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The UN Climate Summit & The International Climate Crisis Petition Filed By 16 Youth

Petitioners from around the world attended the global climate strike on Sept. 20, 2019 in New York.

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss yesterday's United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City. 

Sixty countries have promised to achieve net-zero emissions by the year 2050, while others are still expected to remain coal-dependent. The United Nations secretary general, Antonio Gueterres, implored world presidents and prime ministers not to build new coal plants after 2020. We'll also discuss the international climate crisis lawsuit filed by 16 youth from 12 countries.


Molly Enking, news fellow at Grist

Paola Rosa-Aquino, justice fellow at Grist

Web Resources:

Children vs. Climate Crisis

Grist: Meet the other Greta Thunbergs at the first-ever U.N. Youth Climate Summit

Quartz: While global leaders messed around, Greta Thunberg and 15 kids got down to business

Guardian: Greta Thunberg to world leaders: 'How dare you – you have stolen my dreams and my childhood'


NY Times: At U.N. Climate Summit, A Call for Action Yields Few Commitments