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‘The beginning of great change’: Greta Thunberg hails school climate strikes

The 16-year-old’s lone protest last summer has morphed into a powerful global movement challenging politicians to act — Greta Thunberg is hopeful the student climate strike on Friday can bring about positive change, as young people in more and more countries join the protest movement she started last summer as a lone campaigner outside the …

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Headteachers in a bind as pupils prepare to go on UK climate strike

Unions urge pupils not to walk out of class but some schools may adopt relaxed attitude — School leaders are having to wrestle with their consciences over pupils joining the nationwide climate strike to be held on Friday afternoon, caught between their duties as teachers and instincts as educators. Thousands of the more than 8 …

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Academics back UK schools’ climate change strikes

More than 200 sign letter to the Guardian saying pupils right to be angry at inaction — More than 200 academics have voiced their support for this week’s school climate strikes, in which thousands of young people are expected to take to the streets in towns and cities across the UK. The academics, including almost …

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School climate strike children’s brave stand has our support

We are inspired that our children, spurred on by the noble actions of Greta Thunberg and other striking students, are making their voices heard, say 224 academics — We, the undersigned academics, stand in solidarity with the children going on school climate strike on 15 February, and with all those taking a stand for the …

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Stalemate in Poland revealed central tension of Paris Agreement

Centralised governance is a thing of the past; a new era of climate diplomacy must find ways to accommodate national difference — The 2015 Paris Agreement became the most important climate accord of its decade by encompassing and embracing different circumstances and capacities around the world. But with that broad accommodation came the challenge of …

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Swedish shipping industry prepares to go fossil-free by 2045

Shipowners’ Association is calling for government incentives to help in the transition to climate-friendly vessels, to meet national climate goals — Sweden’s shipping sector is preparing to end the use of fossil fuels domestically by 2045, in line with national climate goals. The Swedish Shipowners’ Association is developing a roadmap to net zero greenhouse gas …

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Irish energy industry calls for new links to Europe amid Brexit fears

Grid operator boss calls on Brussels to approve funding for a new electricity connection to France to avoid isolation from continent — Ireland’s grid operator is lobbying Brussels to fast track funding to connect the country to the rest of Europe, citing concerns about becoming isolated after Brexit, its boss told Climate Home News. Ireland …

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Harrison Ford: leaders who deny climate change are ‘on the wrong side of history’

Actor attacked Trump and other leaders at World Government Summit for denying science to justify not facing the ‘moral crisis’ — Harrison Ford has launched a scorching attack on Donald Trump and other world leaders, for denying science in order to justify doing nothing to face the “moral crisis” of climate change. The actor best …

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Climate and economic risks ‘threaten 2008-style systemic collapse’

Environmental and social problems could interact in global breakdown, report says — The gathering storm of human-caused threats to climate, nature and economy pose a danger of systemic collapse comparable to the 2008 financial crisis, according to a new report that calls for urgent and radical reform to protect political and social systems. The study …

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One-third of world’s new vegetation in China and India, satellite data shows

China and India are “leading the world” in “greening” the landscape, a study finds, with the two countries accounting for one-third of the new forests, croplands and other types of vegetation observed globally since 2000 — The results, published in Nature Sustainability, also show that China alone accounts for a quarter of the human-caused greening …

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