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Spanish Climate Migrants Strongly Correlated with Climate Justice
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Spanish Climate Migrants Strongly Correlated with Climate Justice

Much of Spain is at risk for