French parliament approves climate change bill to green the economy

France's National Assembly has approved a wide-ranging climate change bill that will prevent future airport expansions, prohibit open-air terrace heaters and reduce packaging waste.

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Eleven Madison Park goes meatless

The restaurant will no longer serve meat or seafood when it reopens, Daniel Humm, the chef, said. “The current food system is simply not sustainable, in so many ways,” he said.

France, Germany plan billions in pandemic recovery spending

France and Germany together laid out plans for billions in spending from the European Union's pandemic recovery fund aimed at fighting climate change and boosting the use of digital technology across the economy.


France in new effort to protect ecosystem

The French National Assembly has approved the creation of an "ecocide" offense as part of a battery of measures aimed at protecting the environment and tackling climate change.


A French city announced it would serve meatless school lunches. The backlash was swift

Lyon's move to a veggie diet for students - and the protests that followed - reveals how enmeshed meat-eating has become with cultural identity.


A French city dropped meat from kids' lunches. The nation erupted

The Green party mayor of Lyon, a gastronomic capital, introduced no-meat menus in schools. Let the anguish begin.

Lights off: France parkour collectives fight pollution one store sign at a time

The Paris-based On The Spot collective is just one of a number of parkour collectives around France trying to raise awareness about light pollution and energy consumption as part of the Lights Off movement.


France: MPs rally behind bill enshrining climate change protections in constitution

French lawmakers in the lower house of parliament have approved a measure that could lead to climate change protections being added to the constitution. The bill is supported by French President Emmanuel Macron.

Meatless school menu sparks political row in France

A decision by the Green mayor of Lyon, seen by many as the country's culinary capital, to temporarily take meat off the menu in school canteens during the coronavirus pandemic has sparked a major political row in France.


After 15 years, Paris court listens the plea of Guadeloupe and Martinique farmers

Agricultural workers who had long demanded compensation for pollution caused by a pesticide banned in France but used on the Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe finally had a day in court after a nearly 15-year wait.


France presents new climate bill, activists slam "mini-measures"

French President Emmanuel Macron sent a new climate bill to parliament, hoping to convince voters of his green credentials before the 2022 presidential election amid criticism from activists that he has watered down earlier promises.


Why France’s new 'repairability index’ is a big deal

A new law aims to keep smartphones out of the dump. It also has global implications.

'Warning for Scotland' as landmark court ruling finds France failed to meet own climate change goals

Scotland has lessons to learn from a landmark ruling that found France at fault for failing to take enough action to tackle the climate crisis.


Court faults France over ‘ecological damage’ from its emissions levels

A Paris court said the French state had failed to meet its commitments on greenhouse gas emissions. The lawsuit is among a growing number of such legal actions internationally.
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