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1. Heat waves
After the devastating event that occurred in the year 2003 where around 15,000-19,000 people died as a result of extreme temperatures most of them being elderly citizens. France has decided to adopt strict heat wave guidelines in order to avoid to occurrence of such events.

* Pollution
In order to help reduce automobile exhaust fumes, the Paris police asked motorists to reduce their speed, while the mayor’s office has made street parking free and asked residents to use public transport regularly. Not to mention, City Hall has carried discussion regarding the concept of making auto-sharing and bike sharing free of service during the heat wave.

* Transport
France’s national and city train system is regularly dealing with significant delays during the summer months due to the extreme heat which caused the metal railway tracks to expand and power cables to deform. Hence, trains are forced to move at a slower pace resulting in heavy delays. A quick temporary solution to this event declared by the national SNCF is to deploy extra staff to quickly resolve technical problems, and distribute bottles to customers.

* Outdoor workers
To ensure the wellbeing of the employees working outdoors, Minister Touraine has asked businesses to take preventative measures during the head wave. She advised them to “rearrange the workday whenever feasible, because it is very hard to work outdoors”. The French law states that all employers must take all the essential measures to ensure the health of their employees and to adjust its activity to shifting conditions, especially including extreme weather (Bamat, 2015).

2. Air temperature

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