France: overtaken by the climate issue, the executive seeks to green the tone
Emmanuel Macron will bring together all the actors from the departments affected by forest fires in order to reflect on the "model of prevention and fight against fires" in France, announced the Elysée, Sunday August 14, 2022, confirming information from the Sunday newspaper (JDD).
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Firefighters, pilots, reinforcements from overseas territories and the European Union, farmers and elected officials... Once the fires are out, Emmanuel Macron will receive all the actors from the departments affected by the fires this summer in France.
He made it known to the
Journal du Dimanche
Objective for the Head of State, currently on leave in the Var: to show that he is following the situation and that he remains in control.
Besides, he is not the only one.
Heat wave, drought, fires ... "
There can not be more evidence of global warming
," reacts an environmental senator.
And in public opinion, the idea has been infused that it has an impact immediately
”, adds an elected LR.
Impossible then for the executive to be absent.
With farmers or firefighters, the government has increased field trips since the beginning of August.
At a time when the French have to restrict themselves in water, and perhaps this winter in energy, the State knows that it must be irreproachable.
So the image, at the end of July, of ministers' cars, left with the engine and air conditioning on in the courtyard of the Élysée, made more than one in the majority jump.
And even if the photo of Emmanuel Macron in a jetski during his vacation does not make the buzz expected by some in the opposition, the executive wants to show that the environment is at the heart of his concerns.
At the end of the week, Matignon therefore summoned the press to talk about his “acceleration of renewable energies” bill, expected at the start of the school year.
Without making any announcement.
Because, as for purchasing power, Elisabeth Borne will have to
negotiate with parliamentarians
Fires: Emmanuel Macron will bring together all the actors at the Élysée https://t.co/MVfDcUNvv5 pic.twitter.com/Xb6F3G0FJ3
– The JDD (@leJDD) August 14, 2022
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