She wants to see more than a symbol in it. Corinne Bouchoux presented to the vote of the community advisers of Angers Loire metropolis (ALM), this Monday, January 17, the “recognition of the climate emergency”. By not forgetting to attribute the paternity to the elected representative of the Angevin opposition Yves Aurégan (EELV), who had mentioned « the wish of the UN Secretary General that this call be relayed by all the actors concerned in the world”.
“A break is necessary”
The deliberation was voted unanimously. This does not prevent it from raising some questions among certain elected representatives of the opposition. “We are preparing to embark on a very ambitious trajectory, up to the challenges”, appreciates Elsa Richard (EELV).
Especially since, she points out, “People very close to us continue to question what is total consensus in the scientific community”. Allusion to the words of the deputy of Maine-et-Loire Anne-Laure Blin (LR), who asked last week ” proofs “ of global warming.
” The only solution, continues Elsa Richard, is to reduce our emissions by 5% per year. An immense effort, which excludes continuing in a policy of small steps: a break is necessary. » Transport, food… It requires even stronger commitments to achieve the objectives. And in particular of “accounting for greenhouse gas emissions”. An approach which Corinne Bouchoux indicates that it is well planned.
“Half-measures” or “maximum of citizens”?
More ambition is also what Claire Schweitzer (LFI) is calling for. An animal activist, she insists on the “need to vegetate our food”. And sees for the moment only “Half-measures”: “I had spoken of glasses of water to put out a fire, I assume this formula. »
What to steer Christophe Béchu. “There are two visions of the ecological transition, begins the president of ALM (Horizons). One is to radicalise, tax, ban, frighten… It discourages some of our fellow citizens. The transition can only work if a maximum of citizens play the game. You can build all the cycle paths, if people don’t believe in it, it won’t work. »
In 2030, 60% of emissions from 1990
He gives an appointment on February 14 for an urban agglomeration council which will consist of formalizing the implementation of the proposals of the Assises de la Transition Ecologique. Organized in October 2020, they led to a citizen vote this summer. Result: 8,600 votes and a series of measures that the agglomeration undertook to apply in October. An ecological transition contract was also signed in 2021 for “accelerate and facilitate the mobilization of partners” around the Agglo.
In concrete terms, ALM has set more or less short-term objectives. By 2030, it is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 60% compared to 1990, and by 30% its energy consumption compared to 2012. Objective by this same deadline, to have 32% of renewable energies in its gross final consumption.