Iraqi Kurds lack power up to 13 hours a day, thanks to inefficient infrastructure and booming demand. Though the region is flush with oil and gas, solar could be one of the most promising solutions.
At worst, plastic bans can create unintended environmental problems. At best, they ignore the systemic issues creating waste in the first place.
Civil society organizations in Pune pushed for reforms to waste management and transport. Government worked with them—to a point.