February 11, the French Minister of Ecological Transformation said on the 11th that the French government had decided to cancel the expansion plan of the country’s largest airport, Charles de Gaulle Airport.
According to AFP, Barbara Pompili, the French Minister of Ecological Transformation, told the local media that increasing the capacity of the airport is not in line with the fight against global warming.
Authorities therefore asked airport operator ADP to cancel the current project and “propose a new project that is more in line with its goals related to climate change and environmental protection”.
Last week, a French court ruled that the country had not taken enough measures to deal with climate change, which was the first time in France.
The now-defunct plan calls for the construction of a fourth passenger building by 2037 to increase the capacity of the airport by 40 million passengers per year.