Coastal law : for Ségolène Royal, the reform of this text critical is “an absurdity”

Loi Littoral : pour Ségolène Royal, la réforme de ce texte crucial est "une absurdité"

Ex-minister of the environment of the government of Hollande, Ségolène Royal is very critical about the changes to the Coastal act.

Ex-minister of the environment of the government of Hollande, Ségolène Royal is very critical about the changes to the Coastal act. A text sacralized since its approval in 1986.

Ségolène Royal, former minister of the environment has not enjoyed the recent redesign of the Coastal act. Which had been defended in Parliament by members of parliament, LREM Occitania.

For what reason ? Ms. Royal makes the case history, background, scope ecological and economic. “What is shocking about it is that it is an acquired French, the coastal act ! It is through this act that it is preserved. When we see the coastline destroyed in other countries, for example in Spain, where everything has been destroyed, the concrete… This law, in addition, goes back a long time. This is a very old tradition. The French coastline is a fragile coastline, and the lobby of the concrete and construction real estate has what to do outside of the coast !”

People are going to get rich in the short term, to an impoverishment and destruction of tourism in the medium term

And to add, throwing its arguments in the longer time : “In addition, it is to destroy a potential. It is also because he rest of the coastline that there could have buildings valued. If there is more coastline, all of these buildings will lose value. It is an absurdity. People are going to get rich in the short term, to an impoverishment and destruction of tourism in the medium term.”

20 % of the world’s population lives within 100 km of the coast

The one who is now Ambassador of the Poles, and who had conducted the debates at the time of Cop 21, focuses on the consequences of global warming, with the accelerated melting of glaciers, “leads to the increase in the level of the sea. The expansion of the sea is a threat to the most coastal and urban concentrations, since 20% of the world’s population lives within 100 km of the coast. This means that large-scale climate migrations that destabilize the world today come from the melting of the ice.”

Ms. Royal has been working on the climate, has created a foundation, the Desire of a future for the planet, and also conducts a partnership working on the Mediterranean with the foundation of prince Albert, to act concretely on these topics that affect all in the future of the coastline.

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