French President Macron to add climate goals in the Constitution

French President Emmanuel Macron announced a referendum in an initiative to preserve the environment, into the French Constitution. Speaking on Monday to a citizen’s group in charge of making proposals on climate-related issues, Macron proposed a change in the constitution that requires a parliamentary vote, and then a referendum.

He acknowledged the fact that France doesn’t do enough to be in line with its climate-related commitments aimed at curbing global warming. “Should we do more? Yes. We need to keep moving forward, and that work is even more urgent,” Macron said in discussions that lasted about four hours with a panel of dozens of French citizens.