Building reads "climate emergency" with flares of red and orange hues on the front of the building
Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, continues to wrangle world leaders to make and meet ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions — even amid the pandemic.
A young woman stands on stage and rehearses her poem.
In the last 10 years, there’s been a surge of literature about climate change, including poetry. The World’s climate solutions segment The Big Fix is featuring some young poets and their words on the topic in a series starting this week.
A facility for capturing carbon dioxide from the air of Swiss Climeworks is placed on the roof of a waste incinerating plant in Hinwil, Switzerland, July 18, 2017. 
Swiss direct air capture company Climeworks is counting on it.
Black Lives Matter protest
For years, mainstream environmental movements around the globe have excluded people of color, who are disproportionately impacted by climate change. Today’s global Black Lives Matter protests have amplified calls for institutions of all kinds — including environmental groups — to challenge and dismantle chronic systemic racism.
Sumbanese villagers work on a field seeding peanuts in Hamba Praing village, Kanatang district, East Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, Feb. 23, 2020.
Where people received cash payments from the government, there was 30% less deforestation.
Milan's "Open Streets" plan makes way for more cyclists and pedestrians. 
The Strade Aperte plan, translated as “Open Roads,” is one of the world’s most dramatic examples of how city planners around the world, after COVID-19 lockdowns, are redesigning city streets to be friendlier to pedestrians and cyclists.
Clouds cover the skies over the river Ganges ahead of Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata, India, May 19, 2020.
Like nations everywhere, India and Bangladesh are trying to contain outbreaks of the coronavirus. On top of that, they're also preparing for a cyclone of historic proportions.
Environmental activists of Swiss Klimastreik Schweiz movement hold banners, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in front of the opera house on the Sechselaeutenplatz square in Zurich, Switzerland, April 24, 2020.
Author Matto Mildenberger examined how politics have shaped decades of climate policy in his new book, "Carbon Captured." He spoke to The World's host Marco Werman for this week's climate solutions segment. 
Alongside tulips and windmills, the global image of Amsterdam is one of a city entwined with water.
A key part of "doughnut" economic thinking is no longer using the gross domestic product as a proxy for society’s success. 
Massive light pink cherry blossoming tree in Vancouver with two people sitting on a park bench underneath it
High Park is the latest outdoor space to close since Canada declared a state of emergency and asked people to stay home because of the coronavirus pandemic. Much of the Canadian great outdoors is off-limits to the public — including hiking trails, campgrounds and national parks.