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France's Macron says mention of climate in constitution will be put to referendum

"The reform concerns the ideas of biodiversity, environment and tackling climate change under the article 1 of the Constitution", Macron said

Reuters , Monday 14 Dec 2020
French President Emmanuel Macron
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during a meeting with members of the Citizens' Convention on Climate (CCC) about their proposals to fight against global warming, in Paris on December 14, 2020. (Photo: AFP)
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French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday any reference to climate change in the French Constitution will be decided via a referendum.

"The reform concerns the ideas of biodiversity, environment and tackling climate change under the article 1 of the Constitution", Macron said after a meeting on the issue in Paris.

"It will be put to a referendum", he added.

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