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Global Briefing: Spain advances plans for short haul flight ban

  2024-03-08 in Business Green

Spain to follow France in banning flights where rail offers viable alternative, Italy confirms coal phase out date, and Azerbaijan joins global methane pledge

  Tagged under: Coal | Legislation | Methane | Italy | Spain | Aviation | Trains | France


Southern France hit by severe floods for third time in six months | Voice of Europe

  2024-03-05 in voiceofeurope.com

Share this:FacebookXEmailGoogle+LinkedIn Read more: Severe storms hit central Tennessee, killing six people and injuring nearly two dozen others 22 dead: wettest July day in decades as deadly floods hit northern...

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Extreme Weather | Flooding | France


Extreme weather conditions are causing avalanches, floods and landslides in Italy and France | Voice of Europe

  2024-03-04 in voiceofeurope.com

Share this:FacebookXEmailGoogle+LinkedIn Read more: Severe weather ravages Europe: landslides in Italy and flash floods in Austria Europe braces for weather shift: heat wave to cool down amid extreme weather surges...

  Tagged under: Europe | Climate Change Impacts | Extreme Weather | France | Italy


France accused of ‘unacceptable’ behaviour after demanding UK taxpayer cash for Hinkley

  2024-03-01 (or before) in The Telegraph

Former energy secretary Chris Huhne says Paris must cover cost overruns

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France


French-built nuclear reactor delays to put Britain at risk of blackouts

  2024-02-28 (or before) in The Telegraph

Hinkley Point C delays and closure of other nuclear stations leave UK facing ‘crunch point’, analysis finds

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France


UK quits treaty that lets fossil fuel firms sue governments over climate policies

  2024-02-22 in The Guardian

Britain joins France, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands in withdrawing from charter it says ‘penalises’ shift to net zero

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | France


Britain must pay more for Hinkley, says France

  2024-02-14 (or before) in The Telegraph

Push for funding comes weeks after Hinkley Point C costs were revised up to £46bn

  Tagged under: France | Nuclear Power


France wants Britain to pay its 'fair share' of nuclear power costs

  2024-02-14 by in inews.co.uk

Nuclear reactor costs set to increase as French energy firm asks UK to pay more 

  Tagged under: France | Nuclear Power


French ASN warns of fraud risk in nuclear industry | Montel News - English

  2024-01-31 (or before) in Montel

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France


EDF’s Hinkley Point woes pile pressure on global nuclear push

  2024-01-30 (or before) in Financial Times

Fight with London comes as the state company has been tasked to build six to 14 reactors in France alone

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France


How France left the British taxpayer on the hook as Hinkley costs go nuclear

  2024-01-29 (or before) in The Telegraph

A series of cost overruns and delays are undermining the UK’s nuclear power revival

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France


‘The world is changing too fast for us’: organic farmers on urgency of French protests

  2024-01-26 in The Guardian

France taken by surprise by scale and fury of grassroots demonstrations amid crisis in organic sector

  Tagged under: Farming | France


Underground hydrogen discovery in France raises hopes for clean energy

  2024-01-25 in The Guardian

Deposit of natural hydrogen could be the largest ever found and enough to meet global demand for two years

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | France


What is ITER?

  2024-01-24 (or before) in ITER - the way to new energy

ITER ("The Way" in Latin) is one of the most ambitious energy projects in the world today. In southern France, 35 nations* are collaborating to build the world's largest tokamak, a magnetic fusion device that has been designed to prove the feasibility of fusion as a large-scale and carbon-free source of energy based on the same principle that powers our Sun and stars. The experimental campaign that will be carried out at ITER is crucial to advancing fusion science and preparing the way for the fusion power plants of tomorrow. The primary objective of ITER is the investigation and demonstration of burning plasmas—plasm...

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion | France


SUVs drive trend for new cars to grow 1cm wider in UK and EU every two years, says report

  2024-01-22 in The Guardian

Bigger cars more likely to kill people, release more toxic gas and are outgrowing design of cities

  Tagged under: Cars | France


How Wealthy Corporations Use Investment Agreements to Extract Millions From Developing Countries - Inside Climate News

  2024-01-14 by in Inside Climate News

A case in point: When Ecuador placed a windfall tax on foreign oil operations, French and U.S. companies filed claims—and were awarded more than $800 million.

