“World leaders must prove that they listened to climate activists” – Greta Tunberg

“World leaders must prove that they listened to climate activists” – Greta Tunberg

World leaders must prove that they have listened to young climate activists after a year of protests has not led to any progress in the reduction of greenhouse emissions, leading activist Greta Thunberg said on Monday (5 August). World leaders have an opportunity at the climate summit in September in New York to address the “ecological emergency”, said the Swedish teenager, who will attend the UN talks, crossing the Atlantic by boat. Some 450 activists from 38 European countries brought their #FridaysforFuture movement to the Swiss city of Lausanne, calling…

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NGO to rescue migrants challenged European states

NGO to rescue migrants challenged European states

A Spanish charity that saved 121 migrants in the Mediterranean last week vowed Monday (5 August) to continue sea rescue operations, the latest NGO to defy moves by European nations to shut down a route exploited by trafficking gangs. Proactiva Open Arms founder Oscar Camps called on EU members to take in the 121 people his ship rescued last week off the coast of Libya, including two babies and another 30 minors, who need “medical and psychiatric assistance.” “We will continue until the European Union changes its migration policy,” Camps…

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