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Mothers Light Up Homes in Rural Tanzania

“My mother used to just stay at home, now she has come back and is an engineer and a leader. She is on the Village Energy Committee,” said a 10-year-old girl from the village of Chekeleni, in Tanzania’s southeastern Mtwara district.


The Evolution of Climate Legislation in Three Infographs

The global canon of climate legislation has undergone significant changes over the last four decades. These changes in recent years have included a growing body of signature laws and initiatives spearheaded by countries in the global South, many of which are disproportionally affected by decades of uncurbed global environmental degradation and greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate Legislation Over the Last 10 Years

Climate Legislation   in the last decade | Create Infographics
For our interactive world map showing all climate laws per country going back four decades, click here:


UAE Diplomatic Offensive in Latin America

The visit by United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to Uruguay, Paraguay and Peru brings to an end 10 days of unusually intense diplomatic activity by the Gulf nation in Latin America.





Relentless Violence Against Children in Central African Republic an Affront to Humanity, Says UNICEF

More than half a million people have been displaced so far by the conflict in the Central African Republic, and latest reports show that an average of three people every hour have been killed in fighting during the last two weeks alone, says the UN children’s agency UNICEF.




This Bird Has Flown – Forever

The extinction of a single species (a fish off the coast of Cuba, a bird in the Brazilian forest) creates a void that can trigger a whole series of repercussions, from the alteration of ecosystems to increased hunger.

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