  Tagged under: Colonialism | Litigation | France


Hinkley Point Nuclear Plant in UK Stops Getting Funding From China’s CGN - Bloomberg

  2023-12-13 in Bloomberg

China General Nuclear Power Corp. has halted funding for the UK’s Hinkley Point C nuclear station in a fresh sign of tension between London and Beijing.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France


Macron endorses dual interest rates for green energy

  2023-12-13 by in Green Central Banking

French president Emmanuel Macron has advocated for dual interest rates, saying it was "absurd" that green and fossil energy had the same rate.

  Tagged under: France


Sharp decline in cereal production in 2022

  2023-11-08 in European Commission

In 2022, an estimated 270.9 million tonnes of cereals were harvested across the EU. This was 26.7 million tonnes less than in 2021, the equivalent of a 9% decrease. France harvested 59.9 million tonnes of cereals in 2022; it was the largest cereal producer in the EU, contributing 22% of the EU

  Tagged under: France


Human rights experts warn against European crackdown on climate protesters

  2023-10-12 in The Guardian

UK has led the way, with countries across the continent making mass arrests, passing draconian new laws and labelling activists as eco-terrorists

  Tagged under: Activism | France


Revealed: almost everyone in Europe is breathing toxic air

  2023-09-20 in The Guardian

Guardian investigation finds 98% of Europeans breathing highly damaging polluted air linked to 400,000 deaths a year

  Tagged under: Health | France


French ski resort closes permanently because of snowfall shortage | CNN

  2023-09-16 by in CNN

La Sambuy, a family skiing destination in the French Alps, is the latest winter sports resort to permanently close because global warming has shrunk its ski season to just a few weeks.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | France


Watch ‘TotalPollution: A Dirty Game’ Greenpeace France’s new film on fossil fuel greenwashing - Greenpeace International

  2023-09-01 (or before) in Greenpeace

Fossil fuel companies like TotalEnergies sponsor popular sports events like the Rugby World Cup to distract everyone from their climate destruction. Watch Greenpeace France’s new film to discover the shocking truth

  Tagged under: France | TotalEnergies | Greenpeace


‘A first in Paris’: city fumigates for tiger mosquitoes as tropical pests spread, bringing disease

  2023-09-01 in The Guardian

Parisian health authorities treat French capital for the first time as Zika and dengue-carrying tiger mosquitoes advance through northeastern Europe

  Tagged under: France | Health


Europe hits roadblocks in the race to switch to electric cars

  2023-08-26 in The Guardian

Despite progress towards a 2045 zero-emission goal, the high price of EVs has created a headache for governments

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | EVs | Cars | France


French State ordered to compensate victims of air pollution for the first time - Soulier Avocats Strategic Lawyering

  2023-08-23 by in Soulier Avocats Strategic Lawyering

The Paris Administrative Court ordered the French State to compensate victims of air pollution for the first time.

  Tagged under: France


France's EDF takes 1.3 GW nuclear reactor offline amid heatwave

  2023-08-21 (or before) in MSN

PARIS (Reuters) - French power company EDF said it took its 1.3 gigawatt nuclear reactor Golfech 2, located close to the southern town of Toulouse, offline on Monday citing environmental reasons as the country goes through a spell of excessively hot weather. Water temperature levels at two other plants along the Rhone river in the southeast were seen surpassing the government guidance for nuclear

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France | Rivers


Zero-degree line at record height above Switzerland as heat and fire hit Europe

  2023-08-21 in The Guardian

Weather balloon climbs to 5,300 metres before temperature falls to 0C amid late summer heatwave

  Tagged under: France


Cancer mortality after low dose exposure to ionising radiation in workers in France, the United Kingdom, and the United States (INWORKS): cohort study

  2023-08-17 (or before) in The BMJ: British Medical Journal

Objective To evaluate the effect of protracted low dose, low dose rate exposure to ionising radiation on the risk of cancer. Design Multinational cohort study. Setting Cohorts of workers in the nuclear industry in France, the UK, and the US included in a major update to the International Nuclear Workers Study (INWORKS). Participants 309 932 workers with individual monitoring data for external exposure to ionising radiation and a total follow-up of 10.7 million person years. Main outcome measures Estimates of excess relative rate per gray (Gy) of radiation dose for mortality from cancer. Results The study included 103...

