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There are no climate change sceptics here!
Sani Ayouba is from Niger and runs the local branch of an African youth climate activism network, JVE. In this guest blog, he talks about the challenges he faced growing up, his childhood dreams and the important work he’s engaged in today.
Could you go flight free for one year?
There’s no doubt that we’ll only address our environmental challenges by doing things less, and few things will raise your emissions so much as taking a flight.
Nature needs a helping hand
The Living Planet Report was jointly released today by WWF and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), revealing that on average wildlife populations have dropped 69% since 1970, a stark…
Human numbers soar, birds plummet
The fifth edition of BirdLife’s publication, State of the World’s Birds, was released last week. The report details the condition of the world’s bird populations, many of which face extinction…
Fighting floods, patriarchy and child marriage in Pakistan
An estimated 1,325 people have died in Pakistan’s floods, including 466 children. These are girls and boys whose dreams were cut short by a changing climate and communities who are…
THE CLIMATE CRISIS: ETHICAL POPULATION ACTION A KEY SOLUTION
In late June, Project Drawdown, the world-leading study of climate change solutions, published updated information on a range of solutions to reduce carbon emissions globally. Family planning and education, resulting…
WORLD POPULATION DAY 2022: CHANGE CHAMPIONS
To mark World Population Day 2022 on 11 July, we are giving awards to individuals and organisations across the globe for their progressive, effective and brave work promoting reproductive rights,…
Joan Kembabazi: girls’ education is key
At the beginning of June, Sweden hosted the Stockholm+50 conference, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. Joan Kembabazi, one of our Choice Ambassadors, attended…
One school, one tree at a time: climate campaigning in Uganda
Voted Environmentalist of Tomorrow by CNN in 2021, Nyombi Morris is a climate change activist from Uganda. With a mission to educate and inspire young people, he’s one of our…
Children at risk from overconsumption by the richest
A new report published last week assesses and ranks 39 wealthy countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and/or the European Union (EU) on how they are…