Microcosm of the Macrocosm: 7 Planet-Focused Stories from Around the World

Here’s a roundup of some of the stories that have captured Life & Soul Magazine’s attention this week:

1. WeQare: Update About The Seven Rescued Lions To Their Natural Habitat For Free – Katzenworld shares a video update on the successful transportation of seven rescued lions to their natural habitat in South Africa by Qatar Cargo Airways and Warriors of Wildlife.

2. HSBC partners with WRI and WWF to scale next generation solutions to climate change – HSBC has announced a new Climate Solutions Partnership to unlock barriers to finance for companies and projects that tackle climate change. The partnership’s three workstreams focus on start-up firms developing carbon-cutting technologies, projects that protect and restore biodiversity, and initiatives to help transition energy growth to renewables in Asia.

3. ‘Revival of the occult’: French youth turn to tarot, astrology during Covid-19France24 writes that a recent poll has found young people in France are increasingly turning to tarot, astrology and other forms of esoterism, a trend that accelerated during the Covid-19 pandemic.

4. The global eco-wakening: how consumers are driving sustainability – A key finding in new global report from The Economist Intelligence Unit, commissioned by WWF, shows a staggering 71% rise in online searches for sustainable goods globally over the past five years. This “eco-wakening” is not just occurring among consumers in high-income countries, but is also strong in developing and emerging economies, with an increase of 24% in Indonesia, for example, and a phenomenal rise of 120% in Ecuador.

5. The world’s most sustainable cities – From green space through to public transport, air quality and energy sources, Uswitch looks at the world’s most sustainable cities, including Canberra in Australia, and what makes them so successful.

6. Climate activist Greta Thunberg takes on food industry – Known for starting the Fridays for Future climate movement, Gerta Thunberg wants to see changes to food production and consumption in a bid to combat a trio of threats facing the world, DW News reports.

7. Latest poll shows majority support for Swiss anti-pesticide votes – The Swiss will soon vote on two initiatives aimed at drastically cutting the use of pesticides, Le News reports. More than 50% appear to be in favour of both initiatives, according to RTS.

Image: Canberra

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. 

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