“It will be much more complicated than separatism …” blows an LREM deputy. After this regal text, the executive puts on the table another big (and hot) issue: the “climate and resilience” bill. Resulting from the work of the Citizen’s Convention for the climate – one of the responses to the yellow vests crisis – this text with 65 articles (on transport, housing, consumption, etc.) will be the last environmental law of the five-year term. A major theme for the presidential election of 2022, already the subject of heated debate. Suffice to say that the stake is not slim for Emmanuel Macron, whose record in this area remains criticized.
The Minister of Ecological Transition, Barbara Pompili, does not expect to advance on a path of roses. “These are sensitive, politically delicate subjects. It does not pass like a letter in the post ”, she confided to us not long ago. He has already had to face close discussions within the government, the offensive of the lobbies.
“Without filter”, really?
Pompili enters the match by praising “an ecology which knocks on the door of the French”. This is what it will advance Wednesday when it presents the bill in the Council of Ministers, also showing its desire to “issue a maximum of decrees” by the end of the five-year term.
However, he will have to respond to the “gap” (according to a Walker) between the final result and the promise to take “without filter” the proposals of the Convention. And succeed in arguing that “this text will despite everything record great progress”, says the deputy LREM Jean-Charles Colas-Roy.
However, skepticism is already being heard in the Economic, Social and Environmental Council, an opinion of which pinpoints the “inadequacy” of the text. Or through the voice of Nicolas Hulot. “Not up to the stakes,” pounded in Le Monde the one who slammed the government door with a bang in 2018. “He wants to go faster, further, stronger. Me too, but if we don’t take a certain number of constraints into account, that won’t work, ”Pompili retorts.
Pass of arms, too, with Matthieu Orphelin who, upwind, took out his calculator. This Monday morning, the environmentalist deputy (ex-LREM) will present the results of his study estimating that “with five measures of the convention which were not retained by the government, the impact of the law could be multiplied by nearly of four ”. To which the ministry replies that the effects of certain measures, such as the carbon score of products or environmental education, are not “quantifiable”.
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An additional thorn, the recent condemnation of the state deemed “responsible” for failures in the fight against global warming. On “the period from 2015 to 2018”, retorts Pompili in The JDD this Sunday, “in 2019, we reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 1.7%, against the 1.5% set in our strategy”. The proof, according to her, that “the measures taken” until then by the government “pay”.
“An ecology of compromise”
While the text is expected in mid-March in committee in the Assembly, some of the LREM deputies are already working to strengthen it, in particular on the regulation of advertising, the food check, the mobility package. Her entourage said the minister “very open to those who want to do more” but stresses that “there are also deputies who will find that it goes too far on certain things, including in the majority” where different lines coexist. This, by recalling “the lessons of the carbon tax”, which triggered the crisis of yellow vests. Not to mention the economic crisis, which is hitting hard on many affected sectors. “
“We are in an ecology of compromise, realistic, concrete results”, defends Jean-Charles Colas-Roy. It remains to explain and convince. During the debates on the text, but also in the perspective of the 2022 presidential election.
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr