MEP Europe Ecology-the Greens, Yannick Jadot was not convinced by the meeting between the President of the Republic and the members of the Citizen’s Convention for the Climate, Monday.
Emmanuel Macron he reassured yesterday evening on its ecological ambitions and the suspicions of “unraveling” of the 150 proposals of the Citizens’ Conventionenne?
YANNICK JADOT. Macron’s bluff fell in the face of the commitment of the members of the Convention. It was an opportunity for him to initiate the ecological turn of his five-year term which, at this stage, shows more regressions than progress, whether in building, energy, biodiversity, agriculture. It was not up to the very precise work of the citizens, responding with a mixture of self-satisfaction, of “we will see”, of referral to the European level, which marks a continuity in this five-year term lost for ecology and absolutely not a break. He missed his exercise.
The president insisted on the fact that the ecological measures must be “acceptable” for the French, that the current crisis must be taken into account. Do you hear these arguments?
No, because the good sense of this Citizens’ Convention was precisely to systematically articulate the necessary transitions with social justice and employment. Take the themes of food vouchers, thermal renovation, transport. Very clearly, the President of the Republic appears more sensitive to the arguments of the lobbies than to this common sense. Never have citizens been so aware of the ecological imperative, never is the economy so ready to change: this road, the president does not want to follow. He’s probably the best at slogans, but the truth is, we’re heading towards a five-year procrastination and renunciation.
What do you think of the referendum announced to include climate protection in the Constitution?
In principle, this is something that I support, because it can allow public policies to meet more demanding criteria on the environment. But the Senate will have to approve this referendum. Here again, Emmanuel Macron refers to others the action he does not initiate. And then, I obviously regret that this occurs at the end of the five-year term. We cannot help seeing it as an electoral campaign instrument, a communication tool, which is dramatic in view of the stakes.
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