The transition to net zero emissions is under grave threat if governments do not do more to address the potential unfairness of some climate policies.
Far from an exception, 16 March marked the 100th time under the Fifth Republic that France’s president chose to use a special constitutional measure to force through unpopular measures.
What research shows is important to win support for bold decarbonisation measures.
France has undergone thirteen major political shifts since 1789, and yet there have been very few major changes to the country’s elite.
The protests, which have lasted for weeks, have become embroiled with deep anxieties in France about decolonisation, policing, the limits to secularism and the place of Muslims in French society.
There are individual activists and political groupings who believe violent action is legitimate and use the circumstances to actively drive such behaviour.
French rail transport is grinding to a halt. Teachers, truck drivers, lawyers and judges are also threatening to strike indefinitely.
Including direct accounts from ‘yellow vests’ members in the Lyon area, a look back at what has changed in the daily lives of people in the movement.
The mass protests shine a spotlight on the tension between policies that raise energy prices and day-to-day energy affordability.
While the political and long-term consequences of the protests are still impossible to know, Hong Kong is already experiencing some short-term economic impacts.
There’s a lot to play for in this sprawling democratic exercise, so here are the most important matters at hand.
As Canada approaches its federal election, political pundits have been warning of a polarized war among Canadians. But a new survey tells a story of unity.
The coercive Christian rule under which Notre Dame was sanctioned drove a wide exploitation of nature. Let it stand as a reminder of our environmental sins and a call to action.
Far-right yellow vest extremists in Saskatchewan could jeopardize Saskatchewan’s efforts to grow and attract immigrants.
In the past decade the EU has been struck by a series of crises that have proven that it is far more vulnerable than previously imagined.
From the Archives: Ernaux’s English translation, Happening, has come to be seen as one of the great pieces of writing about abortion.
Research shows more ‘fuel riots’ are inevitable, thanks to more expensive oil and gas, and less political stability.
The climate issue cannot be considered less urgent than the social or economic crisis.
Protests seem contagious when they erupt in several countries at the same time. But new research shows that unrest rarely spreads. It’s protest symbols, like France’s yellow vests, that go global.
This was no high watermark of British communism; just a key milestone in the struggle for better working conditions.