In France, lower house approves proposal to add climate protections to constitution

16 March
National Assembly of France (photo credit: graham chandler/flickr)
National Assembly of France (photo credit: graham chandler/flickr)
French members of parliament on Tuesday threw their support behind legislation that could enshrine climate change protections in the country's constitution. French President Emmanuel Macron has promised to hold a public referendum on the new constitutional clause if it passes both houses of parliament. [ . . . ] The legislation would be the first step in adding the following line to article 1 of the French constitution: "The Republic guarantees the preservation of biodiversity and the environment and fights against climate change."
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