Young protesters march in California as part of a global protest. Photo: AFP

Hundreds of thousands of young people lead the way in ‘global climate strike’ protests

  • Marches and demonstrations held from Canberra to Kabul to New York to send message to world leaders ahead of UN summit
  • Swedish teen Greta Thunberg, whose activism helped inspire rallies, says she ‘would never have predicted or believed this was going to happen’
Topic |   Climate change

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Young protesters march in California as part of a global protest. Photo: AFP
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Beijing will call on nations to “fully consider the potential of the natural system to alleviate climate change”. Photo: Reuters

China wants nations to tackle climate change with ‘nature-based solutions’

  • Nation promises to support ‘multinational climate process’, environment ministry says, though stops short of making any fresh pledges to curb carbon dioxide emissions
  • Beijing will ‘proactively promote’ such methods as reforestation and the expansion of grasslands and wetlands, it says
Topic |   China Society

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Beijing will call on nations to “fully consider the potential of the natural system to alleviate climate change”. Photo: Reuters
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