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Written by: Kimberly White  Panama’s plastic bag ban has gone into effect. Panama became the first Central American country to ban single-use plastic bags in 2018.  As of July 20th, retailers, supermarkets, and pharmacies can no longer use polyethylene bags. Similar to...
Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Natasha Vizcarra Now in its second decade, the ambitious African Union–led restoration initiative known as the Great Green Wall has brought close to 18 million hectares of land under restoration since 2007, according to a status report unveiled by the...
Written by: Kimberly White  The United Kingdom is set to host the 2020 UN Climate Change Conference. The UK won over international partners and will host the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) in partnership with Italy.  COP26 will bring together...
Written by: Evelyn Smail The changing climate is transforming the global agricultural landscape. As our planet heats, areas suitable for growing key crops such as rice, corn and wheat are advancing north. These new ‘agricultural frontiers’ could increase current farmland by over...
Written by: Louisa Montagu-Pollock The world faces an unprecedented set of challenges, from a global pandemic and rampant income inequality, to man-made climate change and the destruction of natural ecosystems. Did you know that 10% of global society still lives in...
Courtesy of Wadsam The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has issued a $4 million loan to Barakat Kandahar Solar Energy for the development of a 15.1MW solar power plant. The aid is aimed at helping the Afghan government to achieve the goal...
Written by: Giuseppe Sala The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense suffering, throwing the global economy into upheaval and bringing hardship to many, including the elderly, working families and those most vulnerable in our communities. In the wake of this...
Written by: Kimberly White New York City has officially begun enforcing its ban on styrofoam after a 6-month warning period. Businesses were given until the end of 2018 to find recyclable or compostable alternatives. The ban prohibits stores and food-service...
Written by: Kimberly White  The United Nations has recognized the right to a healthy environment for the first time.  In a landmark decision, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) passed resolution 48/13, recognizing that having a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment...
Written by: Kimberly White  Hong Kong is cracking down on illegal wildlife trafficking. The Legislative Council of Hong Kong (LegCo) passed a bill that incorporates wildlife crime offenses into the Organized and Serious Crimes Ordinance.  The amendment, proposed by lawmaker Elizabeth...
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