Macron supported the idea of changing the constitution of France
The President of the Republic believes that the issue should be considered by both houses of parliament, and then put to a referendum
French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday supported the idea of incorporating new obligations in the country’s constitution aimed at protecting the environment. He stated this when speaking to the participants of the Civil Convention on Climate.
“I agree with the proposals to include obligations in the first article of the constitution to fight for biological diversity and against climate change,” said the French president. He believes that the issue should be considered by both houses of parliament, and then put to a referendum. It will be held in 2021.
“France needs to devote more space to ecology in its economic model,” Macron said. In particular, it is a matter of guaranteeing on this basis greater independence of the country in the field of the food supply.
At the same time, he emphasized that environmental transformations in the country should not lead to a decrease in the pace of economic development. In this regard, the President spoke out against the immediate adoption of a carbon dioxide tax in industry and transport. He also did not support the idea of the Convention to reduce speed on freeways from 130 to 110 km. “We should postpone this discussion for now,” he said.
At the same time, the President considers it appropriate to hold similar Conventions in other areas.