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Major Win For Impossible Foods As U.N. Climate Leader Christiana Figueres Joins Board

4 Mins Read Renowned climate expert and international diplomat Christiana Figueres, who formerly led the U.N. Paris agreement talks, has joined Impossible Foods as its newest board member. With her decades of experience in climate change policy and sustainable development, Figueres will help guide the food tech on its environmental mission.  Impossible Foods has announced that Christiana Figueres, […]

U.S. To Rejoin Paris Agreement & Host World Climate Summit Next Year

3 Mins Read The U.S. will be rejoining the Paris agreement and hold a climate summit early next year, within 100 days of president-elect Joe Biden taking office, a commitment largely seen as a much-needed boost to reinvigorate global efforts to combat the climate crisis. Biden’s announcement comes shortly after the virtual Climate Ambition Summit took place over […]

Hong Kong Pledges To Reach Net-Zero By 2050, But No Sign Of Climate Plan

5 Mins Read Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam has vowed that the city will achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 in her annual policy address. The goal, which comes shortly after Beijing set its timeline for 2060, came with no concrete strategy to slash the city’s emissions, with environmentalists pointing out that Lam’s focus on the land-reclamation plan […]

South Korea Becomes Latest Asian Nation To Make Net-Zero By 2050 Pledge

3 Mins Read South Korea has committed to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, after a number of other Asian states made similar pledges to step up efforts to fight the climate crisis. To achieve its goal, the country will have to make dramatic changes to its heavily fossil fuel dependent economy and make significant investments into renewable energy […]

Climate Finance Increasing Debt In Poorer Nations, Oxfam Report Finds

3 Mins Read The real value of support provided by developed countries to help poorer nations respond to the climate crisis is far lower than what has been reported, according to a new Oxfam report. It finds that the real figure could be as low as a third of the amount donors stated, and that because the financing […]

Youth Climate Activists Have Your Attention — Now They Want Action

5 Mins Read By: Colleen Hagerty A photo of a girl in a hoodie, skipping school to sit in front of a government building in Sweden with a no-frills sign: “Skolstrejk för Klimatet” or “School Strike for Climate”; a video of dozens of young people clustered together in U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, some being escorted out by police; countless images, […]

150 Public Figures Defend Extinction Rebellion Against ‘Organised Crime Group’ Classification

3 Mins Read More than 150 public figures, including actors Stephen Fry and Mark Rylance, have stood behind Extinction Rebellion against the U.K. government’s moves to classify the activist organisation as an “organised crime group”. In a letter, the government is criticised for attempting to scapegoat the protesters and is taking the spotlight away from the urgent need […]

IKEA Parent Ingka Ramps Up Investments To Become ‘Climate Positive’ By 2030

3 Mins Read Ingka Group, the owner of the largest share of IKEA stores, has announced an increase in sustainability investments by €600 million (US$712 million) over the next 12 months in order to reach climate positive status throughout its value chain by 2030. The plan involves spending on clean energy solutions, funding innovative startups and making its […]

Gen Z Climate Activists Garner Millions Of ‘Biodiversity’ Views On TikTok

3 Mins Read Millennials and Gen Zs are well known for their climate activism, from participating in high-profile Extinction Rebellion protests to leading global student strikes. Now, the younger generation are using the popular social media platform TikTok to raise awareness of the plight of our planet, with hashtags such as “biodiversity” garnering as many as 12.6 million […]

Greta Thunberg Goes Back To School After A Year Of Climate Activism

2 Mins Read Greta Thunberg, the teenage climate activist who spearheaded the Fridays for Future global student climate strikes, has returned to school after her “gap year” of campaigning. Over the past year, the 17-year-old has been the face of the youth climate movement and travelled the world by boat to spread the message on the climate emergency.  […]

Ocean Rebellion Campaigners Launch Protest Against Luxury Cruise Liner

3 Mins Read Climate resistance group Ocean Rebellion, an ally of Extinction Rebellion, has launched a protest projecting messages onto the hull of a luxury cruise vessel in Falmouth, Cornwall in the United Kingdom. The protest aims to raise awareness and highlight the environmental devastation caused by the cruise industry.  Described as the “sea-faring sister” of climate action […]

20 Things To Know About Howey Ou, China’s Only Teenage Climate Striker

7 Mins Read Meet Howey Ou, the 17-year-old girl who is the only teenage climate striker in China (there are other activists, but Ou is the only public striker). Every Friday, Howey takes to the streets to publicly demand the Chinese government to take climate action and lower emissions in order to avert a climate catastrophe. Since she […]

Denmark Passes Green Law That Could Make Climate Inaction Illegal

3 Mins Read Danish lawmakers have passed a landmark climate agreement that ensures the country will cut its carbon emissions by 70% from 1990 levels over the next decade. The deal was supported across party lines in a move the Danish Climate Ministry described as proof that “climate action and economic reconstruction go hand in hand” as the […]