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Cattle driven into the Kenyan capital Nairobi for new pasture amid a severe drought navigate through city traffic. Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images

Cows and cars should not be conflated in climate change debates

A simplistic ‘all livestock are bad’ narrative is promoted by campaigners, celebrities, philanthropists and policymakers alike. A much more sophisticated debate is needed.
Zimbabwe holds important lessons for the COP26 global climate change talks. Tafadzwa Ufumeli via GettyImages

Lessons from Zimbabwe’s tobacco farmers for the COP26 climate change talks

The focus of climate talks has been on how little time is left is for global action. But climate change has already made tobacco farming, potentially a route out of poverty, unviable for some.
Jana Jandal Alirifai, a 17-year-old Syrian Canadian and coordinator for Climate Strike Canada, participated as a Syrian delegate in the MockCOP26. (Tahmina Aziz)

Young Muslim women are leading environmental movements grounded in their beliefs

Historically, Muslim scholars have coupled their study of nature to their understanding of Allah. Today, young Muslim women are leading change through an Islamic eco-consciousness with grit.
People attend a climate change protest in Montréal, on Sept. 26, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

What lies ahead for Fridays for Future and the youth climate movement

With COVID-19 restricting in-person gatherings climate protests paused and lost momentum. Youth climate activists have shifted their attention online and are linking climate issues to social justice.
Climate activists gather outside the Supreme Court of the Netherlands on Dec. 20, 2019, ahead of a ruling in a landmark case in which the government was ordered to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 25 per cent by 2020. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)

What a Dutch Supreme Court decision on climate change and human rights means for Canada

A ground-breaking court case in the Netherlands could influence the way Canadian courts rule on the government’s actions on climate change.
A farmer who installed solar panels to power his irrigation systems on the family farm walks by the panels near Claresholm, Alta., in June 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Drop the doom and gloom: Climate journalism is about empowerment

Climate journalism can play an important role in painting the picture of a post-carbon economy. It should start by encouraging collective action and a sense of empowerment for everyday people.

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