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The Citizen’s Climate Convention (CCC) judged that the government’s consideration of its proposals was largely insufficient, during a series of votes on the six major themes of the measures.

The Citizen’s Climate Convention (CCC) believes its proposals have been largely ignored by the government. A harsh judgment, expressed on Sunday February 28 through a series of votes on the taking into account of the measures contained in its report published in July 2020.

The “housing” theme obtained an average of 3.4 out of 10, “producing and working”, “eating” and “getting around” 3.7 each, “consuming” 4, and the proposals on governance 4, 1, in a series of votes organized during the last session of this convention, an exercise in participatory democracy unprecedented in France.

Of the 150 “citizens” initially drawn, 119 were registered for this final vote, during a session held by videoconference, health crisis requires.

Few of the measurements obtained the average. The reform of article 1er of the Constitution to introduce the fight against climate change, for example, received a score of 6.1.

But the translation of other emblematic objectives of the CCC was harshly judged: “to limit the harmful effects of air transport” obtained 2.8 on average, or the introduction into the law of an “ecocide” offense, lower compared to the Convention proposal, with a score of 2.7.

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Convention members still have to vote to answer four more general questions in the afternoon, taking stock of the exercise.

Emmanuel Macron had decided to create the CCC at the end of the yellow vests crisis, born of a carbon tax on fuels perceived as unfair. Its mission: to propose measures making it possible to “reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% (compared to 1990) by 2030 in a spirit of social justice”.

Started in October 2019, the CCC submitted last June, at the end of a timetable disrupted by the Covid-19, 149 proposals to the President of the Republic, who rejected three of them and undertook to transmit the others “without filtered”.

The government has 75 measures implemented and 71 in the process of being implemented. Some have found a place in the recovery plan or the budget, others in decrees and a quarantine in the Climate and Resilience bill, which will be debated in the Assembly at the end of March.

With AFP


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