Swedish campaigner Greta Thunberg has made a passionate speech to world leaders at the UN, accusing them of failing to act on climate change.
“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,” she told a UN climate summit in New York.
About 60 world leaders are taking part in the one-day meeting organised by UN Secretary General António Guterres.
He earlier said countries could only speak at the summit if they came with action plans to cut carbon emissions.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her country would double to €4bn (£3.5bn; $4.4bn) it financial commitment to fight global warming.
French President Emmanuel Macron said international organisations had pledged to release $500m in additional aid to protect tropical forests.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said things “are starting to turn around” in the country.
The UK has already embarked on a 0 emission program and is the first to install automatic emission machines/fines on major roads.
Britain is the first major nation to propose this target – and it has been widely praised by green groups.
An up to date briefing was given by the BBC
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