France

Climate Volatility Pushes Global Wine Production to a 50-Year Low

According to the a global wine industry group, 2017 will prove to be a rough year for wine grape growers worldwide, due to…

Evian Helps French Multinational Danone Inch Toward Carbon Neutrality

During the COP21 climate talks, French multinational Danone pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050. Thanks to its Evian brand, it's now one…

How Evian Automated Its Factory Without Laying Off Workers

Spring water giant Evian recently automated its bottling plant in the French alps. Rather than lay off workers, the company actually hired more…

U.S. Cities, Companies Move Forward on Climate Commitments

Outrage still festers a week after President Trump announced the U.S. would leave the seminal Paris Agreement. But there are plenty of local…

France Moves Forward with 17 GW of Clean Energy Investments

France has announced a large investment in renewable power projects, suggesting the country will start a slow transition away from nuclear power, which…

Europeans Warm To the Idea of a Universal Basic Income

Much of the European Union is cheering the election of Emmanuel Macron as president of France. But problems like automation and unemployment aren't…

$4.5 Trillion in Global Assets Still Exposed to Climate Change Risks

Today, more investment funds and managers consider climate change when evaluating their long-term financial viability. But at least $4.5 trillion in assets worldwide…

Facebook Cracks Down on Fake Accounts Ahead of French Presidential Election

Facebook adopted stronger measures against fake accounts as France's presidential election nears. These accounts are often the culprit behind the proliferation of fake…

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.