France – GBRI
 

On Tuesday, France introduced a new ‘ecotax’ that will be levied on all flights originating within the country in an attempt to combat climate crisis. The amount of tax would range from 1.50 euros ($1.70) to 18 euros ($20) and is expected to raise over 180 million euros annually, French Transport Minister Élisabeth Borne said. The raised money would then […]

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Last year, luxury fashion brand Burberry drew a lot of flak from environmentalists for admitting that it was destroying €32 million in goods annually to “protect intellectual property and prevent illegal counterfeiting by ensuring the supply chain remains intact.” Sadly, this practice is quite rampant in the fashion world. However, today people are becoming increasingly aware […]

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The beaches on France’s Atlantic coast have witnessed many gruesome sights in 2019 with as many as 1,100 dead dolphins washing ashore, many of them in mutilated conditions. The huge numbers of the dead animals along with the sheer brutality of their deaths has alarmed marine life conservationists. Although environmental campaigners say 1,100 mutilated dolphins […]

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It is a known fact that palm oil industry is linked to massive deforestation, especially in Indonesia and Malaysia, causing climate change, habitat destruction and pushing many species to extinction. Now France has decided to tackle this issue by limiting the import of palm oil. The new plan, a joint effort from five French ministries, […]

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France just became the first country in the world to announce a complete ban on production of oil and gas by 2040. The move is being viewed as a symbolic gesture that has put the country at the forefront of climate leadership. On Tuesday, the French National Assembly voted to immediately ban any new licences for […]

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With effect from September 2018, elementary school students in France will not be allowed to use mobile phones in school during break-time or lunch/recess. France’s education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer called it a “matter of public health” and said, “These days the children don’t play at break time anymore, they are just all in front of their smartphones […]

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The government of Paris celebrated a car-free day on Sunday wherein all the cars were banned from city streets with exceptions made for emergency vehicles, taxis, and buses. It was refreshing to see the streets filled with cyclists and pedestrians instead of smoke-spewing vehicles. Paris has previously held such car-free days in 2015 and 2016 […]

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In a move that the country hopes would inspire other nations to give up dependence on fossil fuels, France just announced that it plans to ban all oil and gas production on its land by 2040. Under a draft law approved by cabinet, no new permits will be granted to extract gas or oil and no […]

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