Thousands protest against G7 in Munich as leaders gather for summit

Demands include end to fossil fuels, preservation of biodiversity and greater social justice About 3,500 protesters have gathered in Munich as the G7 group of leading economic powers prepare to hold their annual gathering in the Bavarian Alps in Germany, which holds the rotating presidency this year. Police said earlier that they were expecting a …

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‘It keeps on going’: driving the world’s first production-ready solar car

Makers of the €250,000 Lightyear 0 hope to convince drivers it can be a viable climate-friendly alternative Winding past the ochre-coloured plateaux of the Bardenas Reales natural park in northern Spain, Roel Grooten nudged me to take my foot off the accelerator. The car continued to barrel down the open stretch of road, its speed …

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Foetus fronts legal challenge over emissions in South Korea

Lawyers representing 20-week-old foetus allege state is breaching rights of future generations A 20-week-old foetus is fronting a legal challenge in South Korea that argues the state is breaching the rights of future generations by not doing enough to cut national emissions. Parents and lawyers representing the foetus, as well as 61 babies and children …

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Australian farmers warn PM not to rush into Biden’s global methane pledge

National Farmers’ Federation says signing up to US push to limit emissions by 30% could be ‘calamitous’ and jeopardise global food security Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing The National Farmers’ Federation has warned the Albanese government not to rush any …

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Somalia: ‘The worst humanitarian crisis we’ve ever seen’

Children starving to death ‘before our eyes’ say aid workers as G7 leaders warned only ‘massive’ and urgent funding will avert famine Only a “massive” and immediate scaling-up of funds and humanitarian relief can save Somalia from famine, a UN spokesperson has warned, as aid workers report children starving to death “before our eyes” amid …

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Young people go to European court to stop treaty that aids fossil fuel investors

Five claimants aged 17-31 want their governments to exit the energy charter treaty, which compensates oil and gas firms Young victims of the climate crisis will on Tuesday launch legal action at Europe’s top human rights court against an energy treaty that protects fossil fuel investors. Five people, aged between 17 and 31, who have …

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Vanuatu calls on Australia to back its UN bid to recognise climate change harm

Pacific islands urge new Labor government to support push for international court of justice to issue climate advisory opinion From Vanuatu law school to the Hague: the fight to recognise climate harm in international law Australia’s new Labor government has been called on to prove its commitment to climate action and support for Pacific countries …

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