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US News French Missing Climate Protection - "Ambition"

02:15  10 may  2021
02:15  10 may  2021 Source:   dw.com

Climate judgment of the Federal Constitutional Court: Greens calling for action by Andreas Scheuer

 Climate judgment of the Federal Constitutional Court: Greens calling for action by Andreas Scheuer For the Federal Government, the judgment of the Federal Constitutional Court is at the same time about her climate law »swatter and wake-up call," say the Greens. Factions Vice Krischer now sees the Minister of Transport in the duty. © Chris Emil Janssen / Imago Images / Chris Emil Janßen The Greens see the climate judgment of the Federal Constitutional Court, above all Federal Traffic Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU) in the duty.

He said progress had been made at the Climate Ambition Summit, co-hosted by the UK, the UN and France, marking five years since the Paris accord was adopted. More than 80 world leaders including China’s Xi Jinping, the European commission president Ursula von der Leyen, and Pope Francis Campaigners agreed with Sharma’s assessment that the summit had not produced sufficient clear new commitments to fulfil the Paris agreement. Tim Gore, head of climate policy at Oxfam, said: “The Climate Ambition Summit lacked real ambition . World leaders must step up in the next 12 critical

French President Emmanuel Macron says he’s pushing ahead with a plan for a referendum on including a reference to environmental protection in the constitution -- although there’s little chance it could go through before the end of his mandate. He is facing criticism from opponents and green activists for what they describe as a lack of ambition in his environmental protection policies, despite a repeated pledged to “make the planet great again” when Donald Trump was the U.S. president. Demonstrators in Paris called for more ambitious measures against climate change on Sunday.

The French National Assembly recently approved the draft for a climate protection law, which does not go far enough many citizens. Tens of thousands of them therefore pulled it to the protest on the streets.

Klimaschutzdemo (in Paris) © Martin Bureau / AFP / Getty Images Climate Protection Demo (in Paris)

In France, tens of thousands of people demonstrated against the government's climate protection policy that demonstrated them "missing ambition". According to the organizers, around 115,000 people participated in the nationwide rallies, almost half of them in the capital of Paris.

The draft for a new Climate Protection Act had been approved by the French National Assembly last Tuesday at first reading. He goes decisively on proposals of a citizen climate convention, the President Emmanuel Macron had launched.

Friedrich Merz brakes in the revision of the climate protection law

 Friedrich Merz brakes in the revision of the climate protection law According to the judgment of the constitutional judges, the Federal Government wants to improve the climate protection law nor in this legislative period. CDU man Merz pleads for a longer reflection time. © Jonas Güttler / DPA In the fight against global warming, the time urges. In his judgment from Thursday, the Federal Constitutional Court realized that the reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions must be regulated for the time after 2030 more concrete .

(Bloomberg) -- French President Emmanuel Macron says he’s pushing ahead with a plan for a referendum on including a reference to environmental protection in the constitution -- although there’s little chance it could go through before the end of his mandate. A referendum could be a risky political gamble for Macron ahead of the 2022 presidential election. He is facing criticism from opponents and green activists for what they describe as a lack of ambition in his environmental protection policies, despite a repeated pledged to “make the planet great again” when Donald Trump was the U.S

Becoming " climate neutral" means reducing greenhouse-gas emissions as much as possible but also compensating for any remaining emissions by removing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, using natural or artificial processes. But President Biden pledged to return the US to the Paris Agreement and make the fight against climate change a top priority of his administration. His special envoy on climate change, John Kerry, tweeted President Biden was "restoring America's credibility and commitment" and the world "must and will raise ambition " to


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Disappointment About Macron

The template provides for the ban of certain domestic flights, inter alia, if a corresponding train connection exists, whose travel time does not last longer than two and a half hours. In addition, the offense of an "ecozidal" should be created, if knowingly heavy and permanent the health, the flora, fauna or the quality of the air, the water or the soil is damaged.

Emmanuel Macron: Tut er im Kampf gegen die Erderwärmung genug? © Thomas Padilla / Maxppp / dpa / Picture Alliance Emmanuel Macron: Does he do enough in the fight against global warming?

Especially far-reaching suggestions such as reducing the speed limit on highways from 130 to 110 kilometerskilometers were discarded. Many members of the climate convention therefore expressed themselves disappointed with Macron. They also fear that a climate referendum provided by the President will not take place. This should be tailored to whether climate protection is anchored in the French Constitution. However, there are reservations in the Senate dominated by the opposition.

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German-American ClimateIplomatia in Berlin .
The US Climate Office John Kerry has spoken with German government officials on international climate policy. It was about the costs and security issues. © Odd Andersen / AP Photo / Picture Alliance Meeting under Coronal Conditions in Foreign Office: John Kerry and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (r.) "The USA are back as a partner in the fight against global warming," said the Foreign Office after a meeting John Kerry's with Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Berlin.

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