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Isabelle Gerretsen

Scotland wants schools to teach LGBT+ issues in 'world first'

09 Nov 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Scotland is making it mandatory for government schools to teach LGBT+ issues in a move aimed at tackling homophobia and discrimination that it says is a global first.

LGBT+ Australians 'vilified' as PM rules out gender-neutral passports: campaigners

02 Nov 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Transgender and intersex people in Australia are being increasingly vilified by the government, LGBT+ campaigners said on Friday, after the prime minister called gender-neutral passports "nonsense" and ruled out their introduction.

Big brands pledge to turn tide on global plastic waste

29 Oct 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Big brands - from Coke to Kellogg - pledged on Monday to cut all plastic waste from their operations in what the United Nations called the most ambitious effort yet to fight plastic pollution.

Big brands pledge to turn tide on global plastic waste

29 Oct 2018

LONDON, Oct 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Big brands - from Coke to Kellogg - pledged on Monday to cut all plastic waste from their operations in what the United Nations called the most ambitious effort yet to fight plastic pollution.

Zero carbon at sea? Rotterdam port eyes a greener future

23 Oct 2018

ROTTERDAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Rotterdam, ships from around the world cruise in and out of Europe's busiest port, a bustling industrial hub that employs almost 200,000 people and produces 20 percent of the Netherlands' climate-changing gases.

FEATURE-Zero carbon at sea? Rotterdam port eyes a greener future

23 Oct 2018

ROTTERDAM, Oct 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Rotterdam, ships from around the world cruise in and out of Europe's busiest port, a bustling industrial hub that employs almost 200,000 people and produces 20 percent of the Netherlands' climate-changing gases.

FEATURE-Dutch cities spy beauty in trash recycled for parks and crafts

20 Sep 2018

AMSTERDAM, Sept 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Magdalena was clearing out her home in Amsterdam, she took her old clothes and other household waste to a recycling hub, knowing it would be worth her while.

Chinese most at risk of death from deadly heatwaves, study says

01 Aug 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Deadly heatwaves could kill people working outdoors within hours in China's most populous, agricultural region by 2100 as a result of climate change, scientists said on Tuesday.

Syrian refugees find safe haven but no secure future on Greek island

27 Jul 2018

TILOS, Greece (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a balmy summer evening, Abdulkader Hamo smiled as he watched his young daughters dance in a school performance on the tiny Greek island of Tilos, far from their home in northern Syria.

Smart move: English islands fight fuel poverty with clean energy

25 Jul 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Solar panels and smart batteries could help cut electricity bills by almost half for people on the Isles of Scilly, a British energy storage provider said as it launched a renewable energy program on the group of Cornish islands.

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