France all set to ban licences for oil and gas exploration | GBRI

French President Emmanuel Macron has been quite vocal about environmental issues and a new selfie video of Hollywood superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger with the President is just another proof of that. In the video, the duo were seen mocking Trump’s withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Agreement.

The video shows Schwarzenegger saying the pair talked about “talking about environmental issues and a green future,” before Macron adds, “We will deliver together to make the planet great again.”

In another sign that things are changing in Paris, French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot announced that France is to stop granting new licences for oil and gas exploration on the mainland and in overseas territories. A former TV host of nature documentaries, Hulot is a popular environmentalist, and his appointment was seen as a major “coup” by Macron’s new administration.

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