CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from CASwiki's France community action article and is for news and comment in that context.
  • France used 10% less electricity last winter – three valuable lessons in fighting climate change, (Sep 18, 2023)
  • Paris to charge SUV drivers higher parking fees to tackle ‘auto-besity’, (Jul 11, 2023)
  • Mon dieu, France invests cool $2 billion to promote cycling, (May 26, 2023)
  • From a French citizens' assembly, an eyewitness report on how non-experts are their real strength, The Daily Alternative (Jan 21, 2023)

2022[edit | edit source]

  • Ban on single-use restaurant tableware hailed as fast-food ‘revolution’ in France, The Guardian (Dec 28, 2022)
  • France’s plan for solar panels on all car parks is just the start of an urban renewable revolution, The Conversation (Nov 17, 2022)
  • The Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance now has 10 core members (Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Greenland, Ireland, Portugal, Quebec, Sweden, Wales, and Washington State), two associate members (California and New Zealand), and five "friends of BOGA" (Chile, Fiji, Finland, Italy, and Luxembourg)., (Nov 16, 2022) — BOGA is an international alliance of governments and stakeholders working together to facilitate the managed phase-out of oil and gas production, led by the governments of Denmark and Costa Rica
  • Climate change and the French: The summer that ended indifference, (Aug 22, 2022)
  • ‘It’s a beautiful thing’: how one Paris district rediscovered conviviality, The Guardian (Jul 14, 2022) — It started with an organised ‘bonjour’. Now the ‘republic of good neighbours’ say they want to reclaim the streets
  • Young People in France Ready to Fly Less, Stay Grounded (Feb 16, 2022) — global warming worries young people: 80% of them think that the situation is very worrying or dramatic and that it is urgent to act for the climate. Better still, a large majority (76%) recognizes the need to make significant or radical changes in our lifestyles . Young people are ready to act in all areas of daily life: daily transport (79%), tourism (81%), food (87%), consumption (92%), energy (92% ), recycling (95%).

2021[edit | edit source]

First driverless vehicle approved to operate on public roads in Europe, Nov 28[1]

  • Gen Z on how to save the world: young climate activists speak out, The Guardian (Oct 17, 2021) — Features activists from Philippines, Australia, India, US, Uganda, Pakistan, Peru, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Kenya and Canada

France announces fruit and veg packaging ban from 2022, Oct 12[2]

France to capitalise on 'resounding success' of green renovation, Jul 22[3]

France to ban some domestic flights where train available, Apr 12[4]

France's citizen climate assembly: Macron's experiment under fire after more than half of the proposals from citizens dropped from the French climate law. Feb 16[5]

2020[edit | edit source]

The French are going to put "repairability" scores on consumer goods, in the fight against planned obsolescence. Should we do so here?[6] Nov 4

A crime called "ecocide": how Macron in France, and the Danish Parliament, are willing to use laws (and referenda) to hit climate targets[7] Aug 10

France to ban heated terraces in cafes and bars.[8] Jul 27

La convention citoyenne pour le climat souhaite un référendum sur la Constitution et le crime d'«écocide».[9] Jun 21

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