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Glasgow commits to being free of ‘unnecessary’ plastics by 2030

Glasgow has announced a new goal of completely eliminating all unnecessary plastics by the year 2030 and eliminate all single use plastics by 2022.

Ecuador legalizes same-sex marriage

The highest court in Ecuador has ruled in favor of the legalization of same-sex unions, in a major victory for the LGBTQ community.

UK government commits to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2050

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.

Judges in Botswana unanimously rule to decriminalize homosexuality

In the landmark ruling, the southern African nation’s High Court rejected sections of the penal code that criminalize same-sex relations and impose up to seven years in prison.

New Zealand ‘wellbeing’ budget focuses resources on vulnerable populations

Family violence, mental health needs, and child poverty are all at the center of New Zealand’s new ‘wellbeing’ budget, with billions being newly allocated to causes that relate to the overall wellbeing of New Zealanders.

Tanzania bans plastic bags

The government of Tanzania has issued a ban on producing, using, importing, or selling plastic bags.

Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage

The parliament of Taiwan voted to legalize same-sex marriage, becoming the first government in Asia to do so.

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