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France


Imperial Offsetting à la Macron

  2023-08-04 (or before) by in Planet Critical

What the French President's Pacific visit reveals about climate politics

  Tagged under: Pacific Ocean | France


World's First Factory Dedicated to Recycling Solar Panels Opens in France

  2023-07-17 by in Next Generation Renewable Energy

Specialist solar recycling company, ROSI, which hopes to eventually, be able to extract and re-use 99% of a panel’s components

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | France


Heatwave forces French nuclear power plants to limit energy output

  2023-07-14 (or before) in Euronews

The high temperature warning has come early this year but will affect fewer nuclear power plants.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France | Rivers


Russia alarmed by large fall in bee populations - BBC News

  2023-07-14 (or before) in The BBC

Pesticides are blamed for Russia's mass bee deaths, while French honey production is also down.

  Tagged under: Bees | Russia | France


When it comes to rich countries taking the environment seriously, I say: vive la France | George Monbiot

  2023-06-24 in The Guardian

Emmanuel Macron’s government is at least doing the bare minimum to avert the planetary crisis – and putting the UK to shame, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: France


Challenge to stop solar panels becoming a 'waste mountain' - BBC News

  2023-06-04 (or before) in The BBC

A French factory is pioneering recycling of solar units as experts warn of a waste mountain by 2050.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | France


Plastic pollution: treaty talks get into the nitty-gritty

  2023-05-29 (or before) in Inkl

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday warned that global plastics pollution was a "time bomb", as diplomats began five days of talks in Paris to make progress on a treaty to end plastic waste.

  Tagged under: France


France is preparing for a ‘realistic’ 4°C global warming scenario

  2023-05-25 (or before) in Euronews

After living through the hottest summer on record in 2022 and a prolonged drought, France is now preparing for a future where extreme weather could become commonplace.

  Tagged under: Drought | France


France bans short-haul flights to cut carbon emissions - BBC News

  2023-05-24 (or before) in The BBC

All domestic air routes are stopped where the same journey could be made by train in under 2.5 hours.

  Tagged under: France | Trains


French oil giant TotalEnergies sues Greenpeace over emissions report

  2023-05-03 in The Guardian

Green group accused company of emitting more than it disclosed but TotalEnergies says report used dubious methodologies

  Tagged under: France | Activism | TotalEnergies | Fossil Fuels | Greenpeace


Many Europeans want climate action – but less so if it changes their lifestyle, shows poll

  2023-05-02 in The Guardian

Exclusive: YouGov survey in seven countries tested backing for government and individual action on crisis

  Tagged under: Spain | Climate Change | France


French-Russian nuclear relations turn radioactive

  2023-04-20 in Politico

Ukraine and several EU countries want France to cut commercial ties with Russia’s atomic sector.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France | Russia


G7 ministers agree to cut gas consumption and speed-up renewable energy | Reuters

  2023-04-16 (or before) in Reuters

The Group of Seven rich nations have agreed to call for reducing gas consumption and increasing electricity from renewable sources while phasing out fossil-fuels faster and building no new coal-fired plants, France's energy transition minister said on Saturday.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels | Electricity | France


The Battle of Sainte-Soline

  2023-04-12 in quillette.com

The events at Sainte-Soline have received less attention from the international media than the pension-reform protests, but they are arguably more consequential.

  Tagged under: France | Activism


Climate change may pose key risk to French reactors – court | Montel

  2023-04-09 (or before) in Montel

(Montel) The impact of global warming on France’s nuclear fleet could become “critical” by 2050, with three to four times more outages than today, said the country’s Court of Auditors in a report published late on Tuesday.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France | Climate Change


EDF’s riverside reactor build plans “irresponsible” – expert | Montel

  2023-04-08 (or before) in Montel

(Montel) France’s plan to build two riverside reactors is “irresponsible”, given the acceleration of global warming-related water strain, nuclear expert and critic Yves Marignac told Montel.

