As a wave of public consciousness concerning the environment sweeps across Europe, African cities are hoping this will translate into greater equality when it comes to fighting climate change. One of those people calling for a fairer fight is the mayor of Accra, in Ghana.
The salt farmers of Hon Khoi rise before dawn as they have for generations, fanning out across shallow seawater pools in southern Vietnam to harvest the precious mineral, hoping for a better season than the last.
Of the thousands of people who blocked central London to demand action on climate change at the Extinction Rebellion protests last month, it was 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg who stood out as the movement’s figurehead.
The draft Irish government plan on responding to a warming world that potentially poses an existential threat to humanity sets out its ambition succinctly: “To make Ireland a leader in responding to climate disruption”.
Governments around the world must introduce carbon taxes, halt plans for new coal plants and accelerate the closure of existing ones if damage to the Pacific from climate change is to be limited, the UN secretary general has told Pacific leaders on his first visit to the region.
Thousands of environmental activists paralyzed parts of central London on Monday by blocking Marble Arch, Oxford Circus and Waterloo Bridge in a bid to force the government to do more to tackle climate change.