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UK Council asks wealthiest residents to voluntarily pay double their tax, Court recognizes right to a healthy environment as fundamental to human existence, and NZ Company pays workers full-time salary to work four days

After consultation demonstrated strong support, Westminster City Council is launching a new scheme

asking its wealthiest residents to voluntarily double the tax they pay in order to support social projects; the Inter-American Court has set a historic precedent by recognizing the right to a healthy environment as fundamental to human existence; and a New Zealand company is giving its employees time to deal with family commitments, hobbies and general life maintenance by paying them for five days but only expecting them to work for four.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How, after consultation demonstrated strong support, Westminster City Council is launching a new scheme asking its wealthiest residents to voluntarily double the tax they pay in order to support social projects. Read more here

• How the Inter-American Court has set a historic precedent by recognizing the right to a healthy environment as fundamental to human existence. Read more here

• How one million hectares of threatened night parrot habitat will be protected for future generations when Mount Windsor in western Queensland is declared a nature refuge - the largest nature refuge in Queensland. Read more here

• How a New Zealand company is giving its employees time to deal with family commitments, hobbies and general life maintenance by paying them for five days but only expecting them to work for four. Read more here

• How 25 Colombians are suing their government over climate change - the first action of its kind in Latin America. Read more here

• How a record breaking number of STEM candidates are applying for office in the US this year to protect science and oppose climate change denial in Trump's administration. Read more here

• VIDEO: How Vandana Shiva believes we can evolve to a less deceitful world. Read more here

 

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