French president Emmanuel Macron has announced plans to ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as part of France’s commitment to the Paris Accord.
The French Minister of Ecological and Social Transition, Nicolas Hulot, said that France will also not allow ‘any new project to use petrol, gas or coal’ in the same timeframe.
Prior to his life in politics, Hulot was a famous wildlife TV presenter. Both Hulot and Macron have wasted no time in strengthening France’s stance on climate change. Their stance can be seen as a strong counter to US President Donald Trump’s abandonment of the Paris Agreement.