Giant puppet represents refugee children at COP26

Yesterday, Little Amal finally arrived at COP26 in Glasgow, just in time to lead a plenary session with Samoan activist Brianna Fruean on Gender Day. Little Amal arrived on foot, matching a giant doll depicting a nine-year-old Syrian refugee. Like many refugees, the doll has come a long way — 4,970 miles after leaving Gaziantep, … Read more

At COP26, Indigenous activists are fighting to be heard

At COP26 in Glasgow, activists and experts are seeking to be heard and their issues addressed. However, many reasons are ignored. Ruth Miller, director of climate justice for the Indigenous Movement, an Alaska-based grassroots group representing the Miller Aboriginal community, teamed up with eight other young people representing Indigenous groups to advance their agenda at … Read more

We need to talk about farming, agriculture and emissions

Many vegetarian activists claim that leaders at COP26 do not pay enough attention to methane emissions from agriculture. They say a global change in diet toward vegetarians could help slow climate change. Continue reading below Our featured videos Animal agriculture contributes about 20% to human-caused climate change. The need for pasture also leads to deforestation. … Read more

Australia’s climate policy ranks last out of 60 countries

Australia’s policies in response to climate change are ranked last according to an assessment released during the COP26 World Summit in Glasgow. The Climate Change Performance Index ranks 60 countries that contribute up to 92% of global carbon dioxide emissions. Among the countries ranked, Australia ranked 54th in energy use, 52nd in renewable energy, and … Read more

7 countries vow to end new oil and gas exploration

Yesterday at COP26, seven countries and one Canadian province joined the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance. BOGA members have committed to halting oil and gas exploration and production. Continue reading below Our featured videos With none of the seven countries being a major oil or gas producer, the pledge appears more symbolic than practical to … Read more

Scotland’s plastic ban may fail due to UK’s internal strife

The Scottish government has announced that it will ban the sale of plastic straws, cutlery and food packaging made of polystyrene next year. This is part of a larger plan to reduce plastic waste and reduce pollution. The ban will include all polystyrene food packaging containers and their lids, as well as balloon sticks, plates, … Read more