Mumbai has a natural defense mechanism against rising sea levels: mangrove forests. But the mangroves are under threat due to garbage and industrial effluent. If the mangroves die out it will impact marine life, fishermen – and even Mumbai's future.
Young people in Mumbai are taking action to protect the city's vanishing mangrove forests. The trees, a vital flood defense, help protect millions of vulnerable people on India's coast from rising sea levels.
Heavy rainfall caused the wall to collapse in a slum settlement killing at least 15 people. India's financial center of 20 million people had been brought to a virtual standstill after two days of monsoon rains.
Some 5,000 protests have taken place around the world, culminating in a New York City march led by Greta Thunberg. From Australia to Thailand to Germany, young people challenged politicians to act. Read the latest here.
This year's COP23 has built on innovative solutions that were introduced in COP21. This included changing our understanding of carbon's function, says Indian environmentalist Dr. Vandana Shiva.
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