World Germany: Pro-climate protesters call on the future Government
The AP Interview: James Shaw wants climate talks to deliver
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has shown that humans are very good at responding to an immediate crisis, says New Zealand's Climate Change Minister James Shaw. But when it comes to dealing with a slower-moving threat like climate change, he says, we're “terribly bad.” Shaw spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday ahead of a key climate summit that starts in Glasgow, Scotland, on Oct. 31. Many environmentalists say the U.N. summit, known as COP26, represents the world's final chance to avert a climate catastrophe.
Thousands of young activists for the climate Gathered Friday in the center of Berlin to put pressure on the government that will succeed the Coalition of Angela Merkel, so that it takes strong measures against climate change.
The "Fridays for Future" movement had called for this march between the Brandenburg Gate and the government district, one month after the legislative elections of September 26.
brandishing pancarts such as "Make love, no CO2" or "The snow must continue", the protesters chant "our future is not a subject of negotiations!" - Referring to the talks currently underway to form the next coalition.
Equilibrium/Sustainability — Presented by Altria — Hot mic catches Queen criticizing 'irritating' climate inaction
Today is Friday. Welcome to Equilibrium, a newsletter that tracks the growing global battle over the future of sustainability. Subscribe here: thehill.com/newsletter-signup. A livestream caught Queen Elizabeth II calling out world leaders' lackluster commitments to both the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) and the global climate crisis as a whole, The Guardian reported.Speaking of the event - which Chinese President Xi Jinping will not attend in person and Russian President Vladimir Putin has not yet committed to, according to Reuters.
The Social Democrats, the winners of the elections, strive to set up an alliance with the ecologists and the Liberal FDP party, with the aim of installing by the beginning of December a new government led by the centrist Olaf Scholz (SPD )
Last week, the parties unveiled a preliminary agreement which includes carbon neutrality by 2045 and an accelerated exit of coal by 2030.
but for the spokesman for Fridays for Future in Germany, Luisa Neubauer, The measures envisaged are "insufficient" to respect Berlin's international commitments in terms of emission reduction, after years of disappointing shares from Merkel governments.
The movement requests that the exit target of coal in 2030 becomes Legally binding and that the powerful German automotive industry ceases by 2025 to build vehicles with engines burn fossil fuels.
Friday, the protesters have been particularly frustrated by the fact that the Liberals have torpedo a proposal to introduce a speed limitation on the highways of the country. They hue the name of the leader of the FDP, Christian Lindner.
"It's something that would only cost anything and that would make a big difference," la la lana ten, 23 years old, architectural student in Dresden, who went to the capital for the rally. Her friend Celine Schneider, a law student, implored the greens of "do not let himself be" in the negotiations with their partners.
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John Kerry Is Bringing America Back Into the Climate Fight .
John Kerry Is Bringing America Back Into the Climate FightAs tourists on the other side of the patio snap photos of Mount Vesuvius looming in the background, Kerry is warning about the fate of human life on earth. Kerry, 77, has been on the public stage for decades as a Senator, presidential candidate and U.S. Secretary of State and, on paper, his latest role representing the U.S. as President Biden’s climate envoy may look like a demotion. But Kerry rejects any question about why he’s taken this role. The fate of civilization is on the line, and he will do anything he can to help. “I’ve fought around war and peace, and that was life and death.