In a new opinion piece published by Le Monde, Senior Landecker Fellow Lumir Lapray, together with a group of a young signatories aged 15 to 36, denounce the postponement of the legal retirement age in France.
Aside from the fact that the young generation will have to survive in a world at + 3°C warming, “we now know that we may also have to work longer, for lower pensions than those of our seniors, whose income and wealth level is already much higher than ours,” the writers emphasize.
Such system creates exclusion and destroys the planet…
“The postponement of the legal retirement age is presented to us as an unsurpassable horizon,” the authors explain. In other words, the postponement “extends the logic of a world of social regression and environmental desolation,” the group adds.
The op-ed authors are: Clovis Cassan, Colin Champion, Clémentine Converset-Doré, Camille Etienne, Lumir Lapray, Anne Le Corre, Sacha Leger, Gabriel Mazzolini, Chloé Ridel, Félix Sosso.
- The opinion piece is available in French on this Le Monde page.
- To find out more about Lumir’s activities, visit her Humanity in Action Person Page.
Lumir is one of thirty 2021-2022 Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.