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In ‘Strongest’ Climate Ruling Yet, Dutch Court Orders Leaders to Take Action

December 20, 2019

By John Schwartz

The Supreme Court of the Netherlands on Friday ordered the government to cut the nation's greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent from 1990 levels by the end of 2020. It was the first time a nation has been required by its courts to take action against climate change.

... the decision was groundbreaking. There have been 1,442 climate lawsuits around the world!!

Climate, Nature, and our 1.5 degrees Celsius Future Report

By WWF International

 

The report outlines the urgent need for countries to work with cities and businesses towards a 'just transition' in the face of increasing pressures from a warming world. Strong leadership and immediate action is required to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius to halt climate change in its tracks.

UN Climate Action Summit 2019

By the United Nations

The impacts of climate change are being felt everywhere and are having very real consequences on people’s lives. The latest analysis shows that if we act now, we can reduce carbon emissions within 12 years and hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C and even, as asked by the latest science, to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres is calling on all leaders to come to New York on 23 September with concrete, realistic plans to enhance their nationally determined contributions by 2020, in line with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent over the next decade, and to net zero emissions by 2050.

Students From 1,600 Cities Just Walked Out of School to Protest Climate Change. It Could Be Greta Thunberg's Biggest Strike Yet

May 24, 2019

By Suyin Hanes

Hundreds of thousands of students around the world walked out of their schools and colleges Friday in the latest in a series of strikes urging action to address the climate crisis. According to event organizers Fridays for Future, over 1664 cities across 125 countries registered strike actions, with more expected to report turnouts in the coming days.

What Is the Green New Deal? A Climate Proposal, Explained

February 21, 2019

By Lisa Friedman

The Green New Deal is a congressional resolution that lays out a grand plan for tackling climate change.
 

Introduced by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Senator Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, the proposal calls on the federal government to wean the United States from fossil fuels and curb planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions across the economy. It also aims to guarantee new high-paying jobs in clean energy industries.

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