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Parisians Call for Presidential Candidates to Prioritize Climate, Eliminate Fossil Fuel Dependence

HeadlineMar 14, 2022

In Paris, France, thousands of people took to the streets Saturday to demand candidates in April’s presidential election respond to the climate crisis and move away from fossil fuel dependence amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine.

Laurine Camus: “Ecology just counts for 2.7% of candidates’ programs. That figure is too little, and we have to act now, because with what is happening in Europe, we want a climate of peace that is global, both in terms of the climate and politics.”

Europe currently depends on Russia for more than 40% of its natural gas, more than a quarter of its oil imports and nearly half of its coal.

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