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Le Pen would pull France out of COP21 climate agreement

Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National Front party, has said that she would withdraw France from the COP21 Paris agreement if elected president in 2017, but would nonetheless press on with plans to reduce France’s dependence on fossil fuels.

Le Pen presented the FN’s environmental programme for next year’s presidential elections at an event in Paris on 2 December.

The cornerstone of the FN’s policy in energy and ecology would be an “intelligent protectionism”, Le Pen said. This approach would mean that, under her presidency, France would withdraw from the Paris COP21 United Nations Climate Change Conference deal, which Le Pen called “wobbly and unworkable”, but would nevertheless pursue the goal of reducing French consumption of fossil fuels.

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