Climate Change

UN Climate Action Summit missed a key ingredient: climate action

Nicholas Beuret, University of Essex for The Conversation A summer of civil unrest. A global climate strike bringing millions of people to the streets. A stark warning from scientists that climate breakdown is accelerating, and that we must triple our…

Make Your Mark For Peace. Final Declaration Of The 17th Nobel Peace Summit

DECLARATION OF THE XVIITH SUMMIT OF NOBEL PEACE LAUREATES MAKE YOUR MARK FOR PEACE We, the Nobel Peace Laureates and Peace Laureate Organisations, gathered at the XVIIth World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates from 19 – 22 September 2019, wish…

‘How dare you’: Greta Thunberg’s powerful speech to the UN

By Countercurrents Collective Greta Thunberg, the young climate crisis activist on Monday opened the United Nations Climate Action Summit with an angry condemnation of world leaders for failing to take strong measures to combat climate crisis – “How dare you,” she…

Greta Thunberg and Artemisa Xakriabá, two young girls, one message.

How Dare You! Greta Thunberg Slams World’s Focus on Economic “Fairy Tales” While Ecosystems Collapse Picture: Democracy Now! At the New York Climate Summit: “This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on…

Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony Marks UN International Day of Peace at DLSMHSI

“May peace prevail on earth!” On the occasion of the UN International Day of Peace and to celebrate the 13th International Lasallian Days for Peace, peace advocates from different faiths and organizations, students and educators gathered to hold a Peace Pole…

Nuclear weapons and climate change

Life on Earth faces two existential threats: the climate crisis and nuclear weapons. Both threats are closely linked and mutually reinforcing. With the world in flames, the climate crisis is, even for its fiercest deniers, impossible to ignore. However, the…

The UN banking principles are welcome – but do they go far enough to stop climate destruction?

If the Principles for Responsible Banking are to live up to their name, they must not allow banks to profit from climate breakdown. Johan Frijns for openDemocracy 21 September 2019 With collective assets totalling $47 trillion, 130 banks, including a…

Greta Thunberg: “Change is Coming, Whether You Like It or Not”

Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has sparked a global movement with her “school strike for the climate.” Last year, she started skipping school on Fridays to stand outside the Swedish parliament demanding climate action. Since then, she has inspired…

The climate strikes are about so much more than green colonialism

Solutions to the environmental crisis won’t come in the shape of a battery – they come in the shape of justice, reparations and equity. Asad Rehman for openDemocracy 20 September 2019 The past year has seen an unprecedented upsurge in…

The world is changing thanks to the youth

New York City today, manifestations against the ineficient policies to stop climate crisis. Mainly young people. The pictures are by Rosita Ergas:

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