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Emmanuel Macron celebrates his victory in France's presidential election run-off on the Champ de Mars in Paris on April 24, 2022. Photo: Thomas Coex / AFP
Emmanuel Macron celebrates his victory i... […]

Five challenges for Macron in new term

French President Emmanuel Macron faces a daunting range of tasks after defeating far-right leader Marine Le Pen and winning a new term at the Elysee Palace. AFP looks at five challenges ahead for the centrist
There is no formal organisation tasked with making sure individual nations are on track to make sure their climate commitments meet the Paris agreement's cap on global warming. Photo: Ina Fassbender / AFP
There is no formal organisation tasked w... […]

Who will be the judge of countries’ climate plans?

Countries have until the end of 2022 to ensure their climate commitments meet the Paris agreement's cap on global warming. But who will check that their promises really do stack up?
The Toyota Corolla Hybrid was named the 2020 Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Photo: Mark Ralston / AFP
The Toyota Corolla Hybrid was named the ... […]

Hybrid cars’ green credentials under scrutiny

Hybrid cars are increasingly popular in the European Union as eco-conscious drivers turn away from their more polluting counterparts, but environmentalists warn they're not as green as they seem
An obsolete vehicle is moved at the Indra Automobile Recycling facility in Romorantin, central France. Photo: Eric Piermont / AFP
An obsolete vehicle is moved at the Indr... […]

Auto sector shifts gear towards recycling parts, batteries

From ageing electric batteries to old engines to rearview mirrors, the auto industry is revving up its recycling efforts as it faces pressure to reduce its colossal carbon footprint
The number of giant pandas worldwide has rebounded since the black-and-white bear was declared an endangered animal in the 1980s, thanks to China's efforts to protect it and its habitat. Photo: Ed Jones / AFP
The number of giant pandas worldwide has... […]

Countries pledge to stop biodiversity loss at key UN summit

Delegates from 195 countries have pledged to set "ambitious" goals to halt the loss of biodiversity and destruction of ecosystems as the first phase of a key UN summit held in the Chinese city of Kunming
Cars on the A7 motorway between Lyon and Vienne in southeastern France. Photo: Philippe Desmazes / AFP /File
Cars on the A7 motorway between Lyon and... […]

Will drivers get burned by EU ban on petrol or diesel cars?

The European Commission has unveiled plans to effectively ban the sale of new cars with internal combustion engines from 2035. What will this mean for drivers?