Laurence Tubian and Pascal Canfin. - Jacques Wiitt / SIPA // ISOPIX / SIPA

  • A reshuffle should take place in the coming days, by July 8 according to the Elysee.
  • After the breakthrough of the Greens in municipal elections, it seems that Emmanuel Macron wants to green his government, which will notably have the mission of concretizing the proposals of the Citizen Convention for the climate.
  • The candidates are not legion, but 20 Minutes looked at some profiles.

Will the green wave reach the government? While a cabinet reshuffle must take place by Wednesday, July 8, according to the entourage of Emmanuel Macron, speculation is rife about the future government cast. It should include one or more figures engaged in ecology, after the electoral successes of the Greens at the municipal elections on Sunday and the announcements of the Head of State the next day before the members of the Citizen Convention for the climate. How and with whom could the president green his government? 20 Minutes reviews the main candidates.

A great Green Ministry? Or Matignon?

Would it be a matter of simply appointing an ecological personality to the ministry of ecological transition? Some are considering more ambitious markers, with a large ministry bringing together ecology and agriculture, even a Green Prime Minister. "It would have mouth!" “, Estimates Nicolas Hulot, ex-minister of Emmanuel Macron. It is necessary "  that we have a joint Ministry of Ecology and Agriculture, that it is not under the tutelage of Bercy", he declared this Thursday on France Info. The reshuffle is important, he said: "It is to the government organization that I will see if we are able or not to implement a transition. "

As for potential entrants to the government, the name of Laurence Tubiana is often mentioned. She piloted the Paris climate agreement concluded in 2015, and above all, she co-chaired the Citizen Climate Convention, whose work Emmanuel Macron welcomed on Monday, approving almost all of his proposals. His name was already circulating after the resignation of Nicolas Hulot, then that of François de Rugy.

Two other women politicians are also mentioned: Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet and Barbara Pompili. The first came from the right and was Minister of Ecology under Nicolas Sarkozy, but she converted to the private sector and moved to New York in 2018. The second is a deputy La République en Marche de la Somme and has the advantage of having on his CV an experience of Secretary of State responsible for biodiversity under François Hollande. It recently created an internal ecological current within the presidential party.

Canfin or a figure of civil society?

Pascal Canfin is also part of the “short list”, even if he said Wednesday that he “did not receive” an invitation to enter the government. He was a member of Europe Ecologie-Les Verts, Minister for Development under Holland. In August 2018, he said no to Macron to replace Nicolas Hulot. But in the meantime, the former director general of the WWF France environmental foundation has converted to macronism: he was elected LREM MEP in May 2019 and he chairs the Committee of the European Parliament responsible for the environment. Asked about France Info to find out if he was available to enter government, or if he was too attached to his work as an MEP to consider it, he replied: "It is rather the second scenario. "

As for the very media Daniel Cohn-Bendit, he had been envisaged as a replacement for Nicolas Hulot, in September 2018. At the time, the two men had rejected this option, by mutual agreement. “We made the decision together, with Emmanuel Macron. If you are a minister, you lose your personality. […] This is where we agreed, that it was a false good idea, it was an attractive idea at the start, ”said the former EELV MEP on LCI.

Emmanuel Macron could also appeal to a less political figure, more from civil society, like the boss of Danone, Emmanuel Faber, or the director of Greenpeace, Jean-François Julliard, however very critical of Emmanuel Macron's ecological policy. .


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