Guardian Climate Change

  • by Lee van der Voo in Oregon
    Young demonstrators aim to make the climate crisis a central issue of the presidential campaignOrganizers in the youth climate movement plan an avalanche of activities beginning next week, determined to make the future of the climate the major issue of the 2020 election.Capitalizing on turnout in the September climate strikes, when 6 million people worldwide […]
  • by Kenya Evelyn
    Associated Press says Vanessa Nakate was excised from image, which also featured Greta Thunberg, ‘purely on composition grounds’Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate has called out racism in media after she was cropped out of a photo featuring prominent climate activists including Greta Thunberg, Loukina Tille, Luisa Neubauer and Isabelle Axelsson.Nakate made the comment in a […]
  • by Payal Parekh
    It’s time to turn away from the World Economic Forum and its mass-polluting ‘affiliates’. We need new, radical solutions• Payal Parekh is an international climate activistThis week, among the private chalets and deep snow of Davos, the world’s leading politicians and businesspeople have been spending their time at the World Economic Forum (WEF), and they’ve […]
  • by Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent
    Experts call for sweeping policy changes and warn against Heathrow expansionExpanding Heathrow airport is unlikely to be compatible with the UK’s target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, leading scientists have said, adding that government policies are lacking in many other key areas from home insulation and transport to carbon capturing.Achieving the net zero […]
  • by Graeme Wearden in Davos
    Activist says calls to break from fossil fuels have been ignored at World Economic ForumGreta Thunberg has criticised world and business leaders for ignoring calls to break away from fossil fuels, as young people protested in Davos over the climate emergency.Speaking on the final day of the World Economic Forum, the 17-year old climate campaigner […]
  • by Larry Elliott in Davos
    Climate crisis, Greta Thunberg and Trump were at core of 50th World Economic Forum Since 1971, politicians, business leaders, academics, journalists and representatives of civil society have been travelling to the Swiss ski resort of Davos, the town immortalised by Thomas Mann in his novel The Magic Mountain.The meeting – described as the place where […]
  • by Oliver Wainwright
    Damning assessment by group of leading architects and engineers describes government plan as ‘a step backwards’Proposed changes to building regulations in England and Wales are likely to make buildings less energy efficient not more, a group of leading architects and engineers has warned.In a damning assessment of proposals to reform Part L of the Building […]
  • by Larry Elliott in Davos
    US Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin downplay risks posed by climate emergencyThe US and Europe have clashed over the threat posed by global heating as Donald Trump’s finance minister downplayed the risks of a climate crisis during the final session of the World Economic Forum in Davos.Steve Mnuchin, the US Treasury secretary, said the debate should […]
  • by Harriet Sherwood
    General Synod to debate motion that could radically change energy use in church buildingsThe Church of England is expected to take steps to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2045, including making radical changes to the way it heats its 40,000 buildings, among them vast medieval cathedrals.There could be heated cushions in pews aimed at […]
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    Greta Thunberg says the World Economic Forum has completely ignored the climate movement’s demands on fossil fuel divestment this week. The 17-year-old activist also said that Steven Mnuchin’s comments that she should go to college and study economics had 'no effect' on her Continue reading…