Three people putting the protection of the planet before themselves. Three powerful stories from Latin America, the deadliest region for environmental activists.
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.
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Influential scientist, activist and author Vandana Shiva fights to protect biological and cultural diversity, and against GMOs.
Kimiko Hirata has blocked 13 new coal plants in Japan, but she hasn’t done it alone. The 2021 Goldman Prize winner tells us about her movement.
The Goldman Environmental Prize, the “green Nobel Prize”, is awarded annually to extraordinary activists fighting for the well-being of the planet.
We talk to Shaama Sandooyea, activist and marine biologist from Mauritius onboard Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise ship in the heart of the Indian Ocean.
Arrested for supporting farmers. The alarming detention of Disha Ravi, a 22-year-old Indian activist at the fore of the Fridays for Future movement.
Water defender Eugene Simonov’s mission is to protect rivers and their biodiversity along the borders of Russia, China and Mongolia.
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