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Overseas Populations and Poor People Most Threatened by Climate Change in France
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Overseas Populations and Poor People Most Threatened by Climate Change in France

Thanks to its geographical location and high level of economic development, France is by some measure less impacted by climate change than many other parts of the world. France has, however, a range of regions and populations at risk of suffering disproportionately from the changing climate. Many parts of French territories are poised to experience...

French Government Demands Automotive Companies Focus on Decarbonization in Exchange for Bailout
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French Government Demands Automotive Companies Focus on Decarbonization in Exchange for Bailout

The automobile manufacturing industry is among the economic sectors that have been heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in France. The PSA Group (owner of the brands Peugeot and Citroën) and the Renault Group are the second and third largest automobile producers in Europe. In 2019, the two groups together sold over 7 million cars...

One in Four Species in France is Endangered, Despite Biodiversity Protection Efforts
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One in Four Species in France is Endangered, Despite Biodiversity Protection Efforts

Protection of biodiversity in France dates back to 1960, when national parks were created, giving the first legal framework for protecting lands that were deemed of cultural and natural importance. Since then, France has acted for the preservation of biodiversity through developing national action plans (with the first ones for the conservation and restoration of...

CO2 Emissions in France Drop Following Lockdown – Climate Aspects Not Considered in Pandemic Policies
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CO2 Emissions in France Drop Following Lockdown – Climate Aspects Not Considered in Pandemic Policies

France has been under lockdown because of COVID-19 since mid-March. As of 19 April, the lockdown has been extended twice and is in force until 11 May. Under the lockdown, people are only allowed to leave home for work (if remote work is not possible), for grocery shopping, seeking medical care, and for a few...

France Aims at Clearing its Electricity Production of Fossil Fuels
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France Aims at Clearing its Electricity Production of Fossil Fuels

The French energy sector has since the 1970s been dominated by nuclear energy, and in the 2010s nuclear has provided at most over 75% of the country’s electricity. Because of this internationally exceptional feature, France is relatively advanced in transitioning away from fossil fuels. Its CO2 emissions per capita are less than 59% of the...

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