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Recent unrest in France has led to President Macron revoking a tax on motor fuel that was intended to be one strategy to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Macron was partly forced to do this as a result of weeks of protests that had caused damage to buildings and injuries to members of the public and public services.

The following article attempts to outline how poorer people can be adversely affected by green taxes (such as fuel cost increases).

This article could be used within the Global Development unit.

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