Climate change, inequality and demographic change are the three greatest challenges facing our global economy today, and major policy solutions are needed.
France is investing 250 million euros ($290 million) to make the city of Paris entirely bikeable by 2026, under an initiative called Plan Velo: Act 2.
French citizens will have the cost of their therapy sessions covered by the government, as part of a broader initiative to address mental health.
As urbanization piles pressure on cities, a study of the total carbon impact of buildings suggests high-density, low-rise areas could be more sustainable.
France is offering car owners the chance to scrap their old vehicle for a 2,500 euro electric bicycle grant to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Louvre in Paris has started to move over 100,000 of its art pieces to its conservation center site 160 km away, to protect them from climate change.
Social spending as a share of GDP has mainly declined in OECD countries, with the average country spending around 20% of GDP on its social services.
Research from Europe shows that the highest levels of loneliness were observed amongst young people and people with preexisting mental illness.
Paris' Hotel Avenir Montmartre has been filling its empty rooms throughout lockdown with rough sleepers, in partnership with the Emmaus Solidarite homeless charity.
Paris needs to adapt to the acceleration of climate change, says deputy mayor. Residents are being consulted on the future of the vacated 10 square metre spaces.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, cellist Camille Thomas has been filming herself in empty museums around Paris, including the Palace of Versailles, and sharing the videos online.
A third of France's population will be put under a nightly curfew, as new cases of coronavirus have been exceeding over 20,000 per day.
The real-world setting helps residents develop a routine and preserves a sense of normality.
The €500 billion Franco-German proposal looks to support the EU through the current crisis, and set it up for future stability through transfers and funding allocation.
France and China have begun to reopen businesses, as lockdown measures are lifted. But in Germany, there are fears of a second wave of infections as cases accelerate.