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International collaboration continues to be a leading force in responding to the climate crisis. A great example being the Montreal Protocol, where global compliance is contributing to the reduction in the size of the Antarctic Ozone Hole to pre-1980 levels by 2050. 
 
The hole in the Ozone layer was discovered in the 1970s, caused largely by harmful CFC gases used around the world. The Montreal Protocol in 1987 was signed by 197 countries – the first treaty to be universally ratified by the UN. Countries and businesses around the world have worked together to find solutions, including the re-design of refrigeration and air conditioning systems; and of finding innovative aerosol alternatives.
 
Another example of global cooperation is the recent publication by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warning of the risks of global warming above a further 1.5 degrees. For it to be published, the document had to be agreed by all UN members, demonstrating international acceptance that there is an issue with global warming.
 
In November 2020 the UK hosts global representatives, a few weeks after London Design Biennale, in Glasgow for the UN Climate Change Summit. Hopefully there, real change, goals, and targets can be set to encourage further multilateral efforts to tackle global warming. 

 
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Japan
Japanese designer Minori Yoshita captures the most iconic symbols of Japan in medals for Rugby World Cup 2019
The Netherlands
London Design Biennale 2018 Designer Marjan van Aubel wins the Public Award at Dutch Design Week 2019 for Power Plant.
Slovenia
Austrian design curator and cultural producer, Thomas Geisler, presents the 26th Biennial of Design BIO 26 - Common Knowledge in Ljubljana from November 2019.
UAE
Dubai Design Week, the region's largest creative festival, takes place between 11-16 November 2019. 
UK
The Mayor of London publishes Design for a Circular Economy - a document helping property developers and architects to design for a circular economy.
USA
Coca-Cola introduces the world's first bottle created using recycled plastic waste from the ocean.
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