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CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from CASwiki's France article and is for news and comment in that context.


  • France to ban some domestic flights where train available, Apr 12 [1]

2021[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? [2] Nov 4

2020[edit | edit source]

A crime called "ecocide": how Macron in France, and the Danish Parliament, are willing to use laws (and referenda) to hit climate targets [3] Aug 10

France to ban heated terraces in cafes and bars. [4] Jul 27

La convention citoyenne pour le climat souhaite un référendum sur la Constitution et le crime d’« écocide ». [5] Jun 21

2019[edit | edit source]

‘Imagination Taking Power’: my Transition Tour de France, Rob Hopkins. [6] Apr 26

2018[edit | edit source]

Have imagination, will travel: 2 days in Brest, Rob Hopkins, Dec 4 [7]

'I leave the car at home': how free buses are revolutionising one French city, Oct 15 [8]

State-Sanctioned Agroecological Transition? The State of Food in France [9] Apr 5

2017[edit | edit source]

How This Petite French Town Turned a Stadium Boondoggle Into Free Public Transportation, Oct 25 [10]

Point d’étape Chambre des Communs de Lille, Apr 15 [11]

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

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 [13]

France offers €200 subsidy on electric bike purchases, Feb 23 [14]

“Now you’re all here, and it feels fantastic”: 3 days in France. Feb 1 [15]

French Development Agency Champions the Commons as New Vision for Development, Jan 18 [16]

French parks and public gardens bid adieu to pesticides, Jan 5 [17]

2016[edit | edit source]

Ce village français anticapitaliste et 100 % autonome a tout compris ! Dec 3 [18]

France bans plastic cups, plates and cutlery, Sep 17 [19]

France moves towards full ban on pesticides blamed for harming bees, Mar 18 [20]

France says ‘no’ to all new oil exploration permits, January 14 [21]

‘Doggy bag’ law comes into force in France, January 4 [22]

2015[edit | edit source]

Casau Community Garden, Salies, France. November 19 [23]

France's plan to increase its soil carbon is an example to the world, October 17 [24]

A remarkable day in Ungersheim, a Village in Transition, September 28 [25]

France tilting toward nuclear phase-out, September 9 [26]

France to force big supermarkets to give away unsold food to charity, May 22 [27]

France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels, March 29 [28]

This new law is designed to make products easier to repair, so they stay out of the trash, March 9 [29]

Koolicar & Titi Flores Partner to Launch Carsharing in Nantes, France, February 3 [30]

2014[edit | edit source]

French city Grenoble bans advertising in favour of trees, November 24 [31]

Climat : quand les citoyens se mobilisent, novembre 5 [32]

France decides to start paying people to bike to work! June 4 [33]

France bans crop spraying during daylight hours to protect bees, May 7 [34]

Weaving together sustainable journeys in Toulouse, May 7 [35]

French Parliament Votes to Prohibit All Strains of GMO Corn, April 18 [36]

2011[edit | edit source]

Compost Candidates, Oct 19 [37]

France Becomes First Country to Ban Extraction of Natural Gas by Fracking, [38] June 30

2010[edit | edit source]

Pavement power lights up Toulouse, [39] April 13

2009[edit | edit source]

French redefine wealth to include happiness, [40] September 15

2007[edit | edit source]

France Joins the Billion Tree Campaign, [41] January 18

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