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France was one of the first countries to create an environment ministry, in 1971. According to the 2012 Environmental Performance Index conducted by Yale and Columbia, France was the sixth-most environmentally conscious country in the world, one place higher than the previous report in 2010. [1]

Sustainability initiatives[edit]

Local sustainability initiatives[edit]

Please see our local or city pages via the France category, where of course you can share any more information you may have about local sustainability initiatives.

Initiatives by topic[edit]

Climate action[edit]

Version française du site internet de la CCNUCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change)

Communities online[edit]

La 27e Région

Community currencies activism[edit]

SoNantes, complementary currency, Nantes region.

Community energy[edit]

Wikipedia: France National Renewable Energy Action Plan, Solar power in France, Wind power in France

Ekopedia: Propositions énergétiques pour la France

Community involvement[edit]

Wikipédia: Commission nationale du débat public

Cycling activism[edit]

Critical Mass bicycle rides in France

Food activism[edit]

Archives de Cuisson Solaire - Incredible Edible Fréland - La Ruche qui dit Oui ! - Open Food France - Solar cooking resources in France

Ekopedia: Association Végétarienne de France

Open spaces[edit]

Wikipedia: List of national parks of France, Regional natural parks of France

Sustainable transport activism[edit]

Tramway de la Communauté Urbaine Nice Côte d'Azur

Wikipedia: Rail transport in France, Trams in France

Waterways & Canals: The French natural and man-made waterways network is the largest in Europe extending to over 8,500 kilometres (5,300 mi). Approximately 20% of the network is suitable for commercial boats of over 1000 tonnes and the VNF (English: Navigable Waterways of France, the French navigation authority) has an ongoing programme of maintenance and modernisation to increase depth of waterways, widths of locks and headroom under bridges to support France's strategy of encouraging freight onto water.

News and comment[edit]

2017

Point d’étape Chambre des Communs de Lille, Apr 15 [2]

Rob en France: 6 jours de rencontres fascinantes (6 days of fascinating encounters), Apr 12 [3]

L’Atelier Paysan is a French cooperative that works with farmers to design machines and buildings adapted to the specific practices of small farm agroecology, Mar 17 [4]

France offers €200 subsidy on electric bike purchases, Feb 23 [5]

“Now you’re all here, and it feels fantastic”: 3 days in France. Feb 1 [6]

French Development Agency Champions the Commons as New Vision for Development, Jan 18 [7]

French parks and public gardens bid adieu to pesticides, Jan 5 [8]

2016

Ce village français anticapitaliste et 100 % autonome a tout compris ! Dec 3 [9]

France bans plastic cups, plates and cutlery, Sep 17 [10]

France moves towards full ban on pesticides blamed for harming bees, Mar 18 [11]

France says ‘no’ to all new oil exploration permits, January 14 [12]

‘Doggy bag’ law comes into force in France, January 4 [13]

2015

Casau Community Garden, Salies, France. November 19 [14]

France's plan to increase its soil carbon is an example to the world, October 17 [15]

A remarkable day in Ungersheim, a Village in Transition, September 28 [16]

France tilting toward nuclear phase-out, September 9 [17]

France to force big supermarkets to give away unsold food to charity, May 22 [18]

France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels, March 29 [19]

This new law is designed to make products easier to repair, so they stay out of the trash, March 9 [20]

Koolicar & Titi Flores Partner to Launch Carsharing in Nantes, France, February 3 [21]

2014

French city Grenoble bans advertising in favour of trees, November 24 [22]

Climat : quand les citoyens se mobilisent, novembre 5 [23]

France decides to start paying people to bike to work! June 4 [24]

France bans crop spraying during daylight hours to protect bees, May 7 [25]

Weaving together sustainable journeys in Toulouse, May 7 [26]

French Parliament Votes to Prohibit All Strains of GMO Corn, April 18 [27]

2011

France Becomes First Country to Ban Extraction of Natural Gas by Fracking, [28] June 30

2010

Pavement power lights up Toulouse, [29] April 13

2009

French redefine wealth to include happiness, [30] September 15

2007

France Joins the Billion Tree Campaign, [31] January 18

Resources[edit]

Apps for sustainability[edit]

City Gardens, maps over 400 green spaces in Paris and has expanded to provide similar services to the French cities of Metz, Lille, Lyon, Montpellier, Strasbourg and the European Green Capital of 2013, Nantes. [32]

Citizens data initiative[edit]

open data 71, le Département de Saône-et-Loire libère ses données - keolis-rennes.com, open data, Rennes

Maps[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of France

Video[edit]

More video: Grand Designs, Brittany Groundhouse, Channel 4, 26 Feb 2009

Local communities in France[edit]

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: France, France, Environment, Haute Qualité Environnementale

Ekopedia, French / Français


References

This page includes Creative Commons Licensed content from the Sustainable community action wiki on Wikia.
The list of authors can be seen in the history, link via drop down menu at top left of page.

  1. wikipedia:France#Environment
  2. forum.lescommuns.org
  3. transitionnetwork.org
  4. commonstransition.org
  5. treehugger.com
  6. transitionnetwork.org
  7. bollier.org
  8. MNN - Mother Nature Network
  9. lareleveetlapeste.fr
  10. independent.co.uk
  11. Daily Mail Online
  12. inhabitat.com
  13. france24.com
  14. cop21.transitionnetwork.org
  15. The Ecologist
  16. Transition Network
  17. dw.com
  18. The Guardian
  19. The Guardian
  20. Co.exist
  21. The Grid | Global Site Plans
  22. France 24
  23. France Inter
  24. inhabitat.com
  25. Farming News
  26. ashden.org
  27. One Green Planet
  28. Observations, Scientific American Blog Network
  29. guardian.co.uk
  30. off-grid.net
  31. UNEP
  32. European Green Capital


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