Macron’s promise to give up gas, oil, and coal looks ambitious

The re-elected French president did not show strong performance on climate change in his first term. However, in his latest campaign, Macron declared that France will be the first major nation to give up gas, oil, and coal.

  • In the first term, the country had settled at a 40% reduction in emissions until 2030, but currently, it remains off track on its target
  • Recent Ukraine and Russia conflict can push France to reduce reliance on Russian fossil fuels, ultimately reducing the whole consumption of gas, oil, and coal, and the timing too is good to convert to a cleaner and renewable energy

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