France’s Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin, announced that he aims to hire thousands of ‘green police’ officers to investigate environmental crimes and enforce environmental laws and regulations.
“We have decided to massively reinforce the resources of the Central Office for the Fight against Damage to the Environment and to launch 3,000 ‘green police’ posts,” he continued. “The objective is that, in each gendarmerie brigade, there are gendarmes trained in attacks on ecology.”
“It will be a revolution,” Darmanin added.
The move comes as other European states weigh using more heavy-handed tactics to protect the environment.
Some European states are considering launching a ‘Civil Protection Force’ that would protect member states from disasters caused by climate change.