Keyword: Laurence Tubiana

Paris climate summit: the unanswered questions

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The United Nations international climate summit, COP21, opened at Le Bourget close to Paris on November 30th in unusual circumstances. The host country France is under a state of emergency as it welcomes leaders, negotiators and activists from around the world. As Mediapart's environment correspondent Jade Lindgaard reports, a deal at the summit appears to be within reach, but doubts and questions remain about the real direction of the negotiations.

France ready to step in if UN climate talks stall, says top diplomat

French climate diplomat Laurence Tubiana says hosts of Paris climate summit will take lead if countries fail to deliver new text by August.

France struggles to cut down on nuclear power

President Francois Hollande wants to cut nuclear output by a third in 20 years but so far only one plant has been earmarked for closure.