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  • Nigeria introduces a digital currency; Torres Strait Islanders take Australia to court over climate change

    Today’s news summary covers Nigeria, Australia, and the UK and discusses issues as diverse as digital currencies, climate change, and all-female boards.
    Today’s news summary covers Nigeria, Australia, and the UK and discusses issues as diverse as digital currencies, climate change, and all-female boards.
  • October 22, 2021

    Friday news roundup October 22, 2021

    The US issued reports warning of climate change's threats to national security and Iceland has the best pension system in the world. Here’s a snapshot of some of the news stories you might have missed.
    The US issued reports warning of climate change's threats to national security and Iceland has the best pension system in the world. Here’s a snapshot of some of the news stories you might have missed.
  • October 21, 2021

    Climate change threatens over 100 million people in Africa

    Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko warned that “by 2030, it is estimated that up to 118 million extremely poor people will be exposed to drought, floods and extreme heat in Africa."
    Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko warned that “by 2030, it is estimated that up to 118 million extremely poor people will be exposed to drought, floods and extreme heat in Africa."
  • October 19, 2021

    Wales launches drive to prevent economic harm caused by brain drain

    The government hopes to show Wales is an attractive place to live, study, work and invest, as part of an inclusive, open, and green nation.
    The government hopes to show Wales is an attractive place to live, study, work and invest, as part of an inclusive, open, and green nation.
  • October 18, 2021

    UN summit sparks climate aid increase in New Zealand

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that New Zealand is quadrupling foreign aid spending on countries who are most vulnerable to climate change.
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that New Zealand is quadrupling foreign aid spending on countries who are most vulnerable to climate change.
  • October 15, 2021

    Friday news roundup October 15, 2021

    Conservative austerity measures linked to 50,000 extra deaths in England and the IEA says progress on clean energy is "far too slow." Here’s a snapshot of some of the news stories you might have missed.
    Conservative austerity measures linked to 50,000 extra deaths in England and the IEA says progress on clean energy is "far too slow." Here’s a snapshot of some of the news stories you might have missed.
  • October 14, 2021

    Australia’s unemployment rate is on the rise

    According to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, almost 140,000 fewer people were in employment in September compared to the previous month.
    According to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, almost 140,000 fewer people were in employment in September compared to the previous month.
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