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Investors pressure banks to act on climate change, Hebridean Ark Project attempts to regrow large forests and Tunisia overturns marriage ban

A coalition of institutional investors managing more than $1tn in assets is demanding that 60 of the world's largest banks take action to protect the world

from the threat of catastrophic damage due to climate change; the Hebridean Ark project is taking cuttings and seeds from surviving trees in an attempt to regrow the large forests that once existed on the Hebridean Islands before the vikings; and Tunisia has overturned a law that banned women from marrying non-muslims.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How a coalition of institutional investors managing more than $1tn in assets is demanding that 60 of the world's largest banks take action to protect the world from the threat of catastrophic damage due to climate change. Read more here

• How tattoos on fruit are set to replace stickers and plastic packaging as farmers seek out environmentally-friendly aternatives. Read morehere

• How the Hebridean Ark project is taking cuttings and seeds from surviving trees in an attemp to regrow the large forests that once existed on the Hebridean Islands before the vikings. Read more here

• How Manchester has focused its city's spending power locally and sustainably and made $85 million in efficiency savings, created 1,500 jobs, and boosted the proportion of its procurement spend going to businesses in Manchester by over 20%. Read more here

• How Bhutan's dark sense of humour makes its road signs very memorable. Read more here

• How a Chinese university has developed a paste it claims is non-toxic, environmentally friendly, cheap and able to turn desert into land rich with crops. Read more here

• How Tunisia has overturned a law that banned women from marrying non-muslims. Read more here

 

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