What's up this week? Female youth literacy is up worldwide and more.

  • Female youth literacy worldwide was up to 92% in 2019, 20% above the 77% level in 1975.
  • UK’s woodland cover is back to medieval levels, thanks to the country’s “rewilding” policy.
  • Pakistan met its climate goals 10 years before the United Nations deadline.
  • Paper recycling in Europe has almost doubled in the past 25 years, going from 40% in 1991 to 74% in 2020.
  • Since 2015, and a change in the Saudi Arabian legislation, Vatican City is the last place on Earth where women aren’t allowed to vote by law.