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Is Environment still a good appeal for French political agenda? A semiotic analysis on French "professions de foi"

Abstract : France does not escape the current global context of decreasing environmental concerns on the political agenda (Libaert, 2016, Baygert N., Hananel C., 2016, Cox, Peluzzo, 2016, Pascual Espuny 2012, 2016). We demonstrate that the environment has been the subject of media and political peaks at national and international political events such as the Grenelle de l'Environnement in 2007 or the Cop 21 in 2015 and has connoted and boosted during a short time the French public space and political decisions. But the effect of bellows is visible: in everyday life, the picture is less brilliant. The analysis of environmental decisions, of the environment integration in the public affairs shows a dilution of themes, a lack of leadership, a post-crisis reaction attitude, and a complex and lethargic nesting with Europe. Yet, emergencies are there, at the international as well as the national level. So why? Why such a dichotomy between citizen expectations and political responses? What does public environmental communication look like today in France and what challenges does it face to become more effective? Is it a problem of discourse or embodiment? What about the place of the profane content in relation to the expert ‘s? Does the environmental communication meet the public's sympathy, is it resonating? Finally, what about projection and the declination of the legal framework?
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Céline Pascual Espuny. Is Environment still a good appeal for French political agenda? A semiotic analysis on French "professions de foi". Conference on Communication and Environment 2017, International Environmental Communication Association, Jun 2017, Leicester, United Kingdom. ⟨hal-01896470⟩



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