France's Macron pledges extra 15 bln euros to make economy greener

PARIS, June 29 (Reuters) - France will spend an extra 15 billion euros ($16.9 billion) over two years to make its economy greener, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.

Macron was responding to proposals put forward by a Citizens’ Climate Council that he created to help set a new course on France’s ecological agenda.

The president was addressing the Climate council after his centrist party received a drubbing in Sunday’s municipal elections, with the Greens winning control of big cities including Lyon, Bordeaux and Strasbourg.

However, Macron said he disagreed with the council’s proposal for a 4% tax on dividends to help fund new environmental policies, saying it would discourage investments.

 

Source: https://af.reuters.com/article/energyOilNews/idAFP6N2D202E

 

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