A climate for change

By Ann McGauran | 30 April 2019

Young environmental activist Greta Thunberg has now completed her European tour to raise awareness of climate change as accelerating carbon emissions continue hurtling the planet towards disaster.

Given the scale of the challenge, what can local authorities do to raise the odds of having a world they can hand on to future generations? Even the relatively conservative 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report says emissions must be cut in half within the next decade – but people are increasing disillusioned about the ability of governments and mainstream political parties to take action quickly enough.

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