Climate activist Greta Thunberg completes trans-Atlantic journey
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The activist made the 14-day carbon-free journey on a yacht featuring solar panels and electricity-producing turbines. She has called for action to reverse climate change and had a message for President Trump.
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Suppression of civil society, "disappointing" climate targets, drought, floods — these are the issues making waves for the Egyptian hosts of this year's international climate conference.
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Luisa Neubauer, a prominent German activist with Fridays for Future, told DW that world leaders underestimate "the amount of mistrust" felt by vulnerable countries at this year's UN climate talks in Egypt.
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The human rights defender Bianca Jagger continues her battle against the political repression of the Ortega regime in Nicaragua, where she was born. Several bishops and priests are incarcerated in Nicaragua, where the Catholic Church is suspected of supporting the opposition.
German climate activist Luisa Neubauer has criticized Germany's track record on climate action and expressed doubt about the country's commitment to climate goals. "While there are promises of an 'accelerated transition' and 'more renewables,' there's also German funding going into new fossil fuels all around the world, and, in particular, on the African continent," she told DW at the COP27 climat
Cities across China have rolled back some Covid-19 restrictions, requiring less testing and allowing people to isolate at home instead of in quarantine centres. The authorities have been careful not to send any signal that the relaxing of rules were in any way a response to rare displays of public discontent.
Climate change is having an immense impact on African countries and people need more information and awareness. That's the view of a leading climate activist from Kenya, who has her own climate podcast and spoke recently at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt. Abigael Kima has seen the effects of climate change on her home community in the west of Kenya and has now turned her attention to trying to change attitudes.
The lives of a Kenyan pastoralist community are being transformed with proceeds from carbon credits. The community in Samburu county is earning a fortune from wealthy polluters through climate-smart practices in pasture management.
"We just have to continue with the sanctions, especially with the political sanctions and the financial sanctions that hurt the single people who are part of this government — of this murderous government," Iranian-German filmmaker Siba Shakib told DW.
From Roman Abramovich's yacht and Taylor Swift's private jet to the sprawling warehouses and data centers of Jeff Bezos' Amazon, the lifestyles and business interests of the world's billionaires are baking the planet.
A woman who is leading what is quickly becoming a worldwide campaign to stop sexual violence has told FRANCE 24 why she believes consent education in schools is the best way to drastically reduce the problem. Chanel Contos was sexually assaulted at just 13 years old and at the time didn't even realise that what happened to her was wrong.
FRANCE 24 spoke to Hamed Esmaeilion as to why he believes the Iranian authorities intentionally “sacrificed” the 176 passengers of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 shot down on January 8, 2020. Esmaeilion told Marc Perelman why the ongoing protests in Iran “can't be silenced and will continue until the end of the Islamic regime”.
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The war in Ukraine has forced Germany to boost coal imports from Colombia even as it seeks to phase out fossil fuels at home. Glencore is benefiting the most from the high demand, but the local people not nearly as much.
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Elon Musk, Chief Executive of Tesla, is making a visit to China this week. As the electric vehicle company's second-largest market and a crucial player in its supply chain, the country holds significant importance for Tesla. After a meeting with the Chinese foreign minister, Musk was reported to have expressed his opposition to the idea of "decoupling" the world's two leading economies.
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Olympic champion Usain Bolt says he is desperate to play a role in reviving the sport that made him a global superstar but has experienced something of a decline since his retirement six years ago.
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African farmers are benefiting as consumer goods giants like Unilever try to source more of their raw materials on the continent.
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Ariha Shah was seven months old when she was removed from her parents' care by authorities in Berlin. The details of the case are sketchy but Indian media reported she was injured accidentally by her grandmother.