French minister quits over lack of environmental policy progress

Published: August 28, 2018 13:26:23 | Updated: August 30, 2018 12:13:01


French Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot leaves the Elysee Palace after the weekly cabinet meeting in Paris, France, September 14, 2017 - Reuters file photo

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.

Hulot, a former TV presenter and green activist, said on France Inter radio that he had not yet informed President Emmanuel Macron of his decision to resign, reports Reuters.

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