'We're losing the battle', Macron tells Paris climate talks

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"We will be there to replace" United States financing of climate research, Macron said in Paris on Monday.

Guterres described climate change as the "defining challenge of our times", and warned that humanity was losing the war "for the very existence of life on our planet as we know it".

Macron has said that he hopes the money will help to fill any funding gaps brought about by the Trump administration's rejection of climate science.

France announced a raft of 12 non-binding commitments, from a $300 million pledge to fight desertification to accelerating the transition towards a decarbonised economy.

Parmesan said she will move her research operations to an experimental ecology station in the Pyrenees mountains, where she will study the effects of climate change on wildlife populations.

"We are not yet winning the war on climate change".

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Separately, nine European energy companies including EDF, Italy's Enel, Spain's Iberdrola SA and Britain's SSE said they would include green bonds in their financing policies.

Climate change is causing more frequent and severe flooding, droughts, storms and heatwaves as average global temperatures rise to new records, sea ice melts in the Arctic and sea levels rise.

French President Emmanuel Macron plans to award multi-year grants for several US-based scientists to relocate to France, his office said on Monday on the eve of a climate summit hosted by the president to raise finances to counter global warming.

The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change said its members and related groups, with more than $26tn under management in total, would work with companies to help them reduce emissions over the next five years, in accordance with the Paris goals.

"A long term solution for a source of clean power, which can be achieved through private investments to create economic competitiveness for industrialisation, job creation and agricultural programmes throughout the country; and the inclusion of Nigeria in climate regional programmes, especially strong financial support to our planned project for the replenishment of the Lake Chad".

Monday, Macron awarded 18 climate scientists - a lot of them based in the US - multimillion-euro grants to relocate to France for the rest of Trump's term.

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