French President Emmanuel Macron inspects a cow at an exhibition centre in Paris in February 2020. Photo: LUDOVIC MARIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images
PARIS, France – Five years on from the Paris Agreement, the first legally binding international treaty on climate change, France has made grand gestures to avert impending ecological disaster.
The French government has recently proposed a ban on short-haul domestic flights, outlawed the heated terraces beloved in Paris, launched a high-profile citizens’ convention on the climate – and is currently debating an amendment to the constitution that would “guarantee the preservation of the environment”.
But last month