Draft law on climate change wins first hurdle in French parliament

The French lower house, the National Assembly, on Tuesday approved draft legislation on new measures to tackle climate change, including bans on some domestic flights and the creation of a new 'ecocide' crime to punish polluters, before the bill, which Greenpeace called 'a lost opportunity', goes to the Senate.

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France's National Assembly on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging climate change bill intended by President Emmanuel Macron to reinforce his green credentials one year ahead of presidential and legislative elections, reports FRANCE 24