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Today’s Solutions: July 15, 2024

Denmark to pioneer CO2 tax on

Denmark to pioneer CO2 tax on farms in a global first

BY THE OPTIMIST DAILY EDITORIAL TEAM Denmark, a major pork and dairy exporter, is slated to become the first country to impose a carbon dioxide tax on livestock emissions beginning in 2030. This daring step intends to dramatically cut the agricultural sector's carbon footprint while also Read More...

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...

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...

A bold step towards climate ac

A bold step towards climate action and job creation: The American Climate Corps

The White House announced the creation of the American Climate Corps, a breakthrough program that will transform the climate action landscape. This ambitious project seeks to employ 20,000 people in its first year, paving the way for environmental sustainability, resilience, and economic Read More...

Happy mature Middle Eastern woman celebrating Ramadan with her family and looking at camera.

A clean and green Ramadan

This Ramadan, plastics will be absent from the meals of many Muslims breaking their fast in mosques across the globe. Iftars—the after-sunset meal that unites Muslims together during the holy month that began on March 22, 2023—often involve the use of plastic knives, forks, and bottles of Read More...

Cardiff, UK. 20 September 2019. Demonstrators at the Climate Strike in Cardiff, Wales; part of the worldwide day of action on climate change.

Leading lawyers sign declaration to not prosecute peaceful climate protestors

Prominent barristers disregarded bar regulations by signing a document last month vowing not to prosecute nonviolent climate demonstrators or represent firms pursuing fossil fuel projects. More than 120 attorneys, primarily from England, have signed a declaration promising to "withhold [their] Read More...

Bristol college students and schoolchildren carrying climate change placards and signs are pictured taking part in a climate change protest

For the first time ever young people have a "seat at the table" at COP27

This year's United Nations Climate Change Conference in Egypt, more commonly referred to as COP27, is the first ever to give children an official platform: the Children and Youth Pavilion. Considering how young activists like Vanessa Nakate and Greta Thunberg have led the climate campaign in Read More...

Study: This is how many human

Study: This is how many human lives can be saved with climate action

With the climate crises we’re already experiencing, it’s no secret that we need climate action immediately to prevent the loss of life due to climate disasters. Now, thanks to a recent study, we have a good idea of how many lives will be saved if we cease emitting carbon into our atmosphere at Read More...

This climate action tool shows

This climate action tool shows where we are on our path to net zero

While the world has set big targets for tackling climate change, keeping track of progress is quite difficult — especially with so many factors involved. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a tool that could quantify the impact of various climate actions and clearly show how we’re doing on Read More...

Voting for Climate Champions

Three things to keep in mind when voting on climate issues this fall

Like anything else in a democratic country, making decisions on climate change doesn’t depend just on the sitting president. There needs to be a majority of elected representatives acting concertedly in the interest of the people and the planet. The November elections are as important as the Read More...