Memphis Daily News Chandler Reports Nashville Ledger
» Subscribe Today!
The Power of Information
Home
The Ledger - EST. 1978 - Nashville Edition
X
Skip Navigation LinksHome > Article
VOL. 43 | NO. 25 | Friday, June 21, 2019

French govt slammed over pollution, slow climate response

Print | Front Page | Email this story

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron sees himself as a global climate crusader but even a watchdog that he created says his government is lagging on its promises to the planet.

The High Council for the Climate issued its first report Tuesday night on the French government's climate policy, saying measures are "too weak" and "insufficient" to meet Macron's own goals of slashing emissions by 2050.

The government promised action within six months. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said climate policies should be "amplified, given the urgency to fight against climate destabilization, whose effects we are already feeling" — referring to a heat wave currently hitting France and other European countries.

The report came the same day as a landmark court ruling holding the French state responsible for failing to rein in health-damaging pollution.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & RSS:
Sign-Up For Our FREE email edition
Get the news first with our free weekly email
Name
Email  
TNLedger.com Knoxville Editon
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 0 0
MORTGAGES 0 0 0
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 0
BANKRUPTCIES 0 0 0
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 0 0
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0