Annual World Economic Forum kicks off with US President Donald Trump criticising "prophets of doom" and teenage activist Greta Thunberg urging global financial elite to act against environmental crisis.
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and a crowd of thousands of protesters marched in the Swiss city of Lausanne before many of them head to Davos next week to challenge political and business leaders to combat the climate crisis.
Campaigners slam German engineering group for opting to develop a controversial coal mine project in Australia with catastrophic bushfire season there fanning more anger against the proposed mine, owned by India's Adani group.
From climate change to India's complete take over of disputed Kashmir to massive anti-Beijing demonstrations in Hong Kong, here are some of the global protests that dominated headlines in 2019.
EU leaders clashed over how to pay for the green transition and what role nuclear power should have.
Awarded Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2019 on Wednesday, Greta Thunberg accused leaders of turning the COP25 "into some kind of opportunity for countries to negotiate loopholes".
The 16-year-old Swedish activist arrived by train in Spain's capital where the global COP25 UN climate conference is under way. Thunberg is due to take part in a mass march and make a speech later in Madrid.
The rallies, in Sydney and other major Australian cities, were the first in a series of protests by students across the globe demanding governments do more to protect the environment.
The International Children's Peace by KidsRights, a Dutch children's rights organisation, has been handing out the prize since 2005.
The 16-year-old's "Fridays for Future" protests which seek to bring world governments into full compliance with the Paris Climate Accord have become a global phenomenon.
Indonesia's plastic puppets at Sasak Puppetteer School are teaching children to protect the environment.
The 81-year-old film star, a longtime activist and exercise guru has been leading what she calls "fire drill Fridays" and has been arrested for civil disobedience for the past three Fridays.
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