Young activists from Portugal have filed the first climate change case at the European court of human rights in Strasbourg, demanding 33 countries make more ambitious emissions cuts to safeguard their future physical and mental well-being.
Storebrand, a Norwegian asset manager, divested from miner Rio Tinto, as well as US oil giants ExxonMobil and Chevron, as part of a new climate policy targeting companies that use their political clout to block green policies.
Some initiatives taken by the government which enabled the country to achieve this milestone include 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Programme, Clean Green Pakistan Initiative, Clean Green Pakistan Index, and Protected Areas Initiative.
A new alliance of climate research groups called the Climate TRACE Coalition has launched an effort to make real-time carbon emissions tracking a reality. They’re aiming to have it ready for COP26 in November 2021.
Greta Thunberg has launched an open letter signed by thousands of activists and celebrities, and hundreds of scientists demanding global leaders take measurable, immediate action to genuinely tackle the climate crisis.
A majority of Americans continue to say they see the effects of climate change in their own communities and believe that the federal government falls short in its efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center.
226 of South Korea’s 228 local government declared a climate emergency earlier this month. The South Korean towns, cities, and districts join local governments from more than 30 countries around the world in doing so.
The lawsuit, filed in state court, alleges violations of state laws pertaining to consumer fraud, deceptive trade practices, and false advertising. Minnesota attorney general Keith Ellison says the companies devised plans to deceive the public about climate change science.
226 local government leaders across South Korea have declared a climate emergency. Their declaration emphasizes the roles and responsibilities local governments have in tackling climate change, noting that local governments are the ones who often make the first move in response to climate change impacts.
Amazon will launch a $2 billion venture capital fund to back companies developing “sustainable and decarbonizing technologies.” The fund is a part of Amazon’s Climate Pledge wherein the company committed to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement by 2040.