The Zero Waste Living Lab (ZWLL) program was established in 2019 by a Dutch non-profit organization called Enviu. It incubates existing Indonesian early stage business models, replicates successful zero-waste solutions from abroad, and ideates new disruptive models where needed.
226 local government leaders across South Korea have declared a climate emergency. Their declaration emphasizes the roles and responsibilities local governments have in tackling climate change, noting that local governments are the ones who often make the first move in response to climate change impacts.
London’s “Ultra Low Emissions Zone,” which was established on April 8, 2019, has led to major shifts in transportation patterns. Most of those now use public transportation or walk.
The highest court in Ecuador has ruled in favor of the legalization of same-sex unions, in a major victory for the LGBTQ community.
Governors in Vermont and Maine signed bills on the same day that will ban plastic bags in their states in 2020.
The six largest multilateral development banks spent $35 billion on climate financing in 2017, a 28 percent rise on the previous year and the highest since recording began in 2011.
Hawaii governor David Ige signed a bill banning the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to increased risk of learning disabilities, lower IQs, developmental delays, and behavior problems in children.