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Latest update : 2015-11-30

Global warming: Ending climate change begins in the city

In this instalment of FRANCE 24's special series on the Paris Climate Conference, we look at the role of urban crusaders.

Cities produce an estimated three quarters of greenhouse gas emissions. The result is not always pretty.

New Delhi, a city of 8 million cars, is rated the most polluted in the world. Beijing is often dubbed the home of China's "airpocalypse". And even in Paris, the Eiffel Tower is regularly masked by a haze of smog.

We explore how cities can help turn the climate change battle around.

To discuss this issue, we speak to Rajendra Shende, former director of the United Nations Environment Programme and now chairman of Terre Policy Centre and Celia Blauel, Paris deputy mayor in charge of the environment and sustainable development.

By Mairead DUNDAS , Marina BERTSCH , Yara JAMALI ELO , Maeva LEFEBVRE

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2015-07-04 environment

Environmental migrants: The neglected refugees

Rising sea levels, extreme weather and drought: climate change is already causing tens of thousands of people to migrate. But where will these displaced populations go? There is...

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2015-11-27 agriculture

Feeding the world with an environmental conscience

In this instalment of FRANCE 24's special series on the Paris Climate Conference, we focus on sustainable agriculture.

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2015-11-27 carbon emissions

Carbon pollution: The long road to zero emissions

In this first instalment of FRANCE 24's special series on the Paris Climate Conference, we look at the challenges of reaching zero carbon emissions.

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2015-11-27 climate change

Fallen forests: Trees worth more alive than dead

In this instalment of FRANCE 24's special series on the Paris Climate Conference, we look at the issue of deforestation.

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