The world’s wealthiest countries are set to raise $100 billion to aid vulnerable states in their fight against climate change; new waterless toilets attempt to tackle the overuse of water and the problems linked to the disposal of urine and feces; and Britain made will make the largest ever investment to fight female genital mutilation.
Scientists have managed to turn coffee waste into electricity, hoping to help farmers curb pollution in the developing world; Seoul now provides free menstrual products in an attempt to support women from low-income communities; and a new material absorbs air-borne carbon using solar power and carbon dioxide in order to grow.
Swedish researchers have created a new molecule that can store solar power for up to 18 years; Guinea-Bissau helps refugees find a new home, offering equality and citizenship; and an appeals court forces the Dutch government to reduce emissions quicker than originally pledged.
Nine jurisdictions, including the U.S., the E.U. and Russia have agreed to stop commercial fishing in the Arctic for the next sixteen years; despite global warming-induced flooding, floating schools are bringing education to one of Bangladesh’s poorest locations; and the Muslim Council of Britain is training women to become leaders in mosques and communities.