  Tagged under: France | Nuclear Power | Rivers


France plans 70% 'supertax' on fuel for private jets

  2023-04-07 in thelocal.fr

France is set to dramatically increase taxes on fuel for private jets, as the government rejects a proposal from environmentalist and left-wing senators to ban short flights altogether.

  Tagged under: France | Aviation | Air Travel


Rethinking Paris: France braces for 4°C warming in “turning point” strategy

  2023-04-06 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Paris plans to use 2024 Olympics as a showcase for urban climate adaptation, including proposals to deal with 4°C of warming.

  Tagged under: France


Pesticide Giant Criticised for ‘Greenwashing’ Partnership with French Influencer

  2023-03-22 by in DeSmog

Bayer, the world’s second largest crop chemicals company, sponsored a French influencer to create and share pro-pesticides content with over 300,000 followers on her Instagram account, an investigation has revealed. Jenny Letellier – one of France’s biggest YouTubers with nearly 4 million subscribers – has come under fire for the sponsored content, which was broadcasted […]

  Tagged under: France


ASN allows longer use of Flamanville EPR vessel head : Regulation & Safety - World Nuclear News

  2023-03-16 (or before) in Homepage - World Nuclear News

France's nuclear safety regulator, the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire, has made a draft decision to allow EDF to use the current reactor vessel head of the Flamanville 3 EPR until the end of the reactor's first operating cycle. The regulator earlier ruled that the utility must replace the vessel head by the end of 2024.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France


French electricity company discovers deep crack in nuclear plant cooling system

  2023-03-09 in RFI - All the news from France, Europe, Africa and the rest of the world.

French energy group EDF has reported a major crack in a cooling pipe at a nuclear power plant on the Channel coast. This is the latest such incident to plague the energy sector, already struggling to…

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France | Electricity


‘Very precarious’: Europe faces growing water crisis as winter drought worsens

  2023-03-04 in The Guardian

Multiple governments warn of critical water shortages as heatwaves and lack of rain leave river systems depleted

  Tagged under: Spain | Heatwaves | Drought | France | Rivers


This French city is making public transport free

  2023-02-20 (or before) in Euronews

Could Paris be next to make their transport free?

  Tagged under: France


France receives EUR2 billion floating offshore boost - Emerging Risks Media Ltd

  2023-02-15 in emergingrisks.co.uk

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  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | France | Climate Change


French nuclear giant EDF buys massive Australian floating offshore wind project

  2023-02-15 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

French nuclear energy giant EDF buys massive floating offshore wind project in Australia that it plans to build in stages.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Wind Power | France


France in new row with Germany and Spain over nuclear-derived hydrogen

  2023-02-10 (or before) in EURACTIV

A new row has erupted between France, Germany and Spain over nuclear energy, with Paris furious about a lack of support from Berlin and Madrid for its efforts to have nuclear-derived hydrogen labelled as 'green' in EU legislation, sources said.

  Tagged under: Spain | Hydrogen | Nuclear Power | Germany | France | Legislation


Brussels recommends EU-wide exit from controversial energy treaty

  2023-02-08 (or before) in Euronews

France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and Poland are among those who had advocated an exit from the contentious agreement.

  Tagged under: Spain | Germany | France


Cracking under pressure: Inside the race to fix France’s nuclear plants

  2023-01-28 by Francois De Beaupuy in Japan Times

Complicated procedures, replicated across sites this winter, have hampered the ability of Electricite de France to get the country's nuclear reactors back online after lengthy shutdowns.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France | Electricity


France to take legal action over ‘nightmare’ plastic pellet spill

  2023-01-23 in The Guardian

Brittany beaches polluted by waves of beads believed to be from shipping containers lost in Atlantic

  Tagged under: France


Airlines plot fight-back against France's short-haul flights ban

  2023-01-19 by in Climate Home News

The aviation industry plans to argue that banning short-haul flights is ineffective and impinges on EU citizens' right to travel between countries

  Tagged under: France | Air Travel


A six-pack of sauvignon: could canned wine help save the planet?

