A new travelling exhibition, which is being shown in various parts of the Andean country Ecuador, seeks to make the important work of Ecuadorian women scientists visible. Because women need science and science needs women.
The government of Tanzania is currently planning to evict more than 80.000 indigenous Maasai people from their ancenstral land
What is the EU’s Directive on Green Claims?
On 22 March 2023, the European Commission advanced a Proposal for a Directive on Green Claims to address misleading sustainability claims and greenwashing.
Global bottled water sales exceed 1 million per minute
A new UNU-INWEH report on the global bottled water industry reveals the massive scale of this market and the lack of strict quality controls.
‘Queen of Recycling’ Isatou Ceesay fights plastic pollution in The Gambia
Isatou Ceesay founded a social enterprise that is helping to fight plastic pollution and empowering women and young people to gain economic independence.
Leaving the city for a farm in the mountains: activism in a time of crisis
In 2020, Mihela Hladin made a radical decision that many, in recent times, have probably considered. This is her story, with photos by Matt Audiffret.
Brazil government driving out gold miners from Yanomami indigenous lands
The Brazilian government has started evicting illegal gold miners, responsible for the health emergency that has hit the Yanomami people.
Many single-use plastics are now banned in the UK
A single-use plastics ban, prohibiting the sale of some single-use plastic products, was announced on 14 January 2023 by the UK Environment secretary.
Asur tribespeople in West Bengal are changing religion to stave off stigma
Asur culture and tradition in West Bengal are on the brink of extinction due to age-old religious stigma and the apathy of the state government.
Oxfam reports billionaires gained most new wealth and global poverty increased
Oxfam report reveals that since 2020, for every dollar earned by those in the poorest 90 per cent of humanity, a billionaire has earned 1.7 million.
Shell’s board of directors is being taken to court by ClientEarth for failing to move away from fossil fuels fast enough.
Whirlpool, looking a long way ahead while aiming for net-zero
Net-zero emissions by 2030, zero wastage, and zero waste to landfill. The domestic appliances giant explains how it intends to reach its ambitious sustainability goals.
India faces a huge financing gap to tackle climate change and the SDGs
India’s GDP could fall by 90 per cent by 2100 if climate finance isn’t improved. As the country tackles Covid, it mustn’t lose sight of sustainability.
The European Parliament’s bold plan on the circular economy
We must give back to nature more than we extract. The European Union’s circular economy plan sets the guidelines to embrace this paradigm shift.
Africa battles the coronavirus as it faces its first recession in 25 years
While Africa’s Covid-19 response has been praised by some, the pandemic has triggered the continent’s first recession in 25 years.
The European Green Deal in the face of the pandemic
The pandemic has hit Europe hard, but it won’t put a stop to the Green Deal. In fact, the green transition is the key to relaunching the EU economy.
Manufacturing and sustainability: the Life MATHER project’s final event, and the 2021-2027 Life Programme
Whirlpool, t2i and the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) present the Life MATHER project’s results during a digital event on Wednesday 9 December.
Mosab al-Hindi’s fight for water, and against huge odds, in Gaza
Over 90% of Gaza’s groundwater isn’t safe to drink. Mosab al-Hindi is fighting against huge odds to preserve water resources there.
European Green Deal, how the sustainable transition will transform Italy
The European Green Deal provides a set of concepts, tools and goals to support Italy’s sustainable transition – all the more vital post-pandemic.