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20 01 2021 | 07:50

Environmentalists Should Pay Close Attention to the Racial Justice Movement.

There are parallels and overlaps between climate justice and racial justice, as well as many lessons the climate movement can learn from this global moment of reckoning.

15 01 2021 | 09:13

FRIDAYS FOR FUTUTRE: 'No more empty promises'

  Climate strikers announce date for next global climate strike

12 12 2020 | 06:33

High-level summit and video showcase poorest countries’ spearheading efforts to tackle climate crisis.

A new film being launched in advance of the Thimphu Ambition Summit underlines how the least developed countries are leading the way when it comes to climate action.  

07 12 2020 | 07:28

'Mock Cop26' activists vote on treaty ahead of 2021 climate summit.

Young people from 140 countries presented policies to UK climate action champion. Young people from 140 countries who attended an online “mock Cop26” climate summit have presented a treaty of 18…

28 11 2020 | 08:00

Climate activists ramp up pressure on Biden with protest outside Democratic headquarters.

Climate groups plan to camp in Washington DC in protest of Biden’s hires of key staff with connections to the oil and gas industry. Progressive climate activists plan to occupy the Democratic…

20 11 2020 | 17:33

Environmental Justice Reporters Face Deadly Threats, Intimidation.

Shubham Mani Tripathi, newspaper reporter, India: shot dead in June 2020 for exposing illegal sand mining. Maria Efigenia Vasquez Astudillo, radio reporter, Colombia: struck and killed by a…

10 11 2020 | 09:28

‘Hypocrites and greenwash’: Greta Thunberg blasts leaders over climate crisis.

Greta Thunberg has blasted politicians as hypocrites and international climate summits as empty words and greenwash. Until humanity admits it has failed to tackle the climate crisis and begins…

27 10 2020 | 09:20

South African environmental activist shot dead in her home.

Fikile Ntshangase was involved in legal dispute over extension of coalmine in KwaZulu-Natal. A South African environmental activist who opposed the extension of a coalmine near her home has been…

26 10 2020 | 10:28

Climate crisis: Extinction Rebellion blockades gates at Ineos refinery after government data shows firm is major source of pollutants.

‘We are here to expose the climate destruction that Ineos is causing,’ activists say. Extinction Rebellion activists have blockaded the gates of Ineos’s Grangemouth oil refinery, after government…

25 10 2020 | 11:35

Climate activists, aged nine and 12, detained by police in India for protesting over air pollution.

Licypriya Kangujam and Aarav Seth put in back of police van after demonstrating in New Delhi, which is often blanketed in thick smog. A nine-year-old climate change activist in India was detained by…

25 10 2020 | 11:26

Greta Thunberg accuses MEPs of 'surrender on climate and environment'.

European parliament votes to continue payments to farmers with no green conditions attached. Greta Thunberg, the Swedish school strike pioneer and environmental activist, has accused MEPs of…

16 10 2020 | 10:14

Global Climate Campaigners Want Public Banks to Fund Just Recovery and Green Transition.

Amid the Global Week of Action for Debt Cancellation and one month ahead of the Finance in Common Summit, climate justice advocates on Monday urged public banks around the world to treat government…

10 10 2020 | 09:06

The EU is cheating with numbers — and stealing our future.

”We know we’re not in line with the Paris Agreement, we never said we were. But we have to bring the public along slowly”. Between the four of us, we have met quite a number of world leaders during…

04 10 2020 | 19:10

The Power of Inclusive, Intergenerational Climate Activism.

After decades on the political periphery, the climate movement is entering the mainstream in 2020, with young leaders at the fore. The Sunrise Movement now includes more than 400 local groups …

04 10 2020 | 18:40

Young people resume global climate strikes calling for urgent action.

Greta Thunberg leads protests as Covid rules restrict numbers compared with last year. School pupils, youth activists and communities around the world have turned out for a day of climate strikes,…

03 10 2020 | 08:03

Three Environmental Activists Making a Difference in Africa and Around the World.

Activists in Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda are helping lead the way in advocating for environmental issues and climate justice. On Fri., Sept. 25, people around the world will participate in Global Day of…

30 09 2020 | 10:10

Fridays for Future Climate Strikers Are Back on the Streets.

Hamstrung by coronavirus lockdowns, frustrated school strikers have spent months staging digital protests against world leaders failing to act urgently on climate change. Today they are taking to…

27 09 2020 | 09:29

Facebook suspends environmental groups despite vow to fight misinformation.

Facebook blames mistake in system for restrictions on groups including Greenpeace USA. Facebook has suspended the accounts of several environmental organizations less than a week after launching an…

27 09 2020 | 09:23

GREENPEACE AFRICA: Nairobi volunteer reflects on Kenya’s plastic problem.

“As a young child, I remember I was baptised in a river, very clean and fresh, nothing to worry about. Right now, I cannot even imagine dipping my feet in the water. So much has changed since then;…