The Citizen’s Climate Convention (CCC) severely judged the government’s decisions on CCC’s proposals, with an average of 2.5 out of 10. A blow to the president, who had created this convention from scratch.
Will Emmanuel Macron regret having created a so-called “citizen” climate convention (CCC)? The Theodule committee has just severely assessed the government’s action, seeking to determine whether its decisions relating to the CCC’s proposals would allow it to approach the objective of reducing by at least 40% compared to 1990. “Greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 in a spirit of social justice”. The executive receives an average score of 2.5 out of 10.
Regarding the concrete translation of the CCC measures, none of the six families of proposals (on housing, food, work, consumption, etc.) obtained the average. On the other hand, the government’s wish to go through a referendum to include the fight against climate change in article 1 of the Constitution obtained a score of 6.1 out of 10.
There is bound to be disappointment
On the other hand, the CCC congratulated itself, estimating the majority (at 6 out of 10) that it had been “useful in the fight against climate change” and that “the use of Citizens’ Conventions [était] likely to improve the democratic life of our country ”. 120 registered members out of 150 of the CCC participated in these votes.
“There is bound to be disappointment,” concluded environmental activist and “guarantor” of the CCC Cyril Dion, commenting on the dissatisfaction expressed with regard to government decisions.
The CCC attracted much criticism from the start. Created by Emmanuel Macron in April 2019, shortly before the Europeans, and officially responsible for responding to the yellow vests crisis, the CCC is made up of guarantors like Cyril Dion and members drawn by lot.
One of the first controversies: a support of Emmanuel Macron, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, was drawn randomly to be a member. Faced with the outcry, he declined his participation. The CCC was also called into question for a problem of legitimacy, the assembly having enacted proposals without having received a mandate from the nation.