Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Tag: youth climate activists

Youth challenge 32 European nations in ‘truly historic’ climate trial

Lawyers representing six Portuguese young people said the youth were being discriminated against by state inaction in cutting greenhouse gas emissions, the effects of which have been “foreseeable for decades.” 

Montana’s narrow defense in youth climate trial was devoid of climate...

Last week, some of Montana’s foremost climate scientists and ecologists testified in the historic trial, in support of the plaintiffs’ claims.

Historic first US youth climate change trial starts in Montana

They argue are destroying the environment, making the climate crisis worse and robbing them and other young residents of their futures.

‘Blah, blah, blah’: Youth climate activists slam political inaction at UN...

The protest came at the end of a three-day youth climate conference, ahead of the United Nations’ COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

Youth demand action on nature, following IUCN’s first-ever global youth summit

“So we linked our demands to our own actions through our ‘Your Promise, Our Future’ campaign and are showing world leaders what we are doing for the world and then asking them what they are going to do for us and our future.”

Youth demand US action on climate-induced loss and damage in global...

"We are a generation that doesn't want only to blame; we want to influence concrete change on the political, community, and society level."

Youth climate activists change legal strategy

They will ask the court to rule the U.S. energy system violates their constitutional rights to due process and equal protection under the law, and to order the U.S. government to establish a plan to transition off of fossil fuels.

Youth climate activists will not stop fighting their climate case –...

“The 9th Circuit has deprived people in that Circuit the ability to seek a resolution of a real controversy with their government.”

Australian teens bring class action climate lawsuit to stop coal mine...

“I believe that the government has a duty to young people to protect our futures from the impacts of climate change, including stopping the impact of the Vickery Extension Project.”

Stories from the youth climate movement in the Global South

Young people who had mobilized for the climate across the world in 2019 were right: Much environmental damage is the result of human action, and as such, can also be reversed through human initiative.

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As legal challenges threaten President Biden’s student debt relief efforts, the administration pauses payments for millions, sparking reactions from advocates and opponents alike.

Escalation in Yemen: Israeli airstrikes and Houthi retaliations deepen regional conflict

A new front emerges in the Middle East as Israeli airstrikes target Yemen’s Hodeidah port following Houthi drone attacks on Tel Aviv, raising concerns of a broader regional conflict.

Who’s a bigger threat to democracy—immigrants, or billionaires?

Don’t be distracted by the anti-immigrant rhetoric this election. The real impact on democracy comes from moneyed elites.