The French government will crack down on behaviors contrary to the environment by producing an”ecocide” offense.
The strategy was initially brought forward from the Citizens’ Convention for Climate, a meeting comprising 150 randomly chosen citizens based in 2019 by President Emmanuel Macron together to reduce France’s greenhouse gas emissions.
The new proposition spanned sanctions in the minimum of 3 to ten years in prison, in addition to penalties beginning from $375,000 to $4.5 million.
“Before you polluted, you won, tomorrow you may pollute, you may pay as much as ten times the gain you make should you throw your waste to the river”, cautioned that the Minister of Justice Dupont-Moretti in a meeting into Le Journal du Dimanche paper printed on Sunday.
The government is also considering another kind of threat to sanction” that the endangerment of the environment by intentional offenses of a responsibility”, even though no real damage has happened, ” said the Justice Minister said That could be declared with a $100,000 fine also with just one year.
Some activists, however, argue that the government’s proposals do not go much.
“The suggestion that is introduced to the deputies is significantly less challenging than that completed by the Citizens’ Convention and doesn’t correspond to the global definitions of ecocide”, lamented environmental activist Cyril Dion on Twitter.