Youth activists petition UN to declare ‘systemwide climate emergency’

Greta Thunberg among young people filing legal suit for to be declared a global level 3 emergency

Greta Thunberg and youth climate activists from around the world are filing a legal petition to the UN secretary-general urging him to declare a “system-wide climate emergency”.

As Cop26 enters its final days, climate campaigners were due to file a legal document on Wednesday calling on António Guterres to use emergency powers to match the level of response adopted for the coronavirus pandemic by pronouncing the a global level 3 emergency – the UN’s highest category.

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