EU and member states’ climate contributions exceed €21bn

They remain the largest provider of public climate finance, which has more than doubled since 2013, to help developing nations cope with the impacts of climate change

Donald Trump confirms US will leave Paris climate agreement

The president described the climate deal as ‘terrible’ and ‘one-sided’ and said it was a ‘total disaster for our country’

Notre Dame
Could the Notre Dame be reborn as an energy-positive eco-cathedral?

Paris-based Vincent Callebaut Architectures says that is exactly how it should be rebuilt

IEA: Bolder decisions needed for sustainable energy system

The International Energy Agency says global energy investment is falling short of what would be needed to meet continued robust growth in the world’s energy demand

Global cities leading the way in cutting emissions

New analysis reveals 27 cities, representing 54 million people, saw carbon emissions peak in 2012

Siemens Gamesa commits to science-based climate targets

It will reduce its carbon emissions in line with the Paris agreement

Major cities vow to make new buildings carbon neutral by 2030

A total of 19 mayors have made the pledge as part of the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration

ENGIE and Nexity to develop sustainable ‘eco-district’ in Paris

It will consist of housing, offices, shops and a hotel

EU agrees 32.5% energy efficiency target for 2030

Environmental groups believe a 40% target is needed to cost-effectively meet the Paris climate goals

Right policies to achieve Paris climate target ‘could create 24m green jobs’

That could be driven by changes in the energy mix, promoting the use of electric vehicles and improving the energy efficiency of buildings