assembly on first reading. More than 160 events will be organized in more than 150 cities in France, supported by more than 700 associations.

In Paris, the procession set off around 2 p.m. from République to join Bastille via Châtelet. Thousands of people march through the capital. “We are marching to denounce the lack of ambition of the government which refuses to face the ecological emergency, and to unite us in the face of the challenges that await us», Proclaim the associations.

The vagueness surrounding the referendum inscribing the climate in the Constitution, promised by Emmanuel Macron, is not likely to ease tensions. The President of the Republic would have given up modifying the Constitution, according to the JDD which quotes the deputy LREM Pieyre-Alexandre Anglade. Information denied by the Elysee which affirms that “(she) is in no way buried”.

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Inspired by the work of the Citizen’s Convention for the Climate (CCC) wanted by Emmanuel Macron, the government project includes a battery of measures, including the elimination of certain domestic airlines in the event of alternatives of less than 2:30 by train, the creation of ‘an offense of ecocide or the ban on the rental of thermal sieve housing in 2028. This does not prevent environmentalists from considering the text as being “very distant»The objectives set by the Citizen’s Climate Convention. The bill, which will be examined by the Senate in session of June 15 and 29, is also contested by the PS and LFI. Greenpeace speaks for its part of a “missed appointment“.

The main leaders of these parties signed a platform in Release Friday to call for demonstrations on Sunday. “Only 13 of the 149 proposals of the Citizens’ Convention are repeated identically, deplore Julien Bayou and Yannick Jadot (EELV), Jean-Luc Mélenchon (LFI), Anne Hidalgo and Olivier Faure (PS) or Fabien Roussel (PCF). Every day, we deteriorate our planet a little more. Yet our leaders persist in the pursuit of unlimited growth“.

Barbara Pompili, who defends this bill, replies to her detractors that “the justice of the peace, it will be the effects that this law will have on the lives of the French“. “The ecological fight is not over, but with this law, we mark a turning point», Assures in Le Figaro the Minister of Ecological Transition, formerly of EELV. It remains to be seen what the Senate will do, which will examine the text from June 15 to 29 in the hemicycle, after its passage in committee on June 2 and 3.

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