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Womens Climate Strike
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Gender and COP26: Why the climate summit should be on every feminist’s agenda

Alice Bah Kuhnke
Opinion by Alice Bah Kuhnke
Gender justice cannot be sidelined when debating the future of our planet. It’s time for governments and institutions to take note, and put gender equality at the heart of any viable strategies on climate and ecology.
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Climate Justice Now Protest Sign
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CLIMATE JUSTICE AT COP26? Why we need an intersectional approach to climate activism

The climate crisis is affecting some parts of the planet more than others. But especially those most affected people and areas are not represented adequately at the COP in Glasgow. Continue reading to find out why intersectionality and representation at COP26 matters.
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Let’s clean up finance in Glasgow

Bas Eickhout
Opinion by Bas Eickhout
Taking the Paris Agreement seriously means immediately stopping public and private finance for fossil fuel activities. Every cent spent on fossil fuel infrastructure hinders the transition towards a climate neutral economy and carries a major risk of becoming a stranded asset in the near future.
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The Future Is Happening Now. We can still fix it.

Pär Holmgren
Opinion by Pär Holmgren
As tens of thousands of people in every big city march for climate justice, world leaders, ministers and other political delegates are getting ready to pack their bags to attend the climate conference in Glasgow, COP26. Call on them to keep the 1.5° C target within reach
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Solar Panels School Project
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Just transition in the regions - how renewable energy can create jobs and benefit local communities

Niklas Nienass
Opinion by Niklas Nienass
Renewable energy sources create jobs and economic activity covering a much wider area than conventional energy industries. With clever regional policy, we can maximise the positive impact and create a just transition that serves local communities instead of big business.
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Women in a climate march/ CC0 hello-i-m-nik
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Get active for the climate this summer

Get active for the climate this summer: join us at a climate camp near you! Climate camps are used for nonviolent action for people to meet, train, exchange ideas and strategize for climate action.
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Short haul flights are a luxury the planet can’t afford

Ciarán Cuffe
Opinion by Ciarán Cuffe
Aviation is exempt from paying fuel tax and receives massive benefits in public funding, despite being the most polluting form of transport. It’s the fastest-growing source of greenhouse gases, in large part caused by unnecessary short-haul flights. It’s time to stop aviation’s preferential treatment and invest in sustainable travel, writ…
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The new European Climate Law breaks the EU’s Paris Agreement promises

Michael Bloss
Opinion by Michael Bloss
The compromise climate target in the EU Climate Law will not meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. We can’t endorse a climate law that breaks all our climate promises, writes Micha Bloss MEP, Greens/EFA negotiator on the European Climate Law.
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Climate Justice FFF / CC0 markus-spiske
Climate Justice FFF / CC0 markus-spiske
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How the Energy Charter Treaty is blocking the energy transition and causing climate injustice

The Energy Charter Treaty is blocking the energy transition and causing climate injustice. Sign the petition demanding EU Member States withdraw from it and to stop its expansion to other countries.
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Child holding a balloon during a climate march/ CC0 Mika Baumeister
Child holding a balloon during a climate march/ CC0 Mika Baumeister
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The case for a European Climate Change Council

Why we need a European Climate Change Council to ensure the European Climate Law works.