- Title: Young climate activists close Lausanne summit
- Date: 9th August 2019
- Summary: SCREEN SHOWING PICTURES OF PARTICIPANTS AND SUMMIT GUESTS, AMONG WHOM NOBEL PRIZE WINNER, JACQUES DUBOCHET AND THUNBERG
- Embargoed: 23rd August 2019 11:57
- Keywords: climate change global warming Lausanne youth summit SMILE for future Greta Thunberg environment IPCC report Fridays for Future
- Location: LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
- City: LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
- Country: Switzerland
- Topics: Environment,Climate Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA002ARHYKAV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Young activists closed the Lausanne youth climate summit on Friday (August 9) after five days of working groups, brainstorming and speeches on how to further their movement and take action on climate change, saying they could no longer wait for politicians to make decisions.
Activists reached three points of consensus to present to European governments: to ensure climate justice and equity, to limit global warming to 1.5 degree Celsius and to listen to the best available science.
The summit, which was attended by 450 participants from 38 European countries, came to a close a day after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report on land and climate change.
The special report said climate change is damaging the world's land, causing crop losses and forest fires in some areas, while human activities are putting pressure on natural ecosystems and fuelling global warming.
IPCC representatives said the young activists had their full support.
The youth climate summit will end with a Fridays for Future demonstration in Lausanne, the school strike movement launched by campaigner Greta Thunberg and which has since spread to more than 100 countries.
(Production: Marina Depetris and Pascale Antonie)
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