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Climate activist Nakate urges rich countries to cancel debt, grant climate finance at Paris summit

Facing an audience packed with world leaders and finance officials in suits, Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate silenced the room, then made everyone listen to some uncomfortable facts.

A young food and climate activist to watch

A young food and climate activist to watch

Ollie Perrault wants you to care about agriculture’s sizable contribution to climate change, as well as potential solutions to save the planet.
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Climate activists slam fossil fuels, protest restrictions

Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate slammed world leaders Tuesday who persist in backing new fossil fuel projects as other activists held a symbolic human and environmental rights protest and called for financing for vulnerable nations suffering devastating impacts of climate change.

5 people to watch at the COP27 climate talks in Egypt

5 people to watch at the COP27 climate talks in Egypt

Throngs of diplomats, world leaders, activists and journalists are expected to attend the summit, known as COP27, to be held in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh starting on Sunday.
East African oil pipeline hits the headwinds

East African oil pipeline hits the headwinds

Climate activists — including Vanessa Nakate and Hilda Nakabuye — are urging more banks and insurers not to back the controversial $5 billion East African Crude Oil Pipeline that is primed to transport oil from Uganda to the Tanzanian city of Tanga.

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Vanessa Nakate confronts rich world's ministers over loss and damage

Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate has confronted rich countries over their refusal to provide finance for victims of the climate crisis in the developing world.

In the fight against climate change, young voices speak out

In the fight against climate change, young voices speak out

Five participants in a Generation Climate program convened by The New York Times gave us their thoughts on the issues, why they became involved and what steps make a difference.
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