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26 02 2021 | 10:55

The Chicago plant that sparked a hunger strike amid environmental racism claims.

A metal recycling plant is due to open on the polluted Southeast Side months after the same firm shut a metal scrapyard in a white, affluent part of town. Trinity Colón grew up believing everyone…

29 01 2021 | 09:49

Youth Climate Leaders Say Global Future Depends on Biden Being Bold.

Fed up with "empty promises" from world leaders, a dozen youth activists on Wednesday demanded newly sworn-in President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris take swift and bold climate action…

29 01 2021 | 09:39

A million young people urge governments to prioritise climate crisis.

World leaders will meet for Climate Adaptation Summit to consider how to adapt to extreme weather. More than 1 million young people around the world have urged governments to prioritise measures to…

29 01 2021 | 09:28

Greta Thunberg's Message to World Leaders at Davos Summit.

Greta Thunberg calls for urgent action to address the climate and ecological crisis. She reminds the world of the promises made to children and grandchildren — a promise they expect to be kept. The…

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,…