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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.

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