COP21

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French president Emmanuel Macron spoke live on TV: paraphrasing Donald Trump, he said it was time for the US, French and allies to “make our planet great again”. Photograph: John Schults

Never before has a French president gone on live television, in English, to denounce a decision by his US counterpart. President Emmanuel Macron mock(...)

Climate activists demonstrate with red umbrellas in Paris on Saturday. Photograph: Thibault Camus/PA

We will never know how many people would have participated in the great march for the climate on November 30th, the day the COP21 conference started, (...)

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, COP21 president Laurent Fabius and François Hollande after the climate change accord was adopted in Paris. Photograph: François Mori/AP Photo

Laurent Fabius, France’s foreign minister and president of the COP21 UN climate conference, announced that an accord had been reached at 4.30am Saturd(...)

French foreign minister and president of COP21 Laurent Fabius:  complimented for the  role he  played in  the negotiations. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Everyone who was at the final plenary session of the climate conference will be able to say, when asked by their grandchildren what they did to try to(...)

A man enters the German pavilion during the COP21 world climate change conference  at Le Bourget,  outside Paris, France. Photograph: Reuters/Stephane Mahe

The mammoth task facing delegates from 195 countries at the COP21 climate summit in Paris can be measured by wading through a 54-page negotiating text(...)

The Eiffel Tower lights up with colours and messages of hope on the eve of the  climate conference in Paris: 190 countries are involved in the conference. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

I keep hearing about a big climate change thing going on in Paris. What is going on? There is a big international conference that starts (...)

Performers wearing effigies of world leaders (From L) German chancellor Angela Merkel, China’s president Xi Jinping, US president Barack Obama, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and French president Francois Hollande gather for a breakfast organized by Oxfam NGO in Paris, on the eve of the COP21 United Nations conference on climate change. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/ AFP/Getty Images

France has put 24 green activists under house arrest ahead of the United Nations climate talks, using emergency laws put in place following the(...)

The Great Island Power Station, Wexford. Key interconnector,  the “Celtic Interconnector” will link Great Island in Wexford with La Martyre in France.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Electricity interconnectors linking Ireland to France and Britain, as well as two North-South interconnectors, are included in a list of “key” ener(...)

Young people are among those taking part in a mass Heads in the Sand event on Sandymount Strand in Dublin in July 2015 to highlight the government’s attitude towards climate change. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

A forum to allow young Irish people have an input into international negotiations on climate change is to be established by An Taisce. The environmen(...)