Appaling environmental politics in France

Here we go. The only debate of the French Presidential elections have come and gone. Sunday, Mr. Sarkozy and Hollande will be either reelected or elected as the President of the sixth world economy.

During nearly three hours, none of them have mentioned environmental issues. Peak oil occurred during the last Presidential mandate, but both candidates are acting as if there would be cheap oil for ever and ever.

The next five years are absolutely critical in mitigating climate change AND averting the worsening economic recession because of higher oil prices. Do they care ? It doesn’t seem so.

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Environmental and energy issues are absent of French elections

2012 is an election year for France as we will elect our President in May and our Representatives in June. And so far, I have to regret that little to nothing has been said about the energy and environmental crises we are currently experimenting. I am absolutely stunned of how little to nothing is said … Read more

Environment in the French Presidential elections of May 2007 – Part 2

Well, I got to admit that the environmental question was this month almost completely skept by all major parties. Now the debates are more on unemployment and the purchasing power than on anything else.

The environmental question was in my prior post the sixth (6th) topic of interest for the French. According to this month’s poll (published by Le Figaro on February 19th, made for Le Figaro, RTL and LCI), the environmental question is now behind the unemployment, the purchasing power increase, the social protection, the fight against poverty, the improvement of teaching and the insecurity problem.

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Environment in the French Presidential elections – Part 1

In May 2007 the French people, me included, will vote for a new President for five years. As I am French and very committed to environment, I decide from today on to write a series of articles on this topic and its place in the forthcoming elections. Every month until May, I will continue this … Read more

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