climate education

New Zealand releases its first national plan to protect against climate-driven disasters

Climate minister says the aim is to equip people ‘so that when climate events occur their lives can continue’ New Zealand has released its first national plan to prepare for the floods, fires and rising seas it expects to be unleashed by the climate crisis in the coming years. Climate minister James Shaw, releasing the …

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Pacific leaders welcome Australia’s ‘renewed commitment’ to climate change

Albanese hails Pacific Island Leaders Forum a success but Fiji’s prime minister says Australia must end its ‘fossil fuel addiction’ Pacific leaders have welcomed Australia’s “renewed commitment” on climate change and interest in co-hosting a United Nations climate summit with Pacific nations, as Anthony Albanese heralds a successful reset of relationships in the region. At …

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Cop27 summit must focus on how world will adapt to climate change, says UN envoy

Mahmoud Mohieldin tells Sydney audience Egypt talks will need to get from ‘summits to solutions’ amid increasing wild weather Mahmoud Mohieldin, the United Nations climate change high-level champion for Egypt, says November’s Cop27 summit must focus on adapting to life in a changing climate and grapple with finance for loss and damage given the increasing …

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Greta Thunberg delivers a climate warning at Glastonbury

Greta Thunberg has made a surprise appearance at Glastonbury, to warn of the dangers of climate change. The earth’s biosphere is “not just changing, it is destabilising, it is breaking down,” the 19-year-old told festival-goers from the Pyramid Stage. She criticised world leaders for “creating loopholes” to protect firms whose emissions cause climate change. “That …

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Climate club: How Germany hopes to keep G7 leaders’ focus on the environment

The club could be joined for nations that want to speed ahead with tackling emissions, in the hope it will encourage others to do the same. Germany is hosting this year’s meeting of G7 leaders in the Bavarian resort of Elmau, and it wants to keep the focus on the environment. Before the invasion of …

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Pupils turn to social media over lack of climate change education

Parents show strong support for climate change in polling but pupils and teachers say the topic can be a ‘tick box’ exercise. Most parents think that children should be taught about climate change in school, but teachers and pupils say the issue is not covered enough in schools – with students resorting to finding their …

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