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France Must Step Up Climate Fight to Meet Targets, Adviser Says

  • Impacts of global warming are intensifying, HCC report shows
  • Emission cuts need to be made twice as fast to meet EU goals
High voltage power lines and cooling towers at the Dampierre-en-Burly nuclear power plant.

High voltage power lines and cooling towers at the Dampierre-en-Burly nuclear power plant.

Photographer: Anita Pouchard Serra/Bloomberg

France faces “major risks” of missing emission-reduction targets as policies to curb pollution fall short and the impacts of climate change intensify, a government advisory body said.

A report from the High Council on Climate pointed to inadequate efforts across multiple sectors from agriculture to transport. The broad sweep of its recommendations underscores the challenges faced by governments as they seek to balance climate commitments with an urgent need to ensure stable supplies of energy, food and materials amid soaring prices.