The Environment

COP24: 4 things we need to tackle climate change, according to Christiana Figueres

This article was originally written by Cat Leggat.

Today marks the first day of the Katowice Climate Change Conference, including the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties, popularly referred to as COP24.  This year's gathering in Poland is critical in ensuring the 2015 Paris Agreement, born out of COP21, sticks. Three years on from when the historic agreement was first signed, the 197 countries participating in the conference are expected to establish a 'rule book' outlining plans to ensure all countries uphold their commitments. 

How One Young World drove me to create shoes that leave the right footprint

Written by Luke Gibson. He is the Founder of Two Degrees and a OYW Ambassador from the UK. Two Degrees' Kickstarter page is now live

I arrived at Bangkok in 2015 not really knowing what to expect.

I was doing Corporate Strategy at a multi-national Asset Management firm in London, and while I enjoyed what I was doing, I was still generally confused about what I wanted to do with my life.

Isn’t everyone to a certain extent?

It’s World Hunger Day: meet 5 women changing the way we think about food

This article was written by Jacob Dupont*

Today marks World Hunger Day, an initiative started in 2011 by The Hunger Project to celebrate sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty. With 815 million people, over one ninth of the world’s population, not having enough to eat and 98% of the world’s undernourished living in developing countries, the need to invest in the sustainable end of hunger has never been greater.

5 young leaders tackling Africa's droughts

Last month, the journal Nature warned that 30 percent of the world’s territory could fall into a state of desertification and perpetual drought by 2050, if global average temperature is allowed to rise by 2°C.

And nowhere is this threat greater than in Africa. In Cape Town, one of the continent’s most advanced cities and a global destination for tourism, warnings have been posted that taps will run dry by 12 April, which is being dubbed ‘Day Zero’ by locals.