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Tell the government to act on the climate, not expand airports

The government is consulting on its aviation strategy up to 2050 - and it's not good news for the planet. The consultation ends Thursday 20 June (11.45pm)

They claim that the aviation sector can grow to meet rapidly increasing demand, but there's nothing to worry about as this will be 'sustainable growth'....

Unfortunately, sustainable aviation growth is an imaginary concept. In this climate emergency, the only solutions are those focus on reducing demand. Fiddling the figures and pretending everything will be ok is not an option. Can you spare 10 minutes to tell the government this?

Thousands turn out to protest Trump's state visit

The Campaign against Climate Change has joined tens of thousands on Tuesday 4th June to protest against Donald Trump's state visit to the UK. We marched alongside youth strikers, allies from Friends of the Earth and many more. The message was clear - Trump's policy of withdrawal from the Paris climate deal, his fossil fuel cronyism and his attempts to dismantle all US climate action are not just unacceptable but criminal. We stand with those who resist.

Theresa May’s decision to press ahead with a visit from US President Donald Trump ignored the views of millions of British people who believe racism, Islamophobia, antisemitism, sexism, misogyny, homophobia, war-mongering, climate change denial, attacks on human rights and policies that will deepen poverty and inequality should not be celebrated by our government.

Youth urge IMO to act now to cut shipping emissions

UPDATE:

Despite pressure from campaigners, which was strongly felt within the negotiation, the 'usual suspects' delay, yet again, the commitment to cut down carbon emission in shipping. The decision whether to regulate ships speed is on hold until next year. Read more here

At the UN International Maritime Organization negotiations behind closed doors about global shipping emissions were opened up to the voice of the youth climate strike movement! The video above includes some of Noga Levy-Rapoport’s speech as delivered to delegates, with clips of protest actions outside. Text of Noga's speech below.

Every one of the delegates from around the world also received a gift of a paper boat made by children with a message asking them to act on the climate emergency. Most came from local children but we also received boats from as far away as Bali, and young people in Fiji sent a solidarity message (pictures below)

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