Climate protectors: rich countries owe it

Wealthy industrial nations like the USA, Great Britain and Germany would have to drastically reduce their emissions, said activists of the climate movement Fridays for Future from Kenya, Mexico and the Philippines of the German press agency. On the other hand, they would also have to provide more money so that their home countries could cope with the effects of climate change that are already being felt today.

“We expect the global north to pay for the damage it has caused in the global south,” said 18-year-old Mexican Adriana Calderon. “It’s that simple – but as we know, it’s not that easy.” Calderon, like other activists from all over the world, demonstrated with Greta Thunberg in Stockholm for more climate protection on Friday and in a few days he will drive with the others to the world climate conference in Glasgow. This starts on October 31st.

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