Nicolas Hulot announced Tuesday, August 28, at France Inter, he resigned as Minister of Ecological Transition and Solidarity. "I make the decision to leave the government"said Nicolas Hulot.
"Are we going to reduce the use of pesticides?" The answer is no, if we start to stop the erosion of biodiversity, the answer is no. we put in the situation to stop the artificialization of the site? The answer is no ", complained Nicolas Hulot.
"I'm going to take the hardest decision of my life for the first time"continued with the previous animator. "I do not want to lie anymore, I do not want to create the illusion that my presence in the government means that we can take on the challenge, and therefore I take the decision to leave the government."
Nicolas Hulot claims that he has not warned Emmanuel Macron or Édouard Philippe of his decision. "It is not necessarily very protocolic"he admitted. He says he made his decision on Monday evening, August 27, "she was matured this summer". He says he did not warn anyone, "Including [sa] own woman ".
If I had warned Édouard Philippe and Emmanuel Macron about my resignation, they might have discouraged meNicolas Hulot
at France Inter
"Who would do it alone, oWhere are my troops, who do I have behind me? " the retiring minister asked, pointing to his "great admiration for Emmanuel Macron and Édouard Philippe."
Nicolas Hulot acknowledged that his presence in the government in recent months was painful. "Apart from tilting, which I might become cynical and end with a kind of indifference to failures, I was surprised, sometimes, out of fatigue, to give up and lower my threshold." continued Nicolas Hulot. "And there I told myself & # 39; it's time to stop & # 39 ;, recognize that he was "maybe not" shoulders to be minister.
Nicolas Hulot took part in a meeting at the Elysee with representatives of hunters on Monday 27 August, after which Emmanuel Macron agreed to halve the price of the national hunting license and the main features of a huge reform of the hunt, increasing the concerns of the defenders of the environment.