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Written by: Kimberly White  Greenland has suspended all new oil and gas exploration in an effort to combat climate change and focus on sustainable development.  The Greenlandic government, Naalakkersuisut, announced it would no longer issue new licenses for oil and gas...
Written by: Kimberly White Female climate leaders from around the globe are calling for greater accountability and transparency on gender equality in the COP26 leadership team.  The campaign, organized by SHEChangesClimate, highlights the lack of female representation in influential leadership positions...
Written by: James Dacey More people are moving to cities. Some forecasts predict that two thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas by the middle of the century, and in Europe that figure may be 84 percent. Recognizing the...
Written by: Kimberly White France is beginning the decade by phasing out single-use plastics. France became the first country in the world to ban disposable plastic cups and plates following the ban of single-use plastic bags in 2016.  As of January...
Written by: Kimberly White  Vanuatu's call for the International Court of Justice to render an advisory opinion on the issue of climate change and human rights has received backing from island states as well as a myriad of civil society...
Written by: Kimberly White Project Green Schools has officially launched the Race for the Planet: Virtual Home Edition. The program aims to inspire students, schools, and communities to catalyze positive environmental change.  Project Green Schools is an award-winning organization focused on...
Written by: Victoria Masterson The bioeconomy is becoming big business in Colombia. By protecting and restoring the Amazon rainforest – and cultivating some of its 80,000 plant species – communities are replacing work that once relied on deforestation. Here, we detail three...
Written by: Annah Piggott-McKellar, Karen Elizabeth McNamara, and Patrick D. Nunn The original Fijian village of Vunidogoloa is abandoned. Houses, now dilapidated, remain overgrown with vegetation. Remnants of an old seawall built to protect the village is a stark reminder...
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: Alex Kirby If the climate crisis keeps you awake at night, the impact of what we casually throw away is sure to have you worried: it makes global heating a lot worse. But Chile’s waste bus is managing...
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