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.

Global climate reform: Austral

Global climate reform: Australia and Norway to stop overseas fossil fuel financing

Australia and Norway have formally joined the Clean Energy Transition Partnership (CETP), a historic alliance aiming at ending international public subsidies for fossil fuels. The CETP, also known as the Glasgow Statement, was launched during COP26 in Glasgow and has grown to include 41 countries Read More...

Ecuadorian court grants Siekop

Ecuadorian court grants Siekopai ancestral land rights in historic ruling

The Ecuadorian court system returned ownership of 42,360 hectares of ancient land, Pë'këya, to the Siekopai people in a landmark ruling, marking a momentous step in the tribe's journey back to their roots. The November 24 verdict represents a significant move, recognizing the tribe's right to Read More...

Leading up to COP28, EU-Canada

Leading up to COP28, EU-Canada Green Alliance amplifies climate dedications

By joining the EU-Canada Green Alliance, Canada and the EU have recently reaffirmed their commitment to combating climate change. This historic collaboration launched ahead of the COP28 climate meeting, is a huge step toward a more sustainable future. The alliance's importance was stressed by EU Read More...

The EU makes historic decision

The EU makes historic decision to stop plastic waste exports to poor countries

The European Union took an important step toward reducing plastic pollution by agreeing to stop exporting waste plastic to non-OECD countries. This landmark decision, which is still awaiting formal approval, demonstrates a commitment to responsible trash management and environmental Read More...

Rainforest nations join forces

Rainforest nations join forces to protect biodiversity

Late last month, major rainforest nations gathered in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, to address the rising problem of deforestation and safeguard the invaluable biodiversity found in tropical rainforests. These regions, which include the Congo, Amazon, and Asia-Pacific basins, are home to Read More...

France pledges to embed aborti

France pledges to embed abortion rights in constitution

President Emmanuel Macron pledged to enshrine a woman's right to choose abortion in the French constitution by next year. This steadfast commitment comes as France responds to stringent measures placed on reproductive rights in other nations, highlighting its unflinching commitment to abortion Read More...

Breaking barriers: Mexican stu

Breaking barriers: Mexican students by border gain affordable access to California colleges

California Governor Gavin Newsom approved legislation allowing low-income Mexican students living near the US border to attend some California community institutions at in-state tuition rates. This historic legislation is a beacon of hope for youngsters in California's south. Students who are Read More...

A historic bill passes: One-th

A historic bill passes: One-third of Indian Parliament seats to be reserved for women

The Lok Sabha, India's lower house of Parliament, passed a revolutionary bill that guaranteed one-third of seats in both the parliament and state assemblies to women. This historic decision comes after years of debate and criticism, and it represents a big step forward in Indian politics toward Read More...

The Supreme Court of Brazil up

The Supreme Court of Brazil upholds indigenous land rights: a victory for conservation

Brazil's Supreme Court maintained Indigenous communities' land rights in a landmark decision, putting an end to the prospect of potential rollbacks on these critical safeguards. The court's judgment, made after reviewing a lawsuit filed by the state of Santa Catarina, represents a landmark victory Read More...

The African Union secures perm

The African Union secures permanent G20 membership

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a historic offer to the African Union (AU), represented by its chair, Azali Assoumani, to become a permanent member of the G20 during the G20 summit in Delhi. This historic move lifts the African Union to the same level as the European Union, giving the Read More...