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November 23, 2020 - Deutsche Welle

France plans to jail 'ecocide' offenders for 10 years under new laws

France plans to jail 'ecocide' offenders for 10 years under new laws
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Environmental offenders could be handed a fine of up to €4.5 million, or 10 years in prison. The law is meant to punish those who commit a 'general crime of pollution' or 'endangering the environment.'

France is set to make serious intentional damage to the environment punishable by up to 10 years in prison, as part of a planned "ecocide" law, government ministers said in remarks published on Sunday.

The law was proposed following a recommendation made by the Citizens' Convention for the Climate, an environmental committee of 150 people, created by the government a year ago.

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