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No, doggy bags are not compulsory in France, but restaurants forced to reduce food waste
18/01/2016 - Spotlight on France

No, doggy bags are not compulsory in France, but restaurants forced to reduce food waste

A new law that came into force on January 1st means large restaurants in France, serving around 180 covers a day, must now separate out organic and non-organic waste, as part of a government drive ...
Opponents of the project for the creation of the international airport Notre-Dame-des-Landes near Nantes demonstrate on the peripheral road of Nantes, western France, on January 9, 2015.
09/01/2016 - France

Opponents of controversial Nantes airport protest against expulsion

Opponents of the government's plans to build a new airport in the northwestern city of Nantes, demonstrated in their hundreds on Saturday, against legal proceedings to evict inhabitants from the ...
The Calypso docked in the Britain harbour of Concarneau
08/01/2016 - France

Cousteau’s iconic ship Calypso to sail again

Captain Cousteau’s famous vessel the Calypso will be getting a new life in 2016, after being abandoned nearly for 10 years in a Brittany harbour.

31/12/2015 - Nigeria - Renewable energy

Football pitch in Nigeria powered by kinetic energy: vanity project for oil multinational or future for renewables?

An innovative new football pitch in Lagos opened in December using power generated by the players running on special tiles that capture kinetic energy.
Environmentalists hold hands as they form a human chain during a demonstration near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, as the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) continues near the French capital in Le Bourget, December 12, 2015.
12/12/2015 - France

Hollande's "historic" climate deal is hogwash, NGOs

Environmentalists are split on whether a new UN draft agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions will save the planet from climate change.
French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal (L), French President Francois Hollande (2ndL), French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (C) and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (2ndR) applaud at the COP21 Climate Conference in Le Bourget
12/12/2015 - France

Hollande vaunts 'historic' climate-saving blueprint but countries still need to agree

A proposed universal accord to curb global warming received rapturous applause on Saturday after being submitted to ministers at the Cop21 Climate Conference in Le Bourget, north of Paris.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, President-designate of COP21 (R), and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon attend a meeting during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 7, 2015
11/12/2015 - France-China

Paris Climate talks miss Friday deadline, China and oil countries want more leeway

The signing of a historic accord meant to stave off catastrophic climate change, was pushed back from Friday to Saturday because of outstanding squabbles around finance and degree levels.
Aerial view of the Bateke station, home to Africa's largest agroforestry project situated 150km from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo
06/12/2015 - Africa

Restoring Africa's landscape: 10 countries unite to combat deforestation

Ten African countries have committed to restoring 100 million hectares of degraded and deforested land across the continent over the next 15 years.
French Foreign Minister Fabius talks to United Nations Secretary General Ban and Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC Figueres during the COP21 at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 5, 2015.
05/12/2015 - France - Cop21

Countries reach climate-saving blueprint at Cop21 in first milestone

It's the skeleton of a long-sought after deal to halt climate change, and comes after four years of tough negotiations. Talks were so tough, that Saturday's blueprint, signed by negotiators from 195 nations, is still strewn with conflicting proposals.

Steam rises from the cooling towers of the Electricite de France (EDF) nuclear power station at Nogent-Sur-Seine, France.
03/12/2015 - France - Cop21

Nuclear is not so much a dirty word at Cop21, it can barely be heard

Nuclear is keeping a low profile at the Cop21 Climate Change conference at Le Bourget just outside Paris, where political goodwill, financing and energy solutions are key issues.