• UN Climate Ritual: Ministerial Meetings Fails To Resolve Deadlock

    • Date: 11/12/18
    • The Indian Express

    Even as a few developed countries started to put some money on the table to show their commitment to mobilising funds for climate change, none of the issues related to finance could be resolved by the negotiators till late on Monday night at the climate change conference here. At the two-week year-ending climate conference in […]

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  • Paris Riots Over Carbon Taxes Dim Hopes For Climate Fight

    • Date: 08/12/18
    • Associated Press

    The “yellow vests” in France are worrying greens around the world. The worst riots in Paris in decades were sparked by higher fuel taxes, and French President Emmanuel Macron responded by scrapping them Wednesday. But taxes on fossil fuels are just what international climate negotiators, meeting in Poland this week, say are desperately needed to […]

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  • Carbon Tax Revolt Escalates As French Police Union Joins Yellow Vests

    • Date: 06/12/18
    • Sud-Quest

    The police union has called for an unlimited strike in solidarity with the Yellow Vests movement. “Our upper echelons still want to send us to take the blows in its place and instead of the government.” It is with these words that the police union Vigi explains its choice to launch a call for an indefinite strike […]

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  • Macron’s Carbon Tax U-Turn Dismays UN Climate Talks

    • Date: 05/12/18
    • Politico

    KATOWICE, Poland — France’s sudden U-turn over an unpopular fuel tax in the face of violent anti-government protests sent shivers through the COP24 climate summit. That’s because the sight of one of Europe’s most climate ambitious countries beating a hasty retreat over a proposal that would have hiked gasoline tax by 4 cents, or just under 3 […]

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  • Macron Caves: Carbon Tax Revolt Scores Historic Victory As Govt Suspends Tax Hike

    • Date: 04/12/18
    • GWPF & EurActiv

    The French government is to suspend a controversial rise in carbon tax on fuel that has caused widespread protests throughout the country and dramatic scenes of violence and civil unrest. After the recent riots in France at the margins of the ‘yellow vests’ movement, the carbon tax adopted under François Hollande is expected to be […]

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  • 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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