French Senate votes against referendum on climate change
This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the climate change referendum quiz. There’s tons of news from India: you’ll hear about the 10 days of the Onam Festival, Independence Day, Raksha Bandhan and the upcoming visit to Paris of the winner of the ePOP video contest from last year, Adita Prithika. There’s the music chosen by The Sound Kitchen sound engineer, musician Erwan Rome, and of course, the new quiz question too. Just click on the “Audio” arrow above and enjoy!
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This week’s quiz: On July 10, I asked you a question about the environment and the French Senate. President Emmanuel Macron, trying to appease criticism that he is not doing enough for the environment, wanted to organize a referendum on adding a clause to the French constitution that would guarantee the fight against climate change . But the Senate voted against holding a referendum, so that’s pretty much the end of the story. To organize a referendum in France, the General Assembly – the lower house of Parliament – and the Senate must agree.
In David Coffey’s article “The French Senate blocks the referendum on climate change”, he explained who was responsible for the proposed environmental clause, and you had to tell me who it was.
The answer is: The Citizen’s Convention for the Climate, a group of 150 citizens, created by President Macron. To represent the diversity of French society, the members were all drawn. The mandate of the convention is to define a series of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030 (compared to 1990), in a spirit of social justice.
The winners are: MSJ Agboola, member of RFI Listeners Club, Ekiti State, Nigeria; Mr. Radhakrishna Pillai N. from Kerala State, India, and Jayanta Chakrabarty from New Delhi, also India. Hailing from Maanshan, China, there is RFI’s English listener, Mr. Li Ming, and last but not least, the loyal listener Malik Allah Bachaya Khokhar of the Sungat Radio Listeners Club in Muzaffargarh, Pakistan.
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Here’s the music you heard on this week’s schedule: “Out of Nowhere” by Charlie Parker, performed by Stéphane Grapelli and Django Reinhardt; “Kaithozhaam Krishna” sung by Sreedevi Ani; “HM, JMD, MF, CMcG” by Nana Tsiboe, performed by the composer and his ensemble; Flight of the Bumblebee ”by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov; George Frideric Handel’s Harp Concerto, performed by Nicanor Zabaleta and the Paul Kuentz Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Paul Kuentz, and “Well You Needn’t” by Thelonious Monk, performed by the composer and his ensemble.
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