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Protesters demand an end to oil and gas subsidies
Richer nations expected to invest more in low-carbon energy
“This is directed at world leaders,” said Mitzi Jonelle Tan, a climate activist with youth movement Fridays for Future in Manila, the Philippines.
“The fossil fuel industry’s time is up. We need a just transition and we need to phase out the fossil fuels causing the destruction of our environment,” she said.
The United Nations has warned countries are way off track to curb warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius since pre-industrial times, as agreed in Paris in 2015. The world has warmed at least 1.1C since then.
Over the past few months, Earth broke its daily average heat record several times. According to one metric July was the hottest month ever on record.