This is unique – let’s seize the moment

On March 15th 2019 1.6 million school children took to the streets to demand climate action. It was an unprecedented moment in the history of climate change activism; building on decades of awareness raising and fighting climate change. Across the globe, action on climate change is accelerating at a tremendous pace;  from Extinction Rebellion’s week long blockade…

As UN climate talks begin: The Global Climate Movement rises

The UN climate talks (COP23) open today in Bonn against a backdrop that is as mixed as ever – on the one hand, we have grim news depicting wars, famines, poverty, financial instabilities, terrorist attacks, the rise of extremism (in political spheres and elsewhere) and the resulting forced mass migration, to name just a few…

Thousands march in Bonn calling for an end to coal now

Tomorrow the UN Climate Talks are set to begin in Bonn. Over the weekend Germany held its largest climate march ever with tens of thousands marching the streets demanding an end to coal. Leading the front were the Pacific Climate Warriors calling on world leaders to keep fossil fuels in the ground.   Originally published by…

The Global Movement To Divest From Fossil Fuels Is Unstoppable

Climate impacts are taking us into uncharted territory. Over the past 10 days the pressure to break ties with the fossil fuel industry has never been greater, as thousands of people attended over 260 events in 45 countries on six continents during the Global Divestment Mobilisation (GDM), demanding institutions divest from fossil fuels. At a…

Divestment from fossil fuels is key to a sustainable, cleaner economy

This week, people all over the world are taking action to divest their institutions from fossil fuels. Hoda Baraka explains why. It is official: data from the UK Met Office, NASA and NOAA demonstrate beyond doubt that 2016 was the warmest year on record. Climate impacts are taking us into uncharted territory while affecting the planet’s most vulnerable people. This is happening…

The Global Climate Movement is More Powerful than Trump

As the Marrakesh Climate Talks come to an end, there is no denying that the global political landscape has changed with Donald Trump’s election win. But the global climate community remains steadfast. As people from every continent who have spent our lives working for social justice, climate action, and a better future for all, we…