The next French revolution: Nicolas Sarkozy sets out his plans for a green future Target
President Sarkozy will attempt to claim leadership of the environmental movement tomorrow, but his promises of a radical, green France risk falling victim to a reluctance to raise taxes, drop speed limits or touch the country’s reliance on nuclear power.
“Carbon labels” for supermarket products and anti-pollution incentives for new cars are among ideas that are likely to be endorsed by Mr Sarkozy when he presides over the conclusion of a two-day summit of French and global experts, campaigners, business groups and other lobbies.
“Super-Sarko” promised a masterplan for a green revolution in his election campaign in the spring. The proposals endorsed by the President will be sent to parliament to become law early next year.
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