Emmanuel Macron pledges €15bn to tackle climate crisis

French president announces measures following ‘green wave’ in local elections

has promised an extra €15bn (£13.7bn) for measures to combat the climate crisis over the next two years and a referendum on whether to introduce the crime of “ecocide” for harming the .

The measures were announced just hours after environmental candidates sparked a green wave across France with major gains in local elections in which the president’s governing party failed to make its mark.

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