Heat wave: Belliard (EELV) regrets "emergency measures" for lack of prevention

Heat wave: Belliard (EELV) regrets "emergency measures" for lack of prevention


Paris (AFP)

David Belliard, head of Europe Ecology list The Greens for the municipal in Paris, regretted Thursday that one is "still in the emergency measures" to fight against the heat wave, "in particular in term of information".

"We are still in the emergency, we have peaks of pollution, heat waves, and we react rather than warn, rather than prepare, especially in terms of information. there has been a lot of traffic jams, "he said on Sud Radio.

This poses, according to him, the question of "30 years of inaction: we have not done enough to get the cities out of the car, any individual car".

"Public transport should offer a quality of service that is not really at the rendezvous," he lamented.

"What is the region doing when we should have at least free transport?", He continued about the Ile-de-France. "Let's make free transport during periods of pollution spikes".

For the president of the EELV group at the Paris Council, France is "not up to the task" to meet the major climate and environmental challenges.

"There have always been heat waves, the problem is their frequency," he says: "Will we be able to continue living in Paris in 20 or 30 years when it will make peaks of 50 degrees? "

? 2019 AFP

ref: france24