France’s Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin, announced that he aims to hire thousands of ‘green police’ officers to investigate environmental crimes and enforce environmental laws and regulations.
“We have decided to massively reinforce the resources of the Central Office for the Fight against Damage to the Environment and to launch 3,000 ‘green police’ posts,” he continued. “The objective is that, in each gendarmerie brigade, there are gendarmes trained in attacks on ecology.”
“It will be a revolution,” Darmanin added.
The move comes as other European states weigh using more heavy-handed tactics to protect the environment.
Some European states are considering launching a ‘Civil Protection Force’ that would protect member states from disasters caused by climate change.
A European MEP from Romania voiced his opposition to the proposal, saying that “unelected bureaucrats” in the organisation “are using any excuse to grab more power”.
A senior minister in France has demanded that the country create 3,000 ‘green police’ posts in the face of global warming.
Gérald Darmanin, who serves as France’s Minister of the Interior, has announced that he aims to create 3,000 posts for new “green police” officials, a move that he has deemed necessary in the face to tackle climate change.
News of the potential creation of these new posts in France follows calls from European Union bigwigs for the creation of a bloc-wide “Civil Protection Force” to fight the effects of climate change under the control of Brussels, a move slammed by some as an attempt by Eurocrats to hoard even more power.
In an interview with Le Journal du Dimanche, Darmanin justified the creation of 3,000 new posts specifically aimed at green-related criminal issues by citing the effects climate change was having on France, especially in regard to forest fires, nine out of ten of which have allegedly been caused by human activity.