In France, any generational and social divisions are secondary to the left-right political divide.
But in reality, the environmental and climate movement has a strong tradition in Europe. In Germany, we have long had movements against both nuclear energy and fossil fuel mining, with groups such as Ende Gelände, working towards further protections for the environment. The climate issue was also widely addressed in the media, such as with the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord. Consequently, under the banner of Fridays for Future, students took to the streets to openly raise the issues of climate protection.