More than just hot air? Green recovery ambitions face strong headwinds
10 November 2021 | 7:43 am
Have we already bungled the green recovery? One year on, post-pandemic plans to turbocharge energy transition with massive next-generation infrastructure investment are still on the rails, but have taken their knocks from fiscal hawks, vested interests and infighting over what it really takes to make the planet great again.
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.
2 Aug 2021
In the sky above the French region of Meurthe-et-Moselle, more than three hundred hot air balloons rise to the rhythm of the rising sun.
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.
17 Oct 2021
There was a great deal of interest among investors as the EU's first "green bonds" went on sale. The investments will go towards funding sustainable projects.
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Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has issued a fresh total ban on Okada riders’ operations in six Local Government Areas, which are Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, Apapa, and Surulere. GuardianTV sample opinion of Lagosians and riders on the ban.
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A video claiming that voter fraud targeted far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has gained traction abroad. Users claim that Le Pen voter ballots were destroyed. In fact, unions were denouncing a €9 million loan that Marine Le Pen's RN party (FN at the time) borrowed from a Russia-based bank. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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