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Environmental planning is essential to ‘protect purchasing power’, says Elizabeth Bourne

While rising prices are at the center of concern at the start of the school year, Prime Minister Elizabeth Bourne on Tuesday 19 September defended the environmental planning she considers necessary. “Protect your purchasing power”.

“Some fear that the ecological transition will be synonymous with a decline in purchasing power. Rather, it is the transitory absence that will cause it, as we will forever be subject to shocks to prices and thus purchasing power.– said the Prime Minister in front of the National Council of Establishment. “Therefore, protecting purchasing power means phasing out fossil fuels, renovating housing, and moving.” This means controlling electricity costs (…) In a word, it means ecological planning.– added the head of government.

Agriculture, Biodiversity, Construction, Energy, Industry, Transport, Topics: MI Borne detailed the allocation of an additional 10 billion euros that will be used for the ecological transition, seven of which will be spent in 2024.

A request for “much more specific” measures

A subject of tension, the link between ecology and purchasing power was discussed at a meeting with political parties in Matignon on Monday. Several party leaders called “Very Strong Regulation” According to the price of electricity, Matignon.

“The poorest families (…) There are those who pollute the least, but are most affected by pollution.” and that “We are the least equipped to meet this transition”, was emphasized at the end of CNR by Noam Leandry, president of the Alerte collective, which unites thirty-four associations fighting against poverty. He calls for action “very specific” in their favor.

Society representatives requested “Adapted Means” According to Ivan Lubraneski of the Association of Rural Mayors, this transition, while U2P (Union of Local Businesses) Michel Picon called for “time” to fit

In July, the government delayed the presentation of this road map, especially because of the turmoil and changes. The plan promises “very specific” and “very prompt” in order to “Being at a European meeting” on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 55% in 2030 compared to 1990 and “Project towards carbon neutrality in 2050”.

Emmanuel Macron should speak on this topic on Monday, September 27, before presenting the 2024 budget project to the Council of Ministers.

Author: The world with AFP

Source: Le Monde



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