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Ecologists boycott government eco-forum over carbon tax

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Ecologist Nicolas Hulot during a meeting with former French President Jacques Chirac.
Ecologist Nicolas Hulot during a meeting with former French President Jacques Chirac. AFP

An environmental group has pulled out of France's forum to work out eco-friendly policies, set up by the government. The ruling UMP party's decision to drop a planned carbon tax shows that the government is not serious about tackling global warming, says Nicolas Hulot of the Fondation Nicolas Hulot.

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