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The President of France wants to add climate targets to the constitution

The President of France wants to add climate targets to the constitution
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 French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a referendum on increasing the fight against climate change and the need for conservation in the French Constitution. 

Speaking on Monday to a civic group tasked with making proposals on climate change issues, Macron proposed a constitutional change that required a parliamentary vote, followed by a referendum. 

He acknowledged that France was not doing enough to meet its climate-related commitments aimed at curbing global warming. 

France has lost its national goals set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement and the country has delayed many of its efforts until later this year.

“Should we do more? Yes, ”Macron said in an interview that lasted about four hours with a French forum. European Union leaders, including Macron, agreed on Friday to strengthen the continent's 2030 goals to reduce greenhouse gases from 40 percent to at least 55 percent compared to 1990 levels.

"We need to move forward, and that work is very urgent," Macron said. U.S. President-elect Joe Biden promised on Saturday to join the Paris climate agreement on the first day of the presidency, as world leaders held a five-year-old international agreement aimed at curbing global warming.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed with modifications to the text.)

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