‘Use your £11bn climate fund to pay for family planning,’ UK told | Global development

[ad_1] The UK government has been urged to open up its £11bn pot of climate funding to contraception, as research from low-income countries shows a link between poor access to reproductive health services and environmental damage. In a letter to Alok Sharma, president of the UN Cop26 climate conference, an alliance of more than 60 … Read more

How can companies cut the UK’s class pay gap? | Guardian sustainable business

[ad_1] It’s no surprise that social class can affect your life chances, but recently the education secretary highlighted the problem with a stark statistic. Children who show signs of low academic ability at the age of five, but who come from high-income families, are 35% more likely to become high earners than those who show … Read more

Democrats want billions to pay for elder care. Republicans say the price tag is too high.

Democrats want billions to pay for elder care. Republicans say the price tag is too high.

[ad_1] JEANNETTE, Pa. — At 90 years old, Ray Newbaker broke her hip and has dementia. She upended both her adult children’s lives, moving in with her son, Jay, when she could no longer take care of herself. Her daughter, Paula, moved in, too, to help with the caregiving. The Newbakers aren’t alone. As the … Read more