In a self-portrait video posted on social media on Saturday, French President Emmanuel Macron requested questions from the public about what France could do to combat climate change and biodiversity.
Thousands of responses poured in very rapidly. A few were angry or questioned his sincerity, but there were also pointed inquiries concerning nuclear power, sea pollution, and subsidies for fossil fuels.
Macron promised to respond to the queries beginning the following week at the U.N. climate conference beginning on Sunday in Egypt.
He read a letter from a viewer questioning why he doesn’t declare an “environmental state of emergency” in the video. The letter, which he described as the issue of our time, “prompted me to ask questions about what we are doing about this ecological challenge,” he claimed.
Macron made addressing climate change challenges a primary goal when he first took office, but he has faced harsh criticism for not making enough noticeable changes.
According to his office, Macron will speak about climate-related financing, preserving forests, Africa’s Great Green Wall, and other climate adaptation measures at the COP27 talks in Egypt on Monday.
Additionally, he is anticipated to discuss the value and difficulty of upholding climate promises as Europe experiences an energy crisis due to Russia’s conflict in Ukraine.
The Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh will host the climate talks from November 6 to 18, expected to attract more than 120 world leaders.
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, will host the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference from November 6 through November 18, 2022. The Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, or COP27, is the name by which it is better known. It is expected that more than 90 heads of state and diplomats from 190 nations will attend, and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will preside.
Since the 1992 signing of the first U.N. climate agreement, the meeting has been conducted yearly. Governments utilize it to reach a consensus on measures to stop the rise in global temperature and prepare for its effects.
Richard Pearshouse, the organization’s environmental director, claimed in October 2022 that Egypt had threatened to interfere with global severe climate action by putting the nation’s independent environmentalists behind bars before COP27. “Human rights vs. climate action is a false debate; it’s not either/or,” he asserted. “To effect change, we need people on the streets, independent environmentalists and human rights advocates, strategic litigation, and independent courts.” Along with encouraging other nations to contribute technology to fight climate change and natural catastrophes, India has sought clarification and a definition of climate finance.
The conference will be off on November 7 and 8 with a World Leaders’ Summit. The first week will feature debates on climate financing, decarbonization, adaptation, and agriculture. Gender, water, and biodiversity are expected to be covered in the second week. An event on accelerating climate change action in Africa will be hosted by Senegalese President Macky Sall, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, and French President Emmanuel Macron.
Since 2017, French politician Emmanuel Macron has held the position of president of France, making him a co-prince of Andorra. Before taking office, he held the position of Finance Minister (Minister of Economics, Industry, and Digital Affairs) from 2014 to 2016.
President François Hollande made Macron one of his top advisors shortly after he was elected in May 2012 by appointing him as the deputy secretary-general. In August 2014, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls appointed him Minister of Economics, Industry, and Digital Affairs. In this capacity, Macron promoted several policies that were beneficial to business. In August 2016, he announced his resignation from the ministry and began his campaign for the 2017 French presidential election. While a Socialist Party member from 2006 to 2009, Macron stood for office under the banner of En Marche!, a pro-European, centrist political movement he started in April 2016.
On April 24, 2022, Macron defeated Le Pen in the second round of the 2022 election. Since Jacques Chirac in 2002, he is the first president to be elected to a second term.
Paris Climate Agreement
The French ambassador who oversaw the U.N., Laurent Fabius, Keeps in mind that even the most beautiful declarations are meaningless if specific and prompt policies and measures do not accompany them. These 2015 climate negotiations led to the Paris climate agreement pleaded to those gathered in Egypt on Saturday.