With such awful news lately, here’s some good news from around the world this past year:
~ Rwanda became the first low income country to provide universal eye care to all of its citizens
~ London fashion week will no longer use animal fur in its shows
~ Ethiopia and Eritrea made peace following a 20-year conflict
~ An international agreement banned commercial fishing in the Arctic
~ The world’s first electrified road opened in Sweden
~ Global numbers of critically endangered mountain gorillas are now above 1,000
~ 70% of the world’s population is reducing their meat consumption.
~ In the UK, half of the cheapest deals are now green tariffs
~ Pakistan’s new government pledged to plant 10bn trees over five years
~ The EU banned bee-harming insecticides
~ The Belize Great Barrier Reef was removed from the UNESCO list of threatened world heritage sites
~ Colombia created the world’s largest tropical rainforest national park
~ In Germany, share of MPs with migrant backgrounds has risen from 3% to 9% in the last two elections.