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28 11 2021 | 08:54

Activists take court action against Boris Johnson over climate crisis

Three people claim government is breaching right to life and family life by not doing what is needed to prevent disaster Three young people are taking legal action against the prime minister,…

12 11 2021 | 13:59

‘Projection fight’ breaks out on side of Cop26 venue in Glasgow

Official projectionists hit back with animations and ‘go away’ after activists beam climate slogans A “projection fight” broke out at the Cop26 venue in Glasgow, which resulted in official…

12 11 2021 | 10:56

'This is a circus': a day at Cop26 with a climate activist – video

World leaders, big business and international delegations have converged on the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow promising to tackle global heating. But outside the closed negotiation doors,…

11 11 2021 | 15:29

Youth activists petition UN to declare ‘systemwide climate emergency’

Exclusive: Greta Thunberg among young people filing legal suit for climate crisis to be declared a global level 3 emergency Greta Thunberg and youth climate activists from around the world are…

09 11 2021 | 14:09

COP26: Why we marched in Glasgow

Tens of thousands of people have braved the wet and windy conditions in Glasgow to take part in the biggest mass protest of the COP26 summit. A huge column of activists made its way from Kelvingrove…

09 11 2021 | 14:02

Counter climate summit kicks off as activists lament Cop26 inaction

Coalition aims to give voice to ideas and solutions it believes are largely absent from the Cop talks A counter climate summit kicks off in Glasgow on Sunday amid mounting criticism from activists…

08 11 2021 | 14:17

Millions around the world march to demand action on the climate crisis – video report

People on almost every continent gathered for marches and rallies on Saturday to mark a Global Day for Climate Justice, halfway through the Glasgow climate change summit. Activists in the Philippines…

08 11 2021 | 14:07

COP26: Duke of Edinburgh-style climate award to launch

Pupils will be recognised for their efforts to protect the environment in a new Duke of Edinburgh-style award. It is one of a series of measures aimed at putting climate change at the heart of…

08 11 2021 | 14:00

Climate protests: fury, and optimism, in the Glasgow rain

As Cop26 reached halfway stage, rallies were held around the world, with actor Idris Elba among those calling for African voices to be central to public debate Tens of thousands of protesters took…

08 11 2021 | 13:51

Little Amal Comes to UN Climate Talks In Glasgow

Little Amal, a 3.5m puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee, will visit the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 from 9 to 11 November. This follows her completion of The Walk, a 4…

08 11 2021 | 13:32

Cop26: Conference is a ‘PR event’, says Greta Thunberg – day five as it happened

Follow Ocean Day events at the climate summit in Glasgow for day five Day five (and with it the first week at Cop26) is winding down in Scotland. Still, events are only just getting started.…

08 11 2021 | 13:23

Young People Demand Action to Protect Their Futures at COP26

COP President Alok Sharma urges ministers to consider youth priorities in COP negotiations and national climate action Young climate leaders join ministers and senior figures in Glasgow 23 countries…

08 11 2021 | 08:00

What happened at Cop26 – DAY FOUR at a glance

Summary of the main developments on the fourth day of the UN climate summit in Glasgow

05 11 2021 | 08:39

Greta Thunberg leaves carbon offsetting meeting urging attendees to 'stop greenwashing' – video

A video of Greta Thunberg leaving a meeting on improving the integrity of the voluntary carbon market has appeared from Cop26. As the climate activist leaves, Thunburg tells those in attendance to '…

04 11 2021 | 14:45

Thunberg v Carney: tensions flare over net zero and carbon offsets at Cop26

Activists escalated protests against “greenwash” and the carbon market “scam” as UN envoy Mark Carney touted a private finance climate pledge. There is an ideological battle going at Cop26 and it’s…

04 11 2021 | 09:07

Op - As young climate strikers, we are sick of conference upon conference. The clock is ticking

Australia’s policy at Cop26 is weak and unacceptable. It doesn’t give me any sense of hope Iam 15 years old, and like so many young people across the world, I came to climate activism through…

03 11 2021 | 14:19

They would walk 500 miles: meet the Cop26 pilgrims who got to Glasgow on foot

Accompanied by songs, stories and a stash of lentils, a group trekked from London, connecting with their faith, the countryside and the people they met along the way. While most delegates deliberate…

03 11 2021 | 13:41

‘You can shove your climate crisis up your arse’: Greta Thunberg sings at Cop26 – video

Climate activist Greta Thunberg had some choice words for the world leaders inside the Cop26 conference in Glasgow. Joined by some of the many activists rallying around the climate change meeting,…

01 11 2021 | 12:37

An Open Letter to the Global Media by Greta Thunberg and Vanessa Nakate

Nakate is a Ugandan climate-justice activist and founder of the Rise Up Movement. Thunberg is a Swedish climate activist and co-founder of the Fridays for Future movement. Dear media editors around…