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Global carbon emissions stood still in 2016, Africa's Great Green Wall reversing desertification, Nestle and Unilever commit to greener packaging and infant tetanus eradicated from the Americas

Global carbon emissions stood still in 2016, offering a welcome indication that we are nearing the peak in global annual

emissions of greenhouse gases, according to climate economist Professor Lord Nicholas Stern; Africa's Great Green Wall is proving successful in reversing desertification in Senegal, with formerly dry wells filling up again; Nestle Philippines and Unilever Philippines vowed on Tuesday to find greener alternatives to plastic packaging; and infant tetanus has been eradicated from the Americas.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How global carbon emissions stood still in 2016, offering a welcome indication that we are nearing the peak in global annual emissions of greenhouse gases, according to climate economist Professor Lord Nicholas Stern. Read more here

• How Nestle Philippines and Unilever Philippines vowed on Tuesday to find greener alternatives to plastic packaging. Read more here

• How Africa's Great Green Wall is proving successful in reversing desertification in Senegal, with formerly dry wells filling up again. Read more here

• How aboriginal communities are being provided with much improved dental health services, including a denture clinic in a van which is making many smile again. Read more here

• How Brisbane airport will soon host the largest single rooftop solar installation in the southern hemisphere as part of a six-megawatt system across six buildings. Read more here

• How another British pub chain is banning plastic straws. Read more here

• How a new kind of family court in the U.S. is tailoring substance abuse treatment programs to the individual needs of families. Read more here

• How infant tetanus has been eradicated from the Americas. Read more here

• How Boston is training women to demand higher salaries. Read more here

 

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