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U.N. resolution to eliminate plastic pollution in the sea signed by more than 200 countries, Australia secures funding for first offshore wind farm and first national enquiry into responsibility of fossil fuel industry for human rights impacts of climate change

More than 200 countries signed a

U.N. resolution in Nairobi to eliminate plastic pollution in the sea; Australia's first offshore wind farm, an $8 billion 2000 megawatt project, has secured financial backing from a major Danish green energy investment fund; and the world’s first ever national inquiry into the responsibility of the fossil fuel industry for the human rights impacts resulting from climate change hit an important milestone in the Philippines this week. Companies, including ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Suncor and Repsol, are being asked to explain their role in making climate change worse.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How Australia's first offshore wind farm, an $8 billion 2000 megawatt project, has secured financial backing from a major Danish green energy investment fund. Read more here

• How the world’s first ever national inquiry into the responsibility of the fossil fuel industry for the human rights impacts resulting from climate change hits an important milestone in the Philippines. Companies, including ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Suncor and Repsol, are being asked to explain their role in making climate change worse. Read more here

• How environmental charity Hubbub's Community Fridge project to reduce the amount of food waste generated in the UK looks set for a national expansion, after the charity secured £160,000 in National Lottery funding. Read more here

• How a regenerative agriculture farm in Cyprus has produced an olive oil that has set a new world record for having the highest oleocanthol content (the phenol most researched for health benefits). Read more here

• How Deakin University is building a $30 million industrial-scale solar microgrid. Read more here

• How more than 200 countries signed a U.N. resolution in Nairobi to eliminate plastic pollution in the sea. Read more here

• How Social Bite, a string of sandwich shops in Edinburgh and Glasgow, are operating a suspended payment system where customers can buy a coffee or meal to be collected by a homeless person in the future. Read more here

• How prize-winning Swedish press photographer Johan Bävman's photo project "Swedish Dads" is using art to draw attention to the issue of paid parental leave for men. Read more here

• How the inspirational Global Gardens of Peace is marshalling its resources to construct gardens in war-torn regions of the world. Read more here

• How citizen scientists in Australia are helping to paint a more detailed map of frog habitats, their breeding cycle and the risks they face by recording and uploading the sounds of frogs they hear, from their suburban backyards to the outback. Read more here

 

 

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