France has abandoned plans to phase out tax breaks on agricultural diesel in efforts to appease its increasingly disgruntled farmers
The taskforce, set to be launched at Cop28, will consider the feasibility of levies on shipping, aviation, financial transactions and fossil fuels.
France will spend €500m a year on tax credits for wind and solar power, heat pumps and batteries funded by a tax rise on carbon-intensive fuels
The European Court of Human Rights has heard its first two lawsuits on climate change, brought against the governments of Switzerland and France.
The court said campaigners arguments against the East African crude oil pipeline had changed too much – they are considering an appeal
Campaigners have warned the exemption risks setting an incentive for increased logging in Europe’s corner of the Amazon forest.
The aviation industry plans to argue that banning short-haul flights is ineffective and impinges on EU citizens’ right to travel between countries
French people and businesses are encouraged to take shorter showers, turn down thermostats and car pool but none of the measures are binding
The re-elected French president performed poorly on climate in his first term and is relying too heavily on nuclear, experts say
After the citizens’ assembly complained they had not been fully listened to, lawmakers submitted over 4,000 amendments to Macron’s landmark climate bill
Campaigners have hailed a ‘historic victory’ after an administrative court concluded the French government could be held responsible for breaching its 2015-18 carbon budget
President Emmanuel Macron has been accused of backsliding on promises to fully implement the recommendations of a citizens’ assembly on climate change
After a year disrupted by coronavirus, national leaders are expected to announce climate commitments on Saturday, the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement
The EU’s biggest economies are investing billions of euros in building clean hydrogen fuel capacity to decarbonise heavy industry and transport
French and British initiatives to involve ordinary people in climate policy are adapting their work in light of the coronavirus pandemic
Politicians, citizens and experts meet to discuss how and why France must invest more heavily in climate adaptation after report warns of major national impacts
In a joint statement with France, the world’s biggest emitter declared an intention to upgrade its contribution to the Paris Agreement
Emissions cuts are behind the pace to go carbon neutral by 2050, the newly established High Council for the Climate advised government
France’s worst civil unrest in decades was sparked by an anti-pollution tax, but are the gilets jaunes fighting against climate action?
French proponent ‘pleased’ Macron has backed a new institution, although the president’s support was left deliberately vague, said a government official