Awkward: Arnold Schwarzenegger, 'fascinated' by the First Lady of France Brigitte Macron

Elias Hubbard
June 26, 2017

Hollywood star turned activist Arnold Schwarzenegger joined politicians and legal experts in Paris Saturday, June 24, to launch a campaign for a global pact to protect the human right to a clean, healthy environment.

Both Mr Macron and Mr Schwarzeneggar are known for their outspoken criticism of Mr Trump's decision to pull the USA out of the Paris climate change agreement.

Under the Paris accord, countries committed to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases generated by burning fossil fuels that are blamed by scientists for warming the planet.

"We're talking about environmental issues and a green future", Schwarzenegger said in the video before passing the phone to Macron.

"I'm here with President Macron".

"We already have two worldwide pacts (on human rights)".

Written by dozens of global legal experts, the draft agreement aims to set out an worldwide framework in the fight against climate change and for the protection of the environment.

Mr Macron's lightning ascent to power and the parliamentary majority won by his 14-month-old party, La République En Marche, have left French conservatives bitterly divided, with only 100 parliamentary seats, half the number they held previously.

Xavier Bertrand, the powerful conservative president of France's northern region, said: "We no longer have much in common".

The pact should eventually be put to the United Nations for adoption and impose legally-binding obligations on signatory states, its drafters - comprising legal experts from several countries - have said.

"And now we will deliver together to make the planet great again", adds Macron, an obvious nod to Trump's "Make American Great Again" slogan.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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