News in: Climate Protection

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ShowYourBudgets Tracks the World's Carbon Budget and Offers Visual Tools for Climate Action

Our "global carbon budget" is the estimate of how much CO2 humanity can release into the atmosphere and still be able to keep global warming under safe levels. A new website has turned that budget into a set of clear and comprehensible graphs that can be shared, distributed and used as a persuasive tool for political action - making it as easy as possible for the general public and the media to hold their governments to account. Read on

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"Read, get informed and have empathy!" - Interview with Argentinian Activist Jennifer Villarroel

Land, water and air pollution, floods, deforestation and droughts. Where Jennifer Villarroel comes from in Argentina, these are all issues that she has witnessed first hand ever since she was a child. And they're a big reason why now she's calling upon the government - and the global community - to wake up and take action to protect our planet. We talk to her to find out more. Read on

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What's the Real Climate Impact of Eco-Friendly Meat Alternatives?

Global levels of meat consumption are still extremely high, putting pressure on other resources such as land and water and playing a significant role in increasing carbon emissions. A study by the German Environment Agency has taken a closer look at different meat alternatives that could lighten that load. Read on

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"I believe we are strong enough to change how politics is done." - Interview with Brazilian Activist Abel Rodrigues

Brazil, once a global leader when it came to positive action on climate change, is, under its current leadership, increasingly turning into a danger instead. The work being done by environmental defenders from Brazil is more challenging - and more necessary - than ever before. In this interview we talk to one of them, Abel Rodrigues, about his fight. Read on

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"The climate movement isn't about individuals, it's about unity." - Interview With Senegalese Activist Maureen Damen

What's it like to be a Fridays for Future activist in a country where striking for the climate isn't really "a thing"? In this interview we talk to 16-year-old climate activist Maureen Damen about her experiences as an environmental activist and diversity advocate, and the optimism she feels about people coming together to fight for a common goal. Read on