Government spokesman Olivier Véran estimated on Friday that it would be “complicated»He has now resigned from hosting the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, but was delighted with the evolution«mentalityon climate change.
“In my opinion, if we had to make such a decision, today we would not give away the World Cup to Qatar, most likely due to the climate issue.“He said on RTL.
Asked about former President François Hollande, who assured on Thursday that if he was still president, he would not go there, Véran did not reply that there was a likelihood of President Emmanuel Macron leaving.
“What a hundred countries in the world, followed ten years ago, decided ten years ago is complicated, a few weeks from the beginning, to say suddenly: in fact, we must not do this– assessed the minister.
“10 years ago, the first reactions were: “Will the players be able to play well in very hot stadiums, even if they are air-conditioned?” “Does it make sense to air the stadiums at the present time?”, It means that the mentality has changed and I will tell you: much the betterHe rejoiced.
“I understand that there is public sensitivity around this issue and I say: all the better, because we want to make the society aware of energy sobriety“He greeted.
Less than two months before the World Cup (November 21-December 18), criticism of the left wing of this organization is growing.
“Not for a dirty cup“: LFI MEPs in particular scolded on Thursday”ill-treatment of immigrant workers“and”outdoor matches with air conditioning“Claiming that”strong political reaction from the French authorities“.