The candidate of Europe Ecology the Greens calls in the Journal du Dimanche for a “Green New Deal” in Île-de-France.
The candidate of Europe Écologie Les Verts (EELV) for the presidency of the Île-de-France region Julien Bayou proposes the implementation of a green investment plan of 3 billion euros called “Green New deal”, in an interview with the Journal du Dimanche. This “Massive investment plan” is destined to “Transforming the Ile-de-France economy in the service of the climate and local employment”, explained Mr. Bayou.
“The idea is to put the package on thermal renovation (…) but also on agroecology, renewable energies, transport, small businesses, SMEs“, Which would create some 200,000 jobs over the term, he added. This plan would also include “1,700 new kilometers of cycle paths in Île-de-France” or even the tripling of the budget for social housing, brought to 100 million per year.
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To finance this “Green New Deal”, the environmental candidate said he wanted to “redirect credits devoted to economic development”, cut certain subsidies to companies “which pollute, lay off, relocate or do not respect gender equality”, resort to debt and also to European funds.
While the left is divided in the first round on June 20 – in addition to Mr. Bayou, Audrey Pulvar (PS) and Clémentine Autain (LFI / PCF) are also in the running – the environmental candidate, certain “to arrive in the lead” against these competitors intends to propose “a rally on the basis” of its project in the second round. “We must bring together the left, but also go and seek non-labeled supporters or all those who are awakening to ecology”, he pleaded.