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Paris mayor unveils plan ​to restrict traffic and pedestrianise city centre

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People on the Champs-Élysées during a car-free day in Paris. Photograph: Aurelien Meunier/Getty

Anne Hidalgo says she wants to cut the number of private cars in French capital by half as part of campaign to tackle pollution

January 8, 2017 — The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has unveiled plans to restrict traffic in the French capital and pedestrianise the city centre in an attempt to halve the number of private cars on the roads.  Continue reading Paris mayor unveils plan ​to restrict traffic and pedestrianise city centre

France clears Calais camp as concern mounts in Paris

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Workers watch as a crane destroys a caravan, once used as a makeshift shelter, at the site of the ‘Jungle’ migrant camp, on October 31, 2016 in Calais, northern France, as a massive operation to clear the settlement nears completion. Philippe Huguen/AFP

While the Calais camp is now demolished and thousands have been sent to lodgings elsewhere, the fate of the unaccompanied minors housed in containers near the site remains unresolved

CALAIS, France (Nov. 1, 2016) — French demolition teams cleared the last shacks in the Calais “Jungle” on Monday, October 31, signaling the end of the notorious camp as concerns mount for thousands of migrants sleeping rough in Paris.  Continue reading France clears Calais camp as concern mounts in Paris

Study links heatwave deaths in London and Paris to climate change

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View of City of London’s high rise architecture at sunset. Credit: _ultraforma_/Getty Images.

In 2003, more than 70,000 people across Europe died in a sweltering heatwave that spanned much of the summer.

July 8, 2016 — France was among the worst-affected countries, with 15,000 deaths in August alone. In the UK, the summer saw more than 2,000 heat-related fatalities.  Continue reading Study links heatwave deaths in London and Paris to climate change

We know climate action starts with cities

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‘Stronger cities are in every nation’s best interest.’ Photograph: Alamy

If we want to reduce emissions, cities are key. But they need to be empowered if they are to have an impact

May 5, 2016 — The Paris climate agreement, already signed by more than 175 countries, was successful in large part because national governments recognized cities’ progress in reducing carbon Continue reading We know climate action starts with cities

Dangerous global warming will happen sooner than thought

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Energy use per person was on track to rise sixfold by 2050 across the world, according to researchers from Queensland and Griffith universities Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
Australian researchers say a global tracker monitoring energy use per person points to 2°C warming by 2030

March 10, 2016 — The world is on track to reach dangerous levels of global warming much sooner than expected, according to new Australian research that highlights the alarming implications of rising energy demand.

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ISIS releases video of ‘Paris attackers’

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In this file photo, armed police officers go on foot patrol around Notre-Dame cathedral and the Saint-German neighborhood, in Paris, France, November 14, 2015. Ian Langsdon/EPA
The video posted on jihadist websites is entitled ‘Kill wherever you find them,’ and shows 4 Belgians, 3 French citizens and 2 Iraqis said to be responsible for the attacks

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Jan. 25, 2016) — The Islamic State (ISIS) group released a video Sunday, January 24, purporting to show 9 jihadists involved in the November Paris attacks that killed 130 people, in which they threaten “coalition” countries including Britain.

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