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Climate Protest Movements Aren’t Going Away

By Sean Munger
A few weeks ago, on September 27, 2019, Judith Collins, a Member of Parliament from New Zealand, told a news show that she thought youth activists protesting governments’ inaction on climate change would “grow out…

After a New York setback, can Glasgow revive international climate efforts?

By Ed King Photo by Mario Guti
"We have had a number of devastating setbacks; how these are handled is the making of a great team." I'm suffering Rugby World Cup fever so excuse the oval ball focus, but looking back at…

As Trump retreats, financial markets push for sustainability, climate accountability

NEW YORK—President Trump, speaking before the UN General Assembly Tuesday, vowed globalism is dead. A day later a roomful of suits representing some of the largest pension, mutual and hedge funds in the world offered…

Lessons from Climate Week: 3 Things Needed to Accelerate Change

By Ellen Jackowski
Climate Week NYC officially kicked off Monday, but arguably last Friday‘s Global Climate Strike set the stage for this week’s agenda. Like so many, I have been inspired by this youth-led movement and its uncompromising…

World leaders call for action to avert ‘apocalyptic’ climate change

French president Emmanuel Macron has urged world leaders to respond more urgently to climate change, as the New York climate summit opened with a dire warning from the UN secretary-general about the "apocalyptic" impact a…

Bill Gates: ‘I Don’t See Anything Worthy of the Word Plan’ to Fight Climate Change

By David Wallace-Wells Photo: Intelligencer/Getty Images
On September 23, the United Nations will open its Climate Action Summit here in New York, three days after the Global Climate Strike, led by Greta Thunberg, will sweep through thousands of cities worldwide.

UN Climate Action Summit, 2019

Global emissions are reaching record levels and show no sign of peaking. The last four years were the four hottest on record, and winter temperatures in the Arctic have risen by 3°C since 1990. Sea…

UN Climate Action Summit is told ? climate action, jobs and Just Transition is possible

The ITUC has challenged governments at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York to make a living planet, secure jobs and decent work their ambition for action on climate change.

Countries promise more aggressive action at U.N. climate summit, but is it enough?

By Brady Dennis and Juliet Eilperin
“You are failing us," 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg tells world leaders. “The eyes of all future generations are upon you.”