500 million euros to be used by the government for "renaturation" in cities, as a response to heat waves

In order to deal with the heat wave, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne will gather the regional prefects (ARS) and directors of regional health agencies (ARS), on Tuesday, June 14.

500 million euros to be used by the government for "renaturation" in cities, as a response to heat waves

In order to deal with the heat wave, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne will gather the regional prefects (ARS) and directors of regional health agencies (ARS), on Tuesday, June 14. The government will also create a 500 million euro fund for "renaturation", announced Olivia Gregoire.

The government spokesperson stated that the government was confronted with "this significant and strong, early, unpredicted wave in this period", which will be announced for the days ahead.

At 5 p.m., the head of government will gather "by videoconference all regional prefects and the directors general regional health agencies", while Minister of National Education Pap Nye will exchange "with them", she stated.

In anticipation of "these difficult days for all of us and especially for those most vulnerable", the government "has already instructed state services to ensure the various shelters and support systems are operational by tomorrow."

The spokesperson stated that "The government will encourage the development of islands in freshness in the City by making a strong commitment to help local communities adapt to the consequences of Climate Change". A program to renaturate cities and city centers will be launched with a substantial fund of 500 millions euros. This money is specifically to co-finance these operations alongside local authorities that express the need. ", clarified Olivia Gregoire.

France will see temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius this week. This is a very early heat wave and a sign of a warming planet. It comes amid an extraordinary drought in France, which can lead to crop loss and fires.

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