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Subject Espresso - Ethiopian speed schools help child labourers, Seoul and Barbados check into metaverse, Amazon forest destruction dries up water supplies
Date November 25, 2021 1:18 PM
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Ethiopia's speed schools give child labourers a second chance [[link removed]]

An accelerated schooling programme is helping Ethiopian children resume studies cut short by conflict, child labour and poverty

Seoul, Barbados check into metaverse as governments eye virtual presence [[link removed]]

City and federal governments enter the metaverse to provide real-world services, even as jurisdiction is not clearly defined

Brazil faces economic pain as Amazon forest destruction dries up water supplies [[link removed]]

Brazil has lost nearly 16% of its surface water in the past 30 years - and scientists warn rising rates of deforestation are set to worsen shortages, hurting power providers and farmers

China CO2 emissions fall for first time since COVID rebound, report says [[link removed]]

The fall marks a turnaround from an approximately 9% increase in emissions in the first half of 2021, when China's post-COVID-19 economic recovery was in full swing

China plans methane emission controls in key industries [[link removed]]

China and the US have unveiled a deal earlier this month to ramp up cooperation tackling climate change, including by cutting methane emissions

Italian street artist battles racism by turning swastikas into cupcakes [[link removed]]

In recent years human rights groups have warned of growing racism in Italy following mass immigration from Africa

Swiss wind park ordered to scale back to protect birds [[link removed]]

A planned wind park which had aimed to deliver 16 megawatts of energy by 2023 through six new wind turbines has been ordered to scale back

Germany hits renewable accelerator, targets coal exit by 2030 [[link removed]]

Germany aims for renewables to account for 80% of the country's gross electricity demand by 2030

EU rules aim for more transparency in targeted political ads [[link removed]]

The latest EU rules on big tech regulation aims to rein in the power of Alphabet unit Google, Facebook and other social media giants, and force them to be more accountable and transparent

Pinched by energy crisis, Spanish coal plant slated for closure fires up [[link removed]]

With natural gas prices near record highs, several other countries are temporarily making the switch back to coal

Australian parliament clears way for offshore wind farms [[link removed]]

Locations that have been identified by Australia's energy market operator as ideal for offshore wind farms are near industrial hubs that currently rely on coal-fired power

Opinion OPINION: How to empower women founders in low-income countries [[link removed]]

How can we ensure that women are not overlooked in policies and programs supporting entrepreneurship and economic development? We suggest four important opportunities

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