No plan B: the One Planet Summit is being held two years to the day since the landmark Paris accord on climate change was agreed. Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty

France will push for a European financial-transactions tax to fund the fight against climate change, four French government ministers have said ahead (...)

Ségolène Royal  and Switzerland’s Bertrand Piccard. Photograph: Philipp Guelland/EPA

When an English-speaking politician loses an election, he or she usually leaves public life. Not in France, where politicians appear to be indestructi(...)

French foreign affairs Minister Laurent Fabius, president-designate of COP21,  on a giant screen as he speaks at the final session at the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 12th, 2015. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

As the Paris COP21 accord with its unprecedented collective global response to climate change was being ratified on Saturday evening, it was inevitabl(...)

From left are Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change; United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius, and president-designate of COP21 and French President Francois Hollande celebrating  final agreement  at the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 12th, 2015. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Success has many parents, and there will be no shortage of people attempting to take credit for concluding the Paris accords - the most serious attemp(...)

According to crop modelling, which helps to estimate yields when certain weather and soil conditions are applied, drought will decimate staple foods under a low mitigation future, especially important ones such as maize

When world leaders begin negotiating a new climate deal in Paris at the end of the month, a new study showing Africa’s temperatures have risen at twic(...)

The UN  hopes to get commitments from more than 190 countries to keep global warming below 2 degrees. Photograph: Kadir van Lohuizen/New York Times

The Government is to lobby the EU for a lower cut in the State’s greenhouse emissions than the proposed 40 per cent target Brussels is seeking. While(...)

French president Francois Hollande looks on a globe during an exhibition promoting the Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21). Photograph: Michel Euler/AFP/Getty Images

The top French negotiator for the major United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris scheduled for the end of the year now believes there is a 70(...)