Fears over France's backwards steps on climate and energy

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Is Emmanuel Macron putting his role as 'the Earth's champion' at risk over his environmental policies? The French government was supposed to have unveiled its plans on energy, reducing carbon emissions and its low-carbon strategy up to 2028 by the end of October this year. It now seems that these plans will not be revealed until mid-November, just a few short weeks before December's climate change summit, COP24, takes place in Poland. And already many environmental campaign groups worry there are signs that France's ambition in these areas is being scaled down.