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'This is not a drill,' says Barcelona, declaring climate emergency

16 Jan 2020

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The city of Barcelona has declared a "climate emergency", setting a new target to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030 through more than 100 main measures that will also help residents adapt to the impacts of a warming planet.

'This is not a drill,' says Barcelona, declaring climate emergency

16 Jan 2020

BARCELONA, Jan 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The city of Barcelona has declared a "climate emergency", setting a new target to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030 through more than 100 main measures that will also help residents adapt to the impacts of a warming planet.

Climate champions Thunberg and Attenborough join forces to push for change

30 Dec 2019

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two titan climate campaigners, Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough, joined forces on Monday to push politicians and businesses to step up action on climate change after a year in which schoolchildren took to the world's streets in protest.

Climate champions Thunberg and Attenborough join forces to push for change

30 Dec 2019

BARCELONA, Dec 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two titan climate campaigners, Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough, joined forces on Monday to push politicians and businesses to step up action on climate change after a year in which schoolchildren took to the world's streets in protest.

Tears flow as politicians fail to dispel 'climate darkness'

24 Dec 2019

MADRID (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Standing before a captive audience at this month's climate change conference in Madrid after entertaining them with a dance in her traditional Pacific island costume, 21-year-old Tabita Kaitamakin Awira Awerika's smile turned to angry tears.

FEATURE-Tears flow as politicians fail to dispel 'climate darkness'

24 Dec 2019

MADRID, Dec 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Standing before a captive audience at this month's climate change conference in Madrid after entertaining them with a dance in her traditional Pacific island costume, 21-year-old Tabita Kaitamakin Awira Awerika's smile turned to angry tears.

Nigeria needs to 'be ready' for oil decline, says environment minister

19 Dec 2019

MADRID (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nigeria, Africa's largest oil-producing country, understands it will have little choice but to wean its economy off a reliance on fossil fuels as the world inches onto a low-carbon path, its environment minister said.

INTERVIEW-Nigeria needs to 'be ready' for oil decline, says environment minister

19 Dec 2019

MADRID, Dec 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nigeria, Africa's largest oil-producing country, understands it will have little choice but to wean its economy off a reliance on fossil fuels as the world inches onto a low-carbon path, its environment minister said.

Political heat is on for 2020 climate deadline after lukewarm Madrid talks

16 Dec 2019

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The unwillingness of some big carbon-emitting countries to clean up their act at this month's U.N. climate talks suggests Britain faces political heavy-lifting to make a success of next year's make-or-break summit in Scotland, analysts have warned.

ANALYSIS-Political heat is on for 2020 climate deadline after lukewarm Madrid talks

16 Dec 2019

BARCELONA, Dec 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The unwillingness of some big carbon-emitting countries to clean up their act at this month's U.N. climate talks suggests Britain faces political heavy-lifting to make a success of next year's make-or-break summit in Scotland, analysts have warned.

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