  2023-01-09 in The Guardian

Wine poured – or sipped – from cans is gaining in popularity, and drastically reducing emissions from the industry

  Tagged under: France


‘Extreme event’: warm January weather breaks records across Europe

  2023-01-02 in The Guardian

At least eight countries experience record high temperatures of ‘almost unheard of’ heat, say meteorologists

  Tagged under: Spain | Extreme Weather | France


France becomes latest country to leave controversial energy charter treaty

  2022-10-21 in The Guardian

Quitting the ECT, which protects fossil fuel investors from policy changes that might threaten their profits, was ‘coherent’ with Paris climate deal, Macron said

  Tagged under: France | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Movement towards a Carbon Currency in France - Ecocore

  2022-10-19 in ecocore.org

Three circumstances, independent of each other, create a unique opportunity to engage in a public debate on the reforms to be undertaken:

  Tagged under: France


France bracing for ‘catastrophic’ food shortages following drought, farmers and unions warn

  2022-09-09 in Morning Star

by Roger Mckenzie at the Fete de l'Humanité

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought | France


Anglo-French oil firm threatens Amazon reserve for isolated Indigenous people

  2022-08-23 in The Guardian

Perenco sues Peru government for repeal of law that offers recognition to proposed Napo-Tigre reserve

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Trees | France


Loire Valley: Intense European heatwave parches France's 'garden' - BBC News

  2022-08-14 (or before) in The BBC

The Loire Valley is key to French farming, but it is being devastated by a fourth heatwave this year.

  Tagged under: Farming | Heatwaves | France


French PM sounds climate crisis alarm as ‘ogre-like’ wildfire rages

  2022-08-11 in The Guardian

Élisabeth Borne makes statement as more than 1,000 firefighters battle huge blaze south of Bordeaux

  Tagged under: Wildfires | France


Europe’s Parched Earth Hits Corn as Climate Crisis Resounds

  2022-08-07 (or before) in Bloomberg

Searing temperatures are shriveling corn crops across Europe, in the latest sign of a deepening crisis that spans everything from Rhine River transport to Spanish olive growers.

  Tagged under: Spain | Farming | France | Rivers


France drought: Parched towns left short of drinking water - BBC News

  2022-08-06 (or before) in The BBC

Trucks are supplying many parched French towns with drinking water after an exceptionally dry July.

  Tagged under: Drought | France


France’s troubled nuclear fleet a bigger problem for Europe than Russia gas

  2022-08-05 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

More than half of France’s nuclear fleet are offline, its power prices are through the roof, and it faces a long-term supply problem.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France | Russia


Heatwave: More evacuations as Mediterranean wildfires spread - BBC News

  2022-07-17 (or before) in The BBC

Wildfires force France to evacuate some 16,000 people, as Spain, Croatia and Greece are also hit.

  Tagged under: Spain | Wildfires | Heatwaves | France


G7 countries to stop funding fossil fuel development overseas

  2022-05-30 in The Guardian

Ministers from world’s biggest economies reach agreement that could shift estimated $33bn a year to clean energy sources

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Germany | France | Fossil Fuels | Japan


France’s unprecedented drought shows climate change is ‘spiralling out of control’

  2022-05-11 in France 24

As global warming accelerates, the spectre of drought haunts France’s once verdant farmland. Even now, before the start of summer, 15 administrative départements have had to restrict water use while…

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought | France | Climate Change


Summer of 2021 was Europe’s hottest on record

  2022-04-23 in France 24

Europe experienced its hottest summer on record in 2021, while being ravaged by floods, heatwaves and fires, according to a report published Friday by the European Union's Copernicus climate change service,…

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | France | Climate Change


Nature’s Say: How Voices from Hawai’i Are Reframing the Climate Conversation  - Inside Climate News

  2022-02-13 in Inside Climate News

The Parc Chanot exhibition space in Marseille, France, early last September was a sea of slim-tailored suits tapered tight at the ankles. Diplomats and agents consulaires floated through pavilions, vibing protocol. After a one-year Covid delay, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, which gathers members from more than 160 nations every four years […]

