Thousands march for climate action in Paris

French lawmakers are due to start examining a bill on climate change on Monday (March 29) but critics say the bill is not ambitious enough to limit the country's carbon emissions and reach a goal set at the Paris Agreement to limit the rise of global temperatures.

The bill, called "Climate and resilience", aims to reduce carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030. The draft law is the result of the work by 150 randomly selected French citizens which made propositions to fight global warming.

But critics say the draft bill has excluded some of the propositions, despite a promise by French President Emmanuel Macron, to implement them "without any filters."