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College local weather strikers be part of Valentine’s Day protests throughout...

Striking students have joined Valentine’s Day rallies across the world as the protest movement attempts to ratchet up pressure on governments and companies before crunch UN climate talks in Glasgow later this year. In London, the young demonstrators held banners proclaiming “Roses are red, violets are blue, our Earth is burning and soon we will…

6 patterns that will form the future of humanitarian action

We asked leading humanitarians and development analysts, climate change experts, political scientists, economists,military analysts, entrepreneurs and health specialists* to outline emerging global challenges that will shape the future of humanitarian action. Here are some of their insights — combined with trends highlighted in OCHA’s 2020 Global Humanitarian Overview. 1. Inequality will lead to pockets of entrenched vulnerability…

Universities divesting from nonrenewable fuel sources have actually made history, however...

Today the student movement made history by announcing that more than half of UK universities have committed to divest from fossil fuel companies. Since 2012, students have campaigned to marginalise companies like Shell and BP which profit from climate breakdown. The campaign, supported by the National Union of Students,People & Planet and Students Organising for…

Secret Takeaways from the UN Environment Conference

The world takes on one of the most pressing issues of our time — the climate emergency — at COP25 in Madrid, Spain The following is a guest post by Dan Shepard, UN Communications Officer and Climate Communications Expert The Climate Conference in Madrid — COP25 — was an important opportunity for the world to develop solutions for addressing the climate emergency. While the…

One year to conserve the world: an easy guide to combating...

The impact of the climate crisis is all too visible. Bushfires have killed more than 20 people in south-eastern Australia and forced thousands more to flee their homes. Floods and storms have left hundreds dead and many more destitute in Argentina, Uruguay, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi. And in the UK, record temperatures were seen last…

Boris beware: trainees are upset and we’re all set to vote...

If 1.3 million under-34s voting in 2017 was a “youthquake”, what would you call the 2.6 million registering this time around? The surge in youth and student voter registrations is no accident. Students and their unions have been working tirelessly for months: we started registering students during freshers’ week because we were determined to be…

Beware, Boris Johnson: trainees are mad and we’re all set to...

If 1.3 million under-34s voting in 2017 was a “youthquake”, what would you call the 2.6 million registering this time around? The surge in youth and student voter registrations is no accident. Students and their unions have been working tirelessly for months: we started registering students during freshers’ week because we were determined to be…

Numerous countless trainees sign up with international environment strikes

Hundreds of thousands of young people have taken to the streets from Manila to Copenhagen as part of the latest student climate strikes to demand radical action on the unfolding ecological emergency. School and university students around the world walked out of lessons on Friday with large turnouts in Madrid, where world leaders will gather…

Harvard and Yale trainees interrupt football video game for nonrenewable fuel...

Students and alumni from Harvard and Yale disrupted the annual football game between the two elite universities on Saturday, occupying the field in New Haven, Connecticut, at half-time and demanding the colleges divest from investment in fossil fuels. More than 200 protesters stalled the high-profile game for around an hour, many chanting: “Hey Hey! Ho…

Trainees implicate Cambridge university of ‘greenwashing’ ties with oil companies

Student activists at Cambridge have accused the university of attempting to greenwash its relationship with oil and gas firms by stealing their group’s name for a project led by an academic linked to the fossil fuel industry. Cambridge University is to launch its Cambridge Zero initiative at an event in London next week. The project’s…

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