Aubry is calling for a plan of ecological reconstruction of $ 50 billion per year - The Point

in the Face of the economic crisis related to the epidemic of coronavirus, the mayor PS of Lille Martine Aubry defended a plan " ecological reconstruction ",

Aubry is calling for a plan of ecological reconstruction of $ 50 billion per year - The Point

in the Face of the economic crisis related to the epidemic of coronavirus, the mayor PS of Lille Martine Aubry defended a plan " ecological reconstruction ", in a column published in The Sunday Newspaper. A project which is estimated at 50 billion euros per year. "Save our businesses and our jobs, this is the priority of priorities," insisted the former minister of Employment and Solidarity, but if the stimulus plan is " based on the earnings front, the crisis will resume as before, sooner or later ". This is why, in his eyes, " the second immediate priority is the investment in the energy transition ". "We must work resolutely to reach [a low-carbon society before 2050. I dream of a France in turmoil : renovation of housing, mass transit, freight rail, solar power stations and thermal recycling of products, organic and local... " emphasizes Martine Aubry, candidate for the second round of municipal elections on 28 June.

" do this in ten years what we planned to do in thirty. Government expenditures that reduce the ecological debt are certainly essential. Here, the local communities have a vital role to play. In a few days, the new municipal councils will be put in place ; their portfolios are full of projects to transform our modes of production, consumption, exchange... which will stumble on their finances, proven by the Covid-19 ", she adds.

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The mayor of Lille proposes, therefore, " the launching by the State, as early as September, a call for projects of ecological reconstruction for an amount of € 50 billion per year, the projects of the communities selected with a financial contribution from the State of 80 % ". This "doubling of the effort for the climate" is " deemed necessary by the experts to achieve carbon neutrality ". "It should be financed by the loan, which is an investment and not a debt when it finances an asset ", she argues.

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And, according to Martine Aubry, the expenditure ecological " should not be taken into account in the reduction of deficits at the european level ". "Let's stop sheltering behind the blockages, create an avant-garde with all those who want to wear this new Europe. "She also argues for the extension," the length of time it will take, ""the public coverage of partial unemployment" and, according to her, the reform of unemployment insurance should " not just be cancelled for good ", but it is also necessary to immediately establish an "unemployment insurance," universal. Measures whose cost "may be funded by new revenues," as "the alignment of the taxation of the capital on the job "or the" restoration of the tax on fortune " (ISF).

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Updated Date: 07 June 2020, 03:33

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