Paris has followed London and hundreds of other cities globally declaring a “climate emergency”. On June 26th New York was the largest city to make such a declaration.
The move is largely symbolic. But the socialist mayor of Paris has already passed a number of laws to show her green credentials. These include significantly reducing traffic in the city, and implementing traffic bans at peak pollution times.
The new “climate emergency” declaration will see a Climate Academy set up to educate the public on environmental issues; and a team of scientists who will be called upon to advice on any legislation to be passed that will have an environmental impact.
Paris hosted the 2015 historic signing of the agreement to globally tackle climate change.
Read More: France 24