  Tagged under: France


French lawmakers approve a ban on short domestic flights | Reuters

  2022-01-24 (or before) in Reuters

  Tagged under: France


Car ads get cigarette-like disclaimer in France suggesting walking or biking instead

  2022-01-04 in Electrek

A new law in France will soon require automakers to include a disclaimer in their advertisements encouraging more energy-efficient transportation alternatives such as walking, biking, or public transit. The new legislation will come into force on March 1, and requires that one of three statements be included in any car advertisements in France. The three […]

  Tagged under: France | Legislation


No mountain high enough: study finds plastic in ‘clean’ air

  2021-12-21 in The Guardian

Microplastics from Africa and North America found airborne in French Pyrenees, 2,877 metres above sea level

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Africa | Sea Level | France


Few willing to change lifestyle to save the planet, climate survey finds

  2021-11-07 in The Guardian

Exclusive: poll of 10 countries including US, UK, France and Germany finds people prioritising measures that are already habits

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change | France


Oil System Collapsing so Fast it May Derail Renewables, Warn French Government Scientists – Byline Times

  2021-10-22 (or before) in Byline Times

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | France


France not doing enough to tackle climate change, court rules - CNN

  2021-09-25 (or before) by in CNN

A Paris court has found France legally responsible for its failure to meet targets intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | France | Climate Change


Snow chaos in Europe caused by melting sea-ice in the Arctic

  2021-04-14 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

They are diligently stoking thousands of bonfires on the ground close to their crops, but the French winemakers are fighting a losing battle. An above-average warm spell at the end of March has been followed by days of extreme frost, destroying the vines with losses amounting to 90 percent above average. The image of the struggle may well be the most depressingly beautiful illustration of the complexities and unpredictability of global climate warming. It is also an agricultural disaster from Bordeaux to Champagne.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Arctic | Ice Melting | France


France's citizen climate assembly: A failed experiment?   | DW | 16.02.2021

  2021-02-18 (or before) by in Deutsche Welle

Emmanuel Macron's experiment in participatory democracy is under fire after more than half of the proposals from citizens were dropped from the French climate law.

  Tagged under: France


Court convicts French state for failure to address climate crisis

  2021-02-03 in The Guardian

State found guilty of ‘non-respect of its engagements’ aimed at fighting global warming

  Tagged under: Activism | Greenhouse Gases | France | Greenpeace


French tech firm Schneider Electric tops global league of green firms

  2021-01-25 in The Guardian

Paris-based company worth €70bn now seen as world’s most sustainable company on Global 100 index

  Tagged under: France


Undercover footage at French farm shows ‘deplorable’ conditions for pigs

  2020-12-03 in The Guardian

The animals are supplied to frankfurter brand Herta and sold in supermarkets including Waitrose, which has pulled the products pending investigation

  Tagged under: Farming | France


Porsche, Ferrari buyers face $59,000 green tax in France

  2020-10-09 in europe.autonews.com

Under France’s latest malus plan, the minimum threshold for a car to qualify for an emissions-based tax will be lowered over the next two years, and penalties will be raised.

  Tagged under: France


World leaders pledge to halt Earth’s destruction ahead of UN summit

  2020-09-27 in The Guardian

France, Germany and UK among more than 60 countries promising to put wildlife and climate at heart of post-Covid recovery plans

  Tagged under: Bolsonaro | Germany | France | Wildlife


Ami, the tiny cube on wheels that French 14-year-olds can drive

  2020-09-11 in The Guardian

Citroën’s ‘urban mobility object’ is classed as a light quadricyle and can be driven without a full licence

  Tagged under: France


World’s largest nuclear fusion project begins assembly in France

  2020-07-28 in The Guardian

Project aims to show that clean fusion power can be generated at commercial scale

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Greenhouse Gases | Nuclear Fusion | France


Greta Thunberg and children's group hit back at attempt to throw out climate case

  2020-05-05 in The Guardian

Brazil, France and Germany say UN can’t hear complaint against five countries of flouting child rights to clean air

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Brazil | Germany | France | Women and Children


Air pollution may be ‘key contributor’ to Covid-19 deaths – study

  2020-04-20 in The Guardian

Research shows almost 80% of deaths across four countries were in most polluted regions

  Tagged under: France


Slaughter of the songbirds: the fight against France's 'barbaric' glue traps

  2019-11-30 in The Guardian

French hunters claim ‘tradition’ justifies their exemption from EU rules. But with many species endangered, there is growing pressure for a ban

  Tagged under: Birds | France | Wildlife


France and Germany: A neck-and-neck race on electric vehicle sales - International Council on Clean Transportation

  2019-11-22 in International Council on Clean Transportation

Are upcoming adjustments to France's vehicle taxation policy the right tactic to impact its EV sales ranking?

  Tagged under: Germany | France


Total greenwash: Total CEO announces oil company will spend US$100 million a year on forest protection and reforestation | REDD-Monitor

  2019-10-24 (or before) in redd-monitor.org

By Chris Lang On 6 July 2019, Patrick Pouyanné, the CEO of French oil and gas company Total, announced that his company would invest US$100 million per year in forest protection. Total’s announcement comes shortly after similar announcements by Shell and Eni to offset some of their emissions with forest conservation projects. Oil companies have...

  Tagged under: Shell | TotalEnergies | Trees | France


Emmanuel Macron's war on climate activism

  2019-10-23 in Climate Home News

Why are climate protesters being tear-gassed under the watch of France's president, a self-defined climate champion?

  Tagged under: Activism | France


Last Month Just "Obliterated" Temperature Records as The Hottest June to Date

  2019-07-05 (or before) by in ScienceAlert

Europe's record-breaking heat wave last week, it turns out, was the emphatic conclusion to the hottest June ever recorded.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | France


European Heat Wave Shifts East; All-Time Heat Records Tumble in Germany

  2019-07-02 (or before) in Weather Underground

More than 30 locations in Central Europe—including towns and cities in Denmark, France, Germany, and Poland—set all-time temperature records on Sunday as the continent’s historic June heat wave of 2019 shifted eastward.

  Tagged under: Germany | France


Europe heatwave: cities take steps to limit effects of record temperatures

  2019-06-27 in The Guardian

Germany imposes speed limits on highways while schools in France remain closed

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | France


'Hell is coming': week-long heatwave begins across Europe

  2019-06-24 in The Guardian

Temperatures could hit 40C from Spain to Switzerland, with authorities urging children and older people to stay indoors

  Tagged under: Spain | Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Women and Children | France


France to declare natural disaster after storms rip through crops

  2019-06-16 in The Guardian

‘Orchard of France’ is badly hit by extreme weather that has killed two people

  Tagged under: Farming | Extreme Weather | France


The illusion of centrist ecology

  2019-06-11 in Le Monde.fr

Good news: given the results of the European elections it would seem that French and European citizens are becoming more concerned about global warming.  The problem is that the election which has just taken place did little to further the basic issue. In real terms, which political forces do the ecologists intend to govern with … <p class="link-more"><a href="https://www.lemonde.fr/blog/piketty/2019/06/11/the-illusion-of-centrist-ecology/" class="more-link">Continuer la lecture<span class="screen-reader-text"> de « The illusion of centrist ecology »</span></a></...

  Tagged under: France


Mutilated dolphins wash up on French coast in record numbers

  2019-03-31 in The Guardian

Activists say 1,100 dolphins found since January - but real figure may be 10 times higher

  Tagged under: Activism | France | Fish | Whales and Dolphins | Wildlife


Elites' response to climate change must be fair, says EU official

  2019-01-29 in The Guardian

Gilets jaunes’ anger shows that companies must do their bit, says Frans Timmermans

  Tagged under: France | Climate Change | European Union


France bans fracking and oil extraction in all of its territories

  2017-12-20 in The Guardian

French parliamentarians have passed a law banning fossil fuel extraction. President Macron says he wants France to lead the world with switch to renewables

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | France | Fracking | Fossil Fuels


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