Kerala Is Using Plastic to Pave Roads, Israeli and Palestinian Youth Strike Together, Reforestation in Ethiopia
The south Indian state of Kerala has used 9,700 tonnes of non-recyclable, shredded plastic waste to pave 246 km of roads; more than 500 Palestinian and Israeli students put aside their political differences in order to protest climate change inaction; Ethiopia launches ambitious reforestation project seeking to reduce the adverse impacts of climate change.
A Model for Sustainable Energy, Ethiopia Offers Refugees Hope, Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia
Ethiopia allows almost 1 million refugees to live outside of camps, register births, attend schools, and have access to financial services such as bank accounts; thanks to a combination of technology, policy, and resources, Orkney now produces more electricity than it can use; and Saudi Arabia lifts men’s permission requirement for women’s maternal health decisions.
Ethiopia’s First Female President, EU Approves Single-Use Plastic Ban, Social Media App Saves Lives
Members of parliament elected Sahle-Work Zewde to become Ethiopia’s first female head of state; the European Parliament overwhelmingly voted to ban common single-use plastics; and researchers found a social media app that connects neighbors in disaster-prone communities across Indonesia, thus saving lives and reducing financial losses.
ADB Doubles WASH Investment, Turning Fighters into Farmers, Ethiopia’s 50% Women Cabinet
The Asian Development Bank will devote about $2 billion annually to improving water, sanitation, and hygiene conditions across the Asia-Pacific region; Babban Gona is helping Nigerian farmers find economic opportunity by doubling yields and tripling the income of its members; and in Ethiopia’s new cabinet, women will head defense, trade, transport, labor, culture, science and revenue.