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the panel at the event also included the green party mp, caroline lucas, right

Greta Thunberg backs climate general strike to force leaders to act

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist, has given her support for a general strike for the climate, saying the student movement she inspired needs more support from older generations to ensure politicians keep their promises under the Paris agreement.

new york city real estate owners have opposed the legislation, which is expected to be signed by mayor bill de blasio

New York City unveils ambitious plan for local steps to tackle climate change

The mandates, touted as a local version of the Green New Deal embraced by many progressive Democrats, will apply to 50,000 buildings – from buildings with a few dozen apartments to Trump Tower, the president’s Fifth Avenue skyscraper which advocates have targeted as a major polluter.

kenyan pastoralists digging for water because of drought in 2017

As climate fight enters new phase, local responses are starved of funding

Life is getting tougher for Kenya’s pastoralists. Unpredictable crop seasons make it harder for women to feed their families, their cows are dying of thirst, and the poverty is pushing fathers to marry their off their daughters before they hit their teens.

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Analysis: Half of UK’s electricity to be renewable by 2025

This marks a significant increase on earlier projections, which as recently as 2016 saw renewables meeting less than a third of demand in 2025. At the same time, there are further cuts to the outlook for gas-fired electricity generation, which is now set to drop by two-fifths over the next six years.

international monetary fund chief christine lagarde greets sir david attenborough

Global warming could create ‘greater migratory pressure from Africa’

Europe can expect even greater migratory pressure from Africa unless action is taken to prevent global warming, Sir David Attenborough has said in a strongly worded warning to policymakers that time is running out to save the natural world from extinction.

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Guest post: The UK’s carbon footprint is at its lowest level for 20 years

This analysis is in line with the official approach to carbon accounting and is a good indicator of progress, but it only considers CO2 released within the UK. The country also trades goods and services with the rest of the world that require energy to produce, emitting CO2 in the process.

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