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UK clampdown on climate protests sets 'disturbing precedent' - UN rights expert

18 Oct 2019

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's response to escalating climate protests on London's streets this month, with mass arrests and tighter restrictions, is consistent with a "global pattern of suppression" of environmental activists, said a U.N. human rights expert.

U.N. rights experts criticize London climate protest 'ban' before court hearing

17 Oct 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A lawyer working with Extinction Rebellion climate protesters in London said the group hopes a court hearing on Thursday will rule that a police ban on their public gatherings this week is unlawful, as U.N. experts said it violated their human rights.

Spanish coders harness tech to track health risks for firefighters

15 Oct 2019

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As fires gobble up forests from California to the Amazon, a small team of volunteers based in Barcelona is hoping to deploy cutting-edge technology at home and further afield to protect the health of those on the frontline: the firefighters.

Spanish coders harness tech to track health risks for firefighters

15 Oct 2019

BARCELONA, Oct 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As fires gobble up forests from California to the Amazon, a small team of volunteers based in Barcelona is hoping to deploy cutting-edge technology at home and further afield to protect the health of those on the frontline: the firefighters.

ANALYSIS-U.N. climate summit exposes struggle to ditch fossil-fuel 'status quo'

24 Sep 2019

BARCELONA, Sept 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Closing his climate action summit in New York on Monday, U.N. chief Antonio Guterres told countries they still had "a long way to go" - a judgement echoed by environmental groups and aid agencies, which were generally disappointed with the outcome.

Poorest people getting world's small change to cope with climate crisis

23 Sep 2019

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's poorest people, increasingly buffeted by storms, floods and droughts, have been getting less than 1 cent a day each in international help to protect them from wild weather and rising seas as the Earth heats up, aid group Oxfam said Monday.

Poorest people getting world's small change to cope with climate crisis

23 Sep 2019

BARCELONA, Sept 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's poorest people, increasingly buffeted by storms, floods and droughts, have been getting less than 1 cent a day each in international help to protect them from wild weather and rising seas as the Earth heats up, aid group Oxfam said Monday.

National governments urged to get behind cities to win climate fight

19 Sep 2019

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With efforts to make buildings, transport, energy and waste management greener, cities could cut their planet-warming emissions nearly 90% by 2050, producing close to $24 trillion in returns, a coalition of 50 organizations said on Thursday.

National governments urged to get behind cities to win climate fight

19 Sep 2019

BARCELONA, Sept 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With efforts to make buildings, transport, energy and waste management greener, cities could cut their planet-warming emissions nearly 90% by 2050, producing close to $24 trillion in returns, a coalition of 50 organisations said on Thursday.

Fund smarter to switch on lights for the poor - UN envoy

17 Sep 2019

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Everyone in the world could be provided with clean, affordable electric power by a global deadline of 2030 if international funding toward the effort is used more intelligently, the U.N. official in charge of the task said.

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