More than 1.8 million people worldwide have signed a petition from environmental groups to sue the French government for failing to take sufficient action on the matter.
The World Bank said the move represented a significantly ramped up ambition to tackle climate change, sending an important signal to the wider global community to do the same.
The European Union has set targets for 2030 of cutting emissions by 40%. Now it says it plans to go much further again by becoming climate neutral by 2050.
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to halt the trial in a lawsuit brought by 21 young people seeking to force the federal government to take action to address climate change.
Tens of thousands of people marched in Paris and other major cities across France on Saturday to call for greater action on climate change.
In order to accomplish this objective, City pension systems will aim to double the existing $2 billion investment across all asset classes to reach $4 billion of investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other climate solutions.
Protests erupt in major international cities to demand government action on climate change as talks to reinvigorate the Paris Agreement continued in Thailand.
A top New York City lawmaker announced a bill Monday to mandate dramatic energy use cuts in big buildings, by far the biggest source of carbon dioxide, in a historic move that could set a new standard for cities around the world.
Taoiseach says move is necessary as part of climate change obligations.
A coalition of 26 Caribbean nations is joining forces to drive forward low-carbon and climate-smart solutions.