Posts by rebeccacampbell

Growing Demand for Food Increases Pressure on Sub-Saharan Africa’s Forests

  In an ambitious plan to eradicate poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015. Setting out 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), the agenda pledged that, “no one will be left behind.’ Meanwhile, a growing demand for food combined with […]

The Role of the Travel Industry in Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking

Sex tourism and trafficking remain prevalent issues in the travel industry. Within the thriving sex industry, women and girls – and young men and boys – are trafficked due to a boom in tourism and cheap flights to countries such as Cambodia and South Africa. In 2016, there are an estimated 45.8 million people in […]

Meet Malawi’s Female Chief Who Is Ending Child Marriage

In a country that has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, Malawi has established a new law preventing child marriage, and Chief Theresa Kachindamoto of the Dedza district in the Central Region of Malawi is enforcing it with a serious passion. In the last three years, she has dismantled 850 […]

El Nino Impacts Hunger Warnings in Southern Africa

The World Food Programme has warned that 14 million people in Southern Africa face hunger because of last year’s poor harvests caused by the El Nino weather pattern. This naturally occurring phenomenon, which takes place every two to seven years, was particularly strong in 2015. The WFP, the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger, made […]

More Vaccines Needed to Avoid Impacts of Drug Resistance

According to a British government-commissioned review of the threat of superbugs resistant to antibiotics, more vaccines are needed to reduce the use of antibiotics. The report, which was published last month, focuses on antimicrobial resistance. Head of the review is Lord Jim O’Neill, former chief economist at Goldman Sachs and currently Commercial Secretary to the […]

Delhi Takes Top Spot as Most Polluted City

Beijing is no longer at the top spot as the most polluted city. New data conducted by the World Health Organization has found that most of the world’s polluted cities are in India with Delhi leading the pack. We breathe it in every day, but according to WHO a stark new warning has been issued […]

Paris Climate Change Agreements: What Does this Mean?

Photo courtesy of Earth & Water Watch It is a document built on hope for the future of our planet. The end of 2015 saw nearly 200 countries in Paris finally come together and agree to the first universal, legally binding deal aimed at tackling global warming: the Paris Climate Change Agreements. The job ahead […]