Where statistics and optimism meet
Sweden is about to reach its 2030 renewable energy target – 12 years early. By December, it’ll have 3,681 wind turbines – more than enough to meet a target of adding 18 terawatthours of new renewable energy output.
Scotland will offer free sanitary products to all students in a scheme to try to banish ‘period poverty’. The £5.2m world-first project will give 395,000 girls and women at schools, colleges and universities access to free protection.
Pakistan’s government will plant 10 billion trees over five years to help combat climate change. Along with PM Imran Khan’s ‘billion tree tsunami’ reforesting project, this could help prevent flooding from northerly glaciers, too.