April 5, 2021

A debate locked for the examination of the bill “against climate change”

By admin2020

At the National Assembly, April 1.

And a ! At the end of a marathon, started Monday March 29 – and which must end no later than April 16 in the evening -, the deputies adopted, Friday April 2 in the early evening, the first title of the bill “Combating climate change and strengthening resilience in the face of its effects”, entitled “consume ».

After these ten sessions, it remains for them to study the other chapters of this future law which will affect the various aspects of the daily life of the French, producing and working, moving, housing and eating, and which is supposed to translate the proposals into legislation. of the citizens’ convention for the climate (CCC).

Read also: What has become of the proposals of the climate convention, which Emmanuel Macron pledged to take up “without filter”?

Almost all rejected amendments

The bill, which was prepared by a special committee for two weeks, suffered attacks both from those who criticize the text for its lack of ambition and from those who, conversely, criticize it for being too restrictive, in particular. with regard to businesses.

Almost all of the amendments, with rare exceptions, tabled to raise the ecological ambitions of the future law have been rejected. Likewise those, often put forward by deputies Les Républicains (LR), who demanded the deletion of certain articles, considered to be infringing on the freedom to undertake and harmful to the health of economic sectors.

The discussions on advertising in particular provided a good illustration of this political divide. Until the presidential majority. Thus, Thursday, on the occasion of the debate on an amendment by the deputy La République en Marche (LRM) of the Loire, Nathalie Sarles, aimed at article 5 of the bill – which provides that the Superior Audiovisual Council (CSA) presents an annual review of codes of good conduct in environmental matters -, the deputy, fearing that “This information is not very readable”, proposes that “When a serious breach of the codes of conduct is noted, the CSA sends public observations to the companies concerned”.

Tensions within the majority

The response of the rapporteur for Title 1, Aurore Bergé (LRM, Yvelines), was not long in coming, she rejecting the amendment. “If, each time the CSA finds a breach, it has to make an observation publicly, we will miss our objective, because the role of this body is to allow companies to adjust their behavior, to move in the right direction and to reduce the advertising having a negative impact on the environment “, she argued.

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