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Emmanuel Macron

Climate warning

Ditch Fossil Fuels or Risk Drowning French Fields and the Planet in Turmoil

France's pledge to end fossil fuel subsidies for farmers at COP28 was a beacon of hope, but your recent decision to backtrack throws a bucket of cold water on that promise. While I understand the pressure from farmers, clinging to outdated fuels is akin to clinging to a burning raft amidst rising seas.
The science is unequivocal: continued fossil fuel use is the architect of our climate crisis. Heatwaves, droughts, and floods – these are not distant threats, but harsh realities for French farmers already. Ignoring this reality and propping up polluters is not just an environmental betrayal, it's an economic one.
Think of the fertile French lands succumbing to desertification, the olive groves withering under relentless heat, the vineyards ravaged by erratic weather. These are not dystopian visions, but the very real future your decision cultivates.
The transition away from fossil fuels won't be easy, but it's not insurmountable. Invest the saved subsidies in renewable technologies, sustainable practices, and support for farmers during this shift. This isn't just about honoring a pledge; it's about safeguarding France's agricultural future, its rural communities, and its very identity.
Ditch the fossil fuels, embrace sustainable solutions, and lead France towards a future where its fields flourish, not drown.

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  • Kevin

    7 w

    World leaders need to honor promises that they make in these large summits. They have a penchant of speaking big but developing cold feet when it is time to act

    • George Kariuki

      7 w

      France has the potential to be a leader in climate action. I urge them to recommit to their pledge, embrace sustainable solutions, and invest in a future where French fields flourish, not drown. #NoMoreFossilFuels

      • Jane Wangui

        7 w

        The government and other non-governmental organizations should come up.with alternative sources of energy so the farmers can have other sources of energy.

        • Joseph Githinji

          7 w

          Backtracking on this pledge to ditch fossil fuels is a great concern and the French authorities must rethink this decision. Furthermore farmers should be given better and eco-friendly subsidies and not the other way around.

          • Sarah Chabane

            7 w

            Yes! But let's offer real alternatives to farmers during the transition

            • Marine Stephan

              7 w

              Farming fossil fuel subsidies should be banned, but I also think that a transition plan and good alternatives (and subsidies for farmers to replace their current petrol-based machines) are needed and should be developed asap

              • Elizabeth Gathigia

                7 w

                This is not the time to backtrack, we don't have time! For the sake of our planet honor you promises please

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