French people take to the streets of Lyon to rally for stronger climate law

Thousands of environmentalists gathered for a rally in Lyon, France on Sunday 28 March, to demand stronger action from the government on climate. A similar rally was also held in the French capital, Paris. They came a day before the French National Assembly debates amendments to a climate bill based partly on ideas that came out of the Citizens Convention for Climate. The CCC was group of 150 randomly chosen citizens convened to help the government form a strategy to cut emissions by 40% by 2030. But the protesters feel the ideas put forward have been watered-down by politicians and that the bill does not propose bold enough action.