• 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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  • G20 Nations Reportedly Set To Kowtow To Trump On Climate Change

    • Date: 29/11/18
    • Clean Technica

    A reported draft version of a communique being formulated by leaders of the G20 in advance of the 13th meeting of Group of Twenty to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, starting Friday, fails to back the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and makes no mention of the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report on Global […]

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  • Macron’s Blind Spot: ‘President Of The Rich’ Risks Poll Backlash Over Carbon Tax

    • Date: 29/11/18
    • Politico

    Macron’s policies are seen as favoring the urban, globalized classes at the expense of left-behind provincials. The diesel tax hike, imposed in the name of saving the planet, was the last straw. France’s president has hit a roadblock. Emmanuel Macron prided himself on having blown up a sclerotic political system when he took office as a […]

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  • UN Climate Conference To Promote Coal

    • Date: 28/11/18
    • AFP

    WARSAW (AFP) – Poland on Tuesday named the EU’s largest producer of high-quality coking coal among several coal-sector companies that it chose to partner with the UN’s COP 24 global climate summit opening this weekend in the southern coal city of Katowice. Polish Environment minister Henryk Kowalczyk told reporters in Warsaw that the state-owned JWS company along […]

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