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Positive Climate & Biodiversity News - Week #21

Happy Monday! Here is your weekly dose of positive Climate and Biodiversity news to help motivate you and get your week off to a great start.

It's time to balance out all the “doom and gloom” news we often hear and add some positivity to our lives. 🙌

Positive Climate & Biodiversity News Week 21

Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong speaks during the ASEAN Post Ministerial conference with Australia, in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 13, 2023

Image by REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana/Pool/File Photo

"Australia will put climate change and local jobs at the centre of its international aid programme, in a policy overhaul designed to compete with China's infrastructure-building in the region."

Read the full article on Reuters.

family photo at the summit of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO), in Belem, Brazil August 8, 2023

Image by Cristian Garavito/Colombia Presidency/Handout via REUTERS

"A dozen rainforest countries formed a pact on Wednesday at a summit in Brazil to demand developed countries pay to help poorer nations combat climate change and preserve biodiversity."

Read the full article on Reuters.

Image by Euronews Green with Reuters

"India's greenhouse emissions rate dropped by 33 per cent in 14 years, officials report. This drop is faster than expected and is down to a rise in renewable energy generation and forest cover, according to two officials who have seen the latest assessment made for submission to the United Nations."

Read the full article on Euronews.

A view of the Serranía de Chiribiquete, located in the Amazonian jungle departments of Caquetá and Guaviare, Colombia, in 2018

Image by Guillermo Legaria/AFP/Getty Images

"Official figures show deforestation fell 26% in Colombian Amazon last year and 29% nationwide."

Read the full article in The Guardian.

Free food: Geneva’s community pantries use the sharing economy to prevent food waste

Image by Euronews Green with AP

"In this European city, you can share your unused groceries in free-to-use community fridges. Are you constantly throwing out food that you didn't get around to eating? In an effort to cut waste, a Geneva nonprofit is rolling out street-side, free-access refrigerators where people can give and take food that might otherwise perish. The project launched a year ago with a single fridge outside a community centre. The first fridge helped save around three metric tonnes of food from going to waste last year."

Read the full article on Euronews.

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