Menu
News

Change of guard at French environment ministry

Roselyne Bachelot has been sacked as French envionment minister in a cabinet reshuffle following the centre-right government's poor showing in recent regional elections. Her replacement Serge Lepeltier, drew unlikely support from fomer socialist* environment minister Dominique Voynet, who said he "works on his networks and knows his subjects". Early challenges for the new minister include finalising a government action plan on climate change and France's national allocation plan for the EU greenhouse gas emission trading scheme, and preparing to present a new water law this autumn. See Mr Lepeltier's biography.

The full text of this article is only available to subscribers and free trialists. To login,please enter your email address and subscriber access code below.

Not a subscriber or free trialist? Why not take a free 14 day trial or subscribe today!

Having trouble logging in? Please contact our helpdesk

Back to top Back to top