Today’s Solutions: May 22, 2024

Global Development

In an increasingly globalized world, international development efforts aim to improve living conditions, equity, and human rights around the world. Our global development section tracks this globalization and reports on specific equitable and sustainable development initiatives.

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Greece is the first Orthodox Christian country to legalize same-sex marriage

Greece, the birthplace of democracy and ancient traditions, has defied a longstanding norm by becoming the first Christian Orthodox country to legalize same-sex marriage. In a watershed event, the Athens parliament voted decisively in favor of a historic change, generating a mix of excitement and Read More...

France’s composting mand

France's composting mandate, ‘compost obligatoire’—a transformative environmental policy

France implemented a bold waste management policy known as the 'compost obligatoire', which went into effect on January 1, 2024. This innovative legislation requires the recycling of organic waste, indicating a big step towards sustainability. Government support and civic duty With financing from Read More...

Somalia’s first-ever wom

Somalia's first-ever women-led current affairs TV program shakes things up for the better

Somalia is preparing to launch its first-ever current affairs TV show led by women. The pioneering show, created by Bilan, the country's only all-female media team, represents a dramatic shift in a male-dominated media sector. Pushing boundaries on Somali airwaves Bilan, founded in 2022 with Read More...

From guerrilla fighters to bee

From guerrilla fighters to beer brewers: former FARC members craft peace in every sip

In the center of Bogotá, La Trocha Brewery, an unexpected company started by former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) militants, is more than simply beer. It's a tribute to transformation, resilience, and a commitment to peace. Doris Suárez, co-founder of La Trocha, recounts the Read More...

Mar Galcerán shatters stereot

Mar Galcerán shatters stereotypes as Spain's first parliamentarian with Down syndrome

Mar Galcerán, an advocate for inclusivity, made history as Spain's first legislator with Down syndrome. The 45-year-old voted to Valencia's regional assembly, reflects on her path, and emphasizes the importance of being recognized for more than just her impairment. Galcerán's political career Read More...

Shaping tomorrow: Greece’

Shaping tomorrow: Greece's progress toward same-sex marriage equality

In a historic move, Greece's center-right government, led by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is poised to legalize same-sex civil marriage and adoption. Crucially, this progressive plan has received backing from the left-wing opposition, indicating a historic alliance. Stefanos Kasselakis, Read More...

Poland protects 10 of its most

Poland protects 10 of its most ancient forests by proclaiming ban on logging

In a significant step toward environmental conservation, Poland's newly appointed climate and environment minister, Paulina Hennig-Kloska, declared a half-year halt on logging in ten of the country's most valuable forests. These initiatives highlight the government's commitment to preserve 20 Read More...

China’s monumental clima

China's monumental climate shift: embracing a “post-peak" era in the coming years

China, the world's economic giant, is on the verge of a watershed moment in its environmental history. After decades of rapid development and skyrocketing emissions, signs point to a near-term peak in carbon output, providing hope for global climate efforts. According to the Center for Research Read More...

Cultivating climate resilience

Cultivating climate resilience at COP28: 7 game-changing food and agriculture innovations

The convergence of global pressures, such as climate change and the mounting demands of a fast-growing population, has shone a bright light on agriculture's critical role in addressing these challenges. This important priority was highlighted at the recent United Nations climate conference, which Read More...

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New York State passes nation's first statewide ban on fossil fuel use in new construction

New York State recently approved groundbreaking legislation mandating all-electric new construction, making it the first state in the US to prohibit the use of fossil fuels in buildings. The All-Electric Building Act, which is scheduled to be signed into law soon by Governor Kathy Hochul, will Read More...