Making sure Joe Biden keeps his green promises
03 December 2020 | 2:45 pm
Joe Biden's victory in the US presidential election last month was secured in large part thanks to the youth vote, a demographic won over by Biden's environmental policies. We speak to John Paul Mejia, spokesperson for the Sunrise movement, about the group’s support for Biden - and how it's planning to ensure he doesn’t backtrack on his climate change pledges once he’s in the White House.
11 Jun 2021
The Supreme Court is ruling on three cases where the plaintiffs argued that the South American football tournament posed an unacceptable health risk amid the coronavirus pandemic.
17 Jun 2021
The EU has approved spending plans by the Spanish and Portuguese governments, clearing the way for them to receive money from the bloc's €750 billion recovery fund. But how will the emergency funding work – and how will it be paid back? We take a closer look. Also in the show, the Federal Reserve brings forward its timetable for interest rate hikes, as US inflation continues to rise.
15 Jul 2021
The European Central Bank has said it is taking the next step toward launching a digital version of the euro. The move comes amid a boom in crypto and other digital currencies.
26 Jul 2021
London has long been known for its world-renowned hair stylists, and the industry is now innovating on another front: recycling. A group of environmentally aware hairdressers and barbers are encouraging salons across the UK to recycle their waste, from plastic and metal packaging, to hair itself which can be used for composting, to make energy or even to clear oil spills.
1 Aug 2021
Senegalese living in some of Senegal's most arid regions are building circular, drought-resistant gardens known as Tolou Keurs with hopes of improving food security and, as part of Africa's Great Green Wall project, impeding the Sahara desert's steady advance.
7 Aug 2021
Whether on a rooftop in New York or in the desert in Riyadh, urban planting is on the rise as a response to climate change. AFP looks at cities who have been implementing initiatives in order to invite nature back to the concrete jungle. 70% of greenhouse gases come from urban zones and cities from Paris to New Delhi have been sounding the alarm on the disastrous effects climate change can have.
8 Aug 2021
The Greens have long warned of the extreme weather effects of climate change. Now, they're proposing a program to prevent a recurrence of July's flood disaster.
6 Sep 2021
The Great Green Wall was officially launched by the African Union in 2007. It aims to fight desertification by creating a huge strip of vegetation across Africa, from Dakar in the west to Djibouti in the east. The Wall would be eventually more than 8,000 kilometres long, crossing 11 African countries. Since 2007, the project has evolved, with the goal of creating millions of jobs. But critics say progress has stalled. Our correspondents report from Senegal and Nigeria.
3 Oct 2021
Traditionally, growing avocados requires lots of water. But entrepreneurs in Nigeria are attempting to grow them in a new water-saving and sustainable way by using drip irrigation systems and recycling water.
2 Oct 2021
In a characteristically colorful speech before the United Nations, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson cast UN climate talks in Glasgow in November as a last chance for humanity, and also made a reference to a Muppets song.
28 Sep 2021
Both the Greens and the pro-free market FDP are likely to join a three-party coalition government. But do they have anything in common?
3 Oct 2021
There was praise for Green Party co-chair Robert Habeck when he accepted his party's choice of Annalena Baerbock as candidate for chancellor. After the election his party is in a pivotal position, and he is stepping up.
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A waste recycling initiative in Kenya has permanently changed the Dandora neighborhood, an informal settlement in Nairobi known for its large, unregulated landfills. Several kiosks have been set up where residents can swap recyclable garbage for food. The project has helped clean up the streets in Dandora.