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  • France’s plan for solar panels on all car parks is just the start of an urban renewable revolution, The Conversation (Nov 17, 2022)
  • 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, United States, 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

2019[edit | edit source]

'Imagination Taking Power': my Transition Tour de France, Rob Hopkins.[10] Apr 26

2018[edit | edit source]

Have imagination, will travel: 2 days in Brest, Rob Hopkins, Dec 4[11]

'I leave the car at home': how free buses are revolutionising one French city, Oct 15[12]

State-Sanctioned Agroecological Transition? The State of Food in France[13] Apr 5

2017[edit | edit source]

How This Petite French Town Turned a Stadium Boondoggle Into Free Public Transportation, Oct 25[14]

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

Rob en France: 6 jours de rencontres fascinantes (6 days of fascinating encounters), Apr 12[16]

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[17]

France offers €200 subsidy on electric bike purchases, Feb 23[18]

"Now you're all here, and it feels fantastic": 3 days in France. Feb 1[19]

French Development Agency Champions the Commons as New Vision for Development, Jan 18[20]

French parks and public gardens bid adieu to pesticides, Jan 5[21]

2016[edit | edit source]

Ce village français anticapitaliste et 100 % autonome a tout compris ! Dec 3[22]

France bans plastic cups, plates and cutlery, Sep 17[23]

France moves towards full ban on pesticides blamed for harming bees, Mar 18[24]

France says 'no' to all new oil exploration permits, January 14[25]

'Doggy bag' law comes into force in France, January 4[26]

2015[edit | edit source]

Casau Community Garden, Salies, France. November 19[27]

France's plan to increase its soil carbon is an example to the world, October 17[28]

A remarkable day in Ungersheim, a Village in Transition, September 28

France tilting toward nuclear phase-out, September 9[29]

France to force big supermarkets to give away unsold food to charity, May 22[30]

France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels, March 29[31]

This new law is designed to make products easier to repair, so they stay out of the trash, March 9[32]

Koolicar & Titi Flores Partner to Launch Carsharing in Nantes, France, February 3[33]

2014[edit | edit source]

French city Grenoble bans advertising in favour of trees, November 24[34]

Climat: quand les citoyens se mobilisent, novembre 5[35]

France decides to start paying people to bike to work! June 4[36]

France bans crop spraying during daylight hours to protect bees, May 7[37]

Weaving together sustainable journeys in Toulouse, May 7[38]

French Parliament Votes to Prohibit All Strains of GMO Corn, April 18[39]

2011[edit | edit source]

Compost Candidates, Oct 19[40]

France Becomes First Country to Ban Extraction of Natural Gas by Fracking,[41] June 30

2010[edit | edit source]

Pavement power lights up Toulouse,[42] April 13

2009[edit | edit source]

French redefine wealth to include happiness,[43] September 15

2007[edit | edit source]

France Joins the Billion Tree Campaign,[44] January 18

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