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Around the world: Wind power, portable solar distillers and nature-based solutions to climate change

From the future of wind power to an innovation aiming to provide anyone in the world with clean drinking water, and the importance of addressing nature loss—discover the stories that caught our eye this week.

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Portable solar distiller could provide water

The 2021 Lexus Design Award has been won by a portable solar distiller, designed by Henry Glogau.

This aims to provide anyone in the world with clean drinking water; its versatile design means that it can function in a variety of environments.

The portable distiller works through solar desalination, which relies on evaporation and condensation.
Glogau hopes to further refine and improve his design, believing these ideas have potential to be used at a larger scale.

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Words by Henry Wong

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Climate change and nature loss must be interlinked

A new report shows the importance of addressing nature loss as part of the fight against climate change.

The report is from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

'Nature-based Solutions' offer a way forward.

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Words by Marie Quinney

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The Future Of Wind Power Depends On Deployment

Fossil fuel’s share in the energy mix is as high today as ten years ago, despite the falling costs of renewables. With less than a decade to embed low carbon transition in the energy markets, GWEC is calling on policy makers to commit to the actions necessary to scale wind up 3-4 times in the next decade.

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Words by Felicia Jackson

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