Francois Hollande joins leaders in US, Germany, Mexico and Canada in delivering long-term plan to slash emissions to United Nations climate body


France has become the fifth major economy to outline plans to radically cut greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century in a submission sent to the UN last week.

It details how the country will meet a 2030 goal to cut emissions 40% on 1990 levels and 75% by 2050, requiring “major changes” to the country’s economy.

“Investment needs are massive and the recasting of production and consumption patterns is essential,” it says.