The latest updates on the strikes and events being held around the world for the global day of climate action on 25 September.
Paris Agreement signing ceremony, Leonardo DiCaprio gives yet another heart-felt speech on climate change
On 22 April, 175 countries signed the historic Paris Agreement aimed at keeping the global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius by 2020. Here’s what Leonardo DiCaprio said.
For those who already know him, DiCaprio has most probably prepared the speech he delivered on 22 April at United Nations headquarters in New York before the 175 delegates who signed the Paris Agreement reached in December more attentively than his Oscar acceptance speech. DiCaprio addressed the world leaders: “You are the last, best hope of Earth. We ask you to protect it. Or we, and all living things we cherish, are history”.
His intervention was long applauded by delegates who now have to show their will to carry out the energy transition, quitting fossil fuels for renewable energies.
Salman Khairalla is an Iraqi activist who’s been fighting to protect his country’s marshes, a key water resource, since 2007.
Tulasi Gowda is known as the goddess or encyclopaedia of the forest for her ability to extract seeds from mother trees and regenerate plant species.
Mohammed Reza Sahib, who fights for the right to water as a public good, has contributed to halting the privatisation of this resource in Indonesia.
He’s been fighting for solutions to India’s water crisis for a long time. Environmentalist and water defender Rajendra Singh tells us his story.
Moha Tawja is an activist fighting for the right to water in Morocco. The water defender tells us about the damage caused by the mining industry.
Tulasi Gowda, walking barefoot through the plantations, can discern the state of budding plants by just touching them lightly.
Greta Thunberg asks leaders to do more for our climate in a podcast written during lockdown: the pandemic has taught us how to face a global emergency, she says.
Black Lives Matter spokesperson Trahern Crews tells us about Minneapolis, the US city that has become a symbol of racism, police brutality and inequality.