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WWF Response to Tax Freeze Following Fuel Protest

Posted on 04 December 2018

In response to today’s announcement by France, in response to the fuel protests, that the country will freeze tax increases for six months, Pierre Cannet, Head of climate and energy, WWF-France, said from the UN climate talks in Katowice:
In response to today’s announcement by France, in response to the fuel protests, that the country will freeze tax increases for six months, Pierre Cannet, Head of climate and energy, WWF-France, said from the UN climate talks in Katowice:
 
"There’s no viable solution to reducing emissions on the scale needed in France without a price on carbon pollution as well as complementary policies, but a process that is not developed in an inclusive manner is destined to fail. Today's announcement that the French government is freezing carbon tax shows they put the cart before the horse by not addressing the social measures necessary for a just transition. 
 
"Achieving decarbonization at the speed called for by science requires political will, and equity needs to remain at the core of the discussion."
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