Elected in December at the head of the environmental party, the new national secretary underlined Thursday during her wishes to the press, that 2023 was "a key year".

"We see that climate change is going much faster than expected. It's something that is quite distressing," she added.

"What we want in the coming weeks is for people to get up, for their pensions and for the climate," continued Marine Tondelier.

"Everyone has their place in this movement, the unions have their place, the political parties have their place and the environmentalist family (...) is working to bring these two movements together: the movement for social rights, pensions, and the climate movement".

She repeated that EELV was not calling for the January 21 march against the pension reform, supported by La France insoumise, but "only on the dates organized by the unions", explaining that she had "trust in them to mobilize the living forces".

She also indicated that her party supported the next strike calls by the CGT-Pétrole.

"The French are penalized every day, and it's not by the CGT-Pétrole".

Marine Tondelier also explained that beyond the social struggles, her party would launch a "states general" at the end of January, with "months of work in the field, months of debates", with the French and in particular the classes popular that "we failed to convince in the presidential election".

"They have to explain to us why it does not speak to them" ecology, to "build with them the" future movement of political ecology ".

Finally, she wondered about the words of Brigitte Macron, who "yesterday, made an exit on the uniform to say that it is a very good public policy, the day before the day when the National Rally poses this text in his +doghouse+".

"I find that the dikes are giving way one by one, it's extremely worrying," she said.

"I don't know what they are playing, but I know what they can lose and above all what we can all lose."

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