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Manifestation de jeunes activistes pour le climat à la COP27 de Charm el-Cheikh en novembre 2022. Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Climate: can young activists still sway the outcome of COP negotiations?

Since the major demonstrations organised in Madrid (COP25) and Glasgow (COP26), young people seem to have less and less of a voice at the UN’s major climate conferences. Why?
Climate marches and protests, like this one in Santa Monica, Calif., often aim for local impact. Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images

From throwing soup to suing governments, there’s strategy to climate activism’s seeming chaos − here’s where it’s headed next

With international climate talks failing to make progress fast enough, activists are radically rethinking how to be most effective in the streets, political arenas and courtrooms.
Environmental philosopher Andreas Malm has described Sainte-Soline as an “avant-gardist struggle”. Yohan Bonnet/AFP

How climate activists finally seized the issue of adaptation in 2023

Protests against massive water reservoirs and new skiing infrastructure are some of the events in 2023 that have thrust climate adaptation politics into the limelight. Here’s why it matters.
Students rally for fossil fuel-free energy at the University of California, San Diego. Erik Jepsen/UCSD

3 reasons local climate activism is more powerful than people realize

When people work together, they can move governments to action. Just ask the suffragettes. Still, few people do it. A psychologist explains why, and how to turn that around.
Police officers patrol the entrance of the Tate Modern gallery, in London, Oct. 15, 2022, after climate protesters threw soup over glass covering Vincent van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ in London’s National Gallery. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Eco-activist attacks on museum artwork ask us to figure out what we value

Climate protesters are destabilizing the idea that public galleries are safe spaces for works of art, held in public trust.

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