Indonesia has made remarkable economic progress over the past two decades, but to keep up growth while safeguarding public health and the environment, the country needs to switch paths. A new government report finds that smarter development, using less carbon, can deliver 6 percent GDP growth per year until 2045—while slashing Indonesia's greenhouse gas emissions.
Governments are beginning to take up the call for a "just transition" to a clean energy economy, with advancements seen in Canada, Spain, Germany, Costa Rica and more. One way they can do so: Integrate the "just transition" into their long-term strategies for climate action.
Pune's waste pickers used to be treated much like the garbage they collected. India's first worker-owned waste-pickers' cooperative elevated their status while cleaning up Pune's mountains of trash.