Petition to sue French state on climate inaction nears two million


An online petition backed by Greenpeace and Oxfam calling for legal action against the French state for its alleged inaction over measures to combat climate change has attracted nearly two million signatures.

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The government of French President Emmanuel Macron, which is trying to calm a revolt initially caused by its taxes on carbon, is now facing a separate complaint that it’s not doing enough to combat climate change, reports Bloomberg.