French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot announced his resignation on Tuesday, citing disappointment with the lack of progress on climate and other environmental goals. Hulot said his decision, taken on Monday night, was the result of an “accumulation of disappointments” over the inadequacy of steps to tackle climate change, defend biodiversity and address other environmental threats.
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Shares in French state-controlled utility EDF rose more than 2 percent in early trading after the anti-nuclear French energy and environment minister Nicolas Hulot resigned.
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France’s Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot has dealt a dramatic blow to President Emmanuel Macron’s climate policy plans, announcing live on radio this morning that he is resigning over frustrations at the government’s green efforts. In a shock intervention he used an interview on radio station France Inter to announce he had made the “decision to leave the government”. He added that the decision had been “the most difficult of my life”, but argued it had been necessitated by the feeling he was “all alone in pushing” environmental issues within government.
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