• French Opposition Parties Tell Macron To Abandon Carbon Tax Increase

    • Date: 03/12/18
    • Financial Times

    French opposition party leaders demanded the scrapping of a planned increase in fuel taxes after a day of talks with prime minister Edouard Philippe intended to defuse anti-government protests that erupted into violence over the weekend. In a sign of the gravity of the crisis facing President Emmanuel Macron, Mr Philippe held separate meetings with […]

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  • Students & Paramedics Join French Anti-Carbon Tax Revolt

    • Date: 03/12/18
    • Associated Press

    Anti-government protesters gained new allies Monday as French paramedics and students joined rallies while the prime minister met with political rivals in a bid to ease the anger following riots that rocked Paris.   French ambulance drivers hold smoke bombs in the colours of the French flag during a demonstration at the Place de la […]

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  • Public Support For French Anti-Carbon Tax Protest Movement Remains High

    • Date: 03/12/18
    • The Times

    Public support for the protest movement has not dropped since the Saturday riots in Paris and violence elsewhere in the country, a poll showed today. Support for the movement was voiced by 72 per cent, unchanged for the past fortnight, according to the Harris Interactive poll. Ninety per cent of the French believe that the […]

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  • France’s Macron Learns The Hard Way: Carbon Taxes Carry Political Risks

    • Date: 02/12/18
    • Reuters

    PARIS (Reuters) – When Emmanuel Macron rose to power, he put the environment at the heart of his agenda. Eighteen months later, anger over those policies has stoked protests that are a huge challenge for the French president. What was once widely seen by governments as a win-win transition to cleaner energies now looks more like […]

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  • Riots In Paris: French Unions Call On Macron To Halt Carbon Tax Hike

    • Date: 01/12/18
    • The Japan Times

    Violent clashes seen again in Paris as demonstrators vent anger about fuel taxes, cost of living. Trade union leaders have called for a moratorium on a new fuel tax hike set for January. PARIS – Groups of masked protesters battled police through clouds of tear gas near Paris’ Champs Elysees on Saturday as thousands took part […]

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  • New Poll: 80% Of French Oppose Macron’s Carbon Tax

    • Date: 30/11/18
    • Daily Express

    Anger against President Macron is growing with eight in 10 French people now supporting the popular “yellow vest” movement denouncing rising fuel prices and spiralling living costs, a poll published on Wednesday showed. Two people have been killed in road accidents and some 600 people injured in the two weeks since France’s ‘yellow vest’ protests […]

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  • Ontario To Scale Back Climate Targets

    • Date: 30/11/18
    • The Globe and Mail

    Ontario will scale back its climate-change targets and focus on regulating industrial greenhouse gas emitters, the province said Thursday as the government unveiled its environmental plan. The new strategy will make it harder for Canada to meet commitments made under the Paris climate accord. The federal government was relying on Ontario’s more aggressive approach under […]

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  • World Faces ‘Impossible’ Task Of Finding Agreement On Paris Agreement

    • Date: 29/11/18
    • Associated Press

    The Paris agreement let countries set their own emissions targets. Some are on track, others aren’t. Overall, the world is heading the wrong way. KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Three years after sealing a landmark global climate deal in Paris, world leaders are gathering again to agree on the fine print. The euphoria of 2015 has […]

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