Citizens’ climate convention splits on a severe note to the government

Emmanuel Macron during a meeting with the 150 citizens of the climate convention, in Paris, December 14, 2020.

End clap for the citizens’ convention for the climate (CCC). A few minutes before 4 pm, Sunday February 28, the work of the eighth and final session ended with emotion… and the expression of real disappointment. Seventeen months after the start of their mission, in October 2019, the 150 volunteers, drawn by lot, agreed on “The answer to the answer”, either their feeling on the fate reserved by the government to their 149 proposals to make it possible to “Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% (compared to 1990) by 2030 in a spirit of social justice”.

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Regarding their assessment of the government’s consideration of their proposals, the score is harsh: 3.3 out of 10. “Unsatisfactory” according to the scale established for this rating – from 0 to 1 for “very unsatisfactory”, up to 9 to 10 for “very satisfactory”. Worse, on the question mark “To what extent do government decisions on CCC proposals approach the goal” by the President of the Republic, the conventional ones granted a sec 2.5.

“It’s not a surprise, we expected it, explained to World, after the final vote, the Minister of Ecological Transition, Barbara Pompili. They reacted as if the bill were the only basis for the resumption of their proposals, but it is a mistake, their objectives are also found elsewhere. ” The minister also said to herself “Motivated by these votes to take up the pilgrim’s staff to continue to convince”.

The reactions were not long in coming. “All the opinions given confirm it: the copy provided by the government is not up to standard and the climate law will have to pass its oral remedial. The citizens have fulfilled their democratic contract. It is now up to parliamentarians to take up the climate crisis with courage and responsibility in a spirit of social justice ”, judge Pierre Cannet, advocacy director of WWF France.

Greenpeace has awarded a “Donkey hat to the government”. “We cannot ask citizens to get involved for months on such a crucial subject and expect them to adhere to the manipulation that is made of it. », says Clément Sénéchal, climate policy campaigner.

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