The order directs state agencies to protect and bolster soil health, restore wetlands, manage forests, and create and maintain more parks and green spaces, among other measures.
“These companies have known for more than 50 years that their products were going to cause the worst flooding the world has seen since Noah built the Ark. And instead of warning us, they covered up the truth and turned our flooding problems into their profits.”
New Zealand’s parliament has unanimously passed the Equal Pay Amendment Bill that ensures that women in historically underpaid female-dominated industries receive the same remuneration as men in different but equal-value work.
The new program is expected to divert 10 million tons, roughly 15% of all of the country’s waste, from landfills. To accomplish this goal, it will improve the efficiency of its recycling systems, while also facilitating the reuse of old products to manufacture new ones.
226 of South Korea’s 228 local government declared a climate emergency earlier this month. The South Korean towns, cities, and districts join local governments from more than 30 countries around the world in doing so.
Sudan has among the highest rates of FGM in the world, with roughly 87% of the female population having undergone the brutal intervention.
South Korea, well ahead of the curve compared to many countries in its COVID-19 response efforts, also leads the way in touting renewable energy investments as a way to lead us back to thriving, secure economies.
Glasgow has announced a new goal of completely eliminating all unnecessary plastics by the year 2030 and eliminate all single use plastics by 2022.
The highest court in Ecuador has ruled in favor of the legalization of same-sex unions, in a major victory for the LGBTQ community.
The UK government has committed to net zero carbon emissions by the year 2050, making it the first country with a major economy to create such a deadline.