France

Sarkozy to Trump: Scrap COP21, and Europe Will Tax U.S. Imports

French presidential contender Nicolas Sarkozy recent said that if Donald Trump pulls the U.S. out of the global climate treaty agreed at last…

France Reverses Course and Nixes Carbon Tax Proposal

France's government scuttled plans to include a carbon tax in its fiscal year 2016 budget. The sudden decision comes at a time when…

Strikes in France Threaten Euro 2016, Hit Transport and Energy Sectors

Conflict between labor unions and the French government accelerated last week when workers at refineries walked off their jobs, followed by nuclear power…

France Bans Roundup, While Monsanto Eyes U.K. as New Home

The Europeans' love-hate relationship with Monsanto can be dizzying at times. While the American agrichemical company is courting (or trying to court) its…

France Bans Large Supermarkets From Wasting Food

In search of a way to curb hunger, France becomes the first country to ban supermarkets from throwing away unsold food. The initiative…

France Considers Law Banning Extremely Skinny Fashion Models

France is considering a law banning extremely skinny fashion models.

Bonne Nouvelle! French Law Mandates Green Roofs, Solar Panels

Last week, the French parliament approved a law that requires new commercial buildings to be partially covered in either plants or solar panels.

Eiffel Tower Ramps Up Renewables With Wind Turbines

"It really does represent this big leap forward for renewable energy as a whole, to have this technology to the point where it…

Unilever Zero-Waste Program Saves Over $225 Million While Creating Jobs

Unilever has announced that all of its factories have achieved the company’s goal of zero waste -- saving millions of dollars while creating…

3p Weekend: 10 Cities On the Cutting Edge

This week we tip our hats to 10 cities hard at work building the urban centers of tomorrow. The future is now.

Loss of Natural Capital is a Risk to Countries’ Credit Ratings

UNEP studied five countries and found that depleted natural capital could harm the financial long-term health and cause huge credit risks in the…

Scientific Study Finds Long-Term Health Impacts from GM Corn and Herbicide

A French scientific study released this week asserts that laboratory rats fed Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) corn or low levels of Roundup herbicide…

TMC Innovation Seeks to Rethink Street Lighting In France and Beyond

TMC Innovation for six years has been rethinking one of the most mundane cogs of our infrastructure, the streetlight.

Rio+20 Update: Brazil, Denmark, France And South Africa Lead Call For Sustainability Reporting

Sustainability reporting may be a big winner of this week’s UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro. Paragraph 47 of Rio+20’s…

The Access Economy Comes to Your Washing Machine

In many urban environments and college towns, people don't own laundry machines. La Machine du Voison ("The Neighbor's Machine") aims to connect those…