climate action

children demonstrate against climate change

‘It is our future’: children call time on climate inaction in UK

Thousands of young people take time out of school to join protests across the country — Some wore school uniform, with ties askew in St Trinian’s fashion, others donned face paint, sparkly jackets and DM boots. The youngest clutched a parent’s hand as people gathered in the sunshine in Parliament Square in London, a few …

‘It is our future’: children call time on climate inaction in UK Read More »

protesters in brighton

School pupils call for radical climate action in UK-wide strike

Thousands of young people walk out of lessons in protest at political inaction over crisis — Thousands of schoolchildren and young people have walked out of classes to join a UK-wide climate strike amid growing anger at the failure of politicians to tackle the escalating ecological crisis. Organisers said more than 10,000 young people in …

School pupils call for radical climate action in UK-wide strike Read More »

greta thunberg strikes outside the swedish parliament

‘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 …

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

thousands of pupils in the uk are expected to skip lessons in the nationwide strike

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 …

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

students protesting in berlin

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 …

Academics back UK schools’ climate change strikes Read More »

students protest for a climate-friendly policy in frankfurt, germany

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 …

School climate strike children’s brave stand has our support Read More »

the perfect storm appears to be an apt metaphor to describe the conditions facing scott morrison and his government

Independents and climate form perfect storm for the good ship Coalition

Most Australians want the government to take action on climate change. Will the rise of the independents have the intended impact? — The Perfect Storm is the true story of a fishing boat, the Andrea Gail, that headed out for tuna off Massachusetts and was hit by a violent natural event caused by the combination …

Independents and climate form perfect storm for the good ship Coalition Read More »

the proposed school strike is inspired by similar protests in australia, above, and elsewhere

Pupils’ climate change strike threat poses dilemma for heads

Thousands of pupils set to be absent on 15 February, putting schools on the spot — Headteachers across the country will this week be faced with a tricky dilemma: should they allow their pupils to go on strike? Thousands of schoolchildren are expected to absent themselves from school on Friday to take part in a …

Pupils’ climate change strike threat poses dilemma for heads Read More »

hand drawing a red line between the uk and northern ireland

In Ireland, Brexit proofing must mean climate proofing

Brexit has lead to delays in climate action just at the moment when bold plans could soften the impact of the UK divorce, writes MEP Lynn Boylan — Brexit presents a massive threat for Ireland’s economy, citizens’ rights and, most importantly, Ireland’s peace agreement; but how about our progress on climate change? While Brexit is …

In Ireland, Brexit proofing must mean climate proofing Read More »

holly gillibrand has spent the past five fridays on strike outside her school in fort william

‘I feel very angry’: the 13-year-old on school strike for climate action

Holly Gillibrand is skipping class to join pupils around the world in pushing for urgent measures — Until recently, Holly Gillibrand was like any other schoolchild, keen on the outdoors, football and rock climbing, inspired by the stunning surroundings of her secondary school at the foot of Ben Nevis. But for the past five Fridays, …

‘I feel very angry’: the 13-year-old on school strike for climate action Read More »

Scroll to Top