France: Sarkozy gets all green

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been making startlingly positive promises about his country’s future take on environmental issues:

“From now on,” he said, “every major public project, every public decision will be judged on its effect on climate, and on its carbon cost. Each public decision will be judged on how it affects bio-diversity. The onus won’t be on ecological decisions to prove their merit, but on non-ecological projects to prove they can’t be done any other way. Non-ecological decisions must be taken as a last resort. It’s a total revolution in the way we govern our country.”

Sarkozy’s “revolution” on climate change »
More in-depth information here in The Guardian »
Brian’s post “The most important thing Sarkozy said” on Making Waves »

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