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France Cracks Down on Car, Home and Plane Emissions in New Law

  • Climate and Resilience bill based on proposals from citizens
  • Some opposition parties claim bill doesn’t go far enough
Traffic on a freeway around Paris, France.
Photographer: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg

France’s Parliament has adopted a law that cracks down on emissions linked to transport, manufacturing and housing as the government seeks to implement new measures to fight global warming.

The Climate and Resilience bill adopted Tuesday is based on proposals of an assembly of 150 randomly picked citizens created by President Emmanuel Macron. Coming ahead of next year’s presidential election, it’s a response to the Yellow Vest movement which, almost three years ago, violently rejected Macron’s push for higher environmental taxes on gasoline and diesel.