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08 10 2021 | 09:26

‘Greta is right’: climate pledges must be matched by action, say Mars executives

The company will tie executive pay to emissions reduction and eliminate deforestation through its supply chain The chief executive of Mars, one of the world’s largest consumer products companies,…

24 09 2021 | 13:49

Climate strikes: We’ll take to streets because leaders ‘don’t care about future’, says Greta Thunberg

Young people will protest in more than 1,000 locations across the world on Friday to demand faster action on the climate crisis. Young people across the world will return to the streets this Friday…

23 09 2021 | 09:08

#UprootTheSystem-'Climate strikers gearing up for next global climate strike

Global  --  On September 24th, 2021, Fridays for Future will take to the streets, online and in-person, once again, some in the face of increasing repression from state authorities towards climate…

16 09 2021 | 13:50

Extinction Rebellion: More than 500 arrested during protests in London

Two weeks of action in capital culiminated in ‘march for nature’ on Saturday. More than 500 arrests have been made during Extinction Rebellion’s two weeks of protests in London. Scotland Yard said…

16 09 2021 | 12:36

How to manage eco-anxiety: Advice from a climate activist

“The moon is following us home again!” My daughter exclaimed as she always does when the line between day and night becomes blurry and we begin to make our way home from the park in the evening. “But…

26 08 2021 | 07:52

Melbourne student and climate activist runs for board seat at energy giant AGL

Ashjayeen Sharif wants Australia’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter to be 100% renewable by 2030. An 18-year-old student and climate change campaigner is bidding for a seat on the board of energy…

26 08 2021 | 07:42

‘You follow the government’s agenda’: China’s climate activists walk a tightrope

The IPCC’s alarming report has Chinese environmentalists wondering how to push a government that brooks no criticism into taking more action. In the wake of the IPCC’s alarming warning last week…

25 08 2021 | 12:40

Extinction Rebellion London protests - live: Huge pink table set up for crisis talks as climate campaign opens

A giant pink table inviting Londoners to “come to the table” and discuss climate change has been erected by Extinction Rebellion protesters near Leicester Square.

25 08 2021 | 12:37

Nine Climate Change Cases You've Never Heard Of

Climate change poses unprecedented challenges. Rising global temperatures are causing more frequent severe weather events, including wildfires and floods, capable of massive disruption that sweeps…

08 07 2021 | 13:42

‘Humiliation and discrimination’: Environmental defenders facing ‘unprecedented attacks’ in Latin America

Communities ‘are being killed as they seek to uphold their environmental, human and spiritual rights’, one defender tells The Independent Frontline defenders of the land and natural world in Latin…

25 06 2021 | 09:56

Belgium’s climate failures violate human rights, court rules.

Judges say state’s failure to meet climate targets breaches civil law and human rights convention. Belgium’s failure to meet climate targets is a violation of human rights, a Brussels court has…

25 06 2021 | 09:50

Greta Thunberg blasts Amazon for destroying thousands of unsold items in a week: ‘Something is fundamentally wrong’.

Greta Thunberg has labelled Amazon’s operating procedures “fundamentally wrong” following news that a warehouse in Scotland was destroying more than a hundred thousand items a week. Ms Thunberg…

15 06 2021 | 13:09

G7 summit protests – in pictures.

Protesters turn out in support of a range of causes as the leaders of Group of Seven nations meet for the forum’s 47th summit in Cornwall Marvina Newton of United For Black Lives. Protestors in…

14 06 2021 | 09:38

Italian climate activists sue government over inaction.

Plaintiffs want court to order Mario Draghi’s government to adopt more ambitious climate policies Environment campaigners in Italy are suing the government for failing to sufficiently tackle the…

05 06 2021 | 10:57

We are passionate climate warriors. Our legal battle is not over but my heart is a bit lighter

As a student striker I’m used to being dismissed by adults, so this judgment to protect us from the climate crisis is exciting.

02 06 2021 | 18:44

Engine No. 1’s big win over Exxon shows activist hedge funds joining fight against climate change

One of the most expensive Wall Street shareholder battles on record could signal a big shift in how hedge funds and other investors view sustainability.

01 06 2021 | 16:39

Biden Backs Massive Alaska Drilling Project Approved Under Trump

The Biden administration is facing backlash from climate activists and scientists after filing a court brief Wednesday in defense of a major Trump-era Alaska drilling project that's expected to…

30 05 2021 | 16:54

Climate activists launch legal challenge against government over North Sea oil and gas support

Three campaigners are taking government to High Court over its support for continued fossil fuel production A trio of climate activists have launched a legal challenge against the government over…

25 05 2021 | 09:15

Sign-on letter: Tell Canadian officials to hold Canadian company ReconAfrica accountable for their oil and gas plans near Okavango Delta

This letter is for Canada-based AND international groups to sign on to, please share widely! ReconAfrica is a Canadian company pursuing potentially massive oil and gas development in ecologically…

18 05 2021 | 06:39

Youth activists urge bigger say in decision making for climate-hit Africans.

The young environmentalists are looking for a seat at the table when decisions are being made about their futures as climate impacts worsen across the continent LONDON - Young African environmental…