The examination of the Climate Bill began in public session. More than 7,000 amendments were tabled by the deputies, a new record since the orientation law on mobility. A breakthrough and punitive text quite far from a spirit of “ecological transition”.
As a reminder, this text is divided into major themes, drawn from the work of the Citizen’s Convention on the Climate. The chapters “consuming” and “moving” will be among the most discussed in this regard, with the main background element being the establishment and expansion of Low Emission Zones (ZFE).
Numerous challenges concerning the downstream automotive sector
“We can note at this stage that all the amendments suggested by the CNPA were tabled by Deputies from all political benches”, notes Xavier Horent, CNPA general delegate. “I would like to underline that in the ecological transition, there is the word” transition “, the success of which depends on a deep popular support. The EPZs, in their current version, distance themselves from it and risk dangerously testing the resilience of the French as Finally, it is unfortunate that “freedom” is the missing word in this bill. ” And to add: “To Parliament to enrich it in this sense, and to remove the superabundance of expressions based on prohibition and punishment in the general context that everyone knows”.
A certain number of hard points, crystallized by the tabling of parliamentary amendments, are identified by the Meudon union, such as the extension of the end of sale of vehicles with high emissions to light commercial vehicles in 2030 and to heavy goods vehicles in 2040, or the strengthening of the purchase obligations of clean vehicles in company fleets. “In addition, as in the special committee, amendments aimed at strengthening the weight penalty were tabled, despite, in principle, a weak prospect of ‘adoption.
Low Emission Zones at the heart of the discussion
The themes covered are particularly broad: the end of sales of vehicles emitting more than 123 g CO2 / km, Low Emission Zones, expansion of the premium for car conversion, greening of company fleets, liberalization of automotive spare parts market, charging stations for electric vehicles, the development of carpooling, technical control and maintenance checks, the encouragement of carsharing, access to dedicated routes for new mobility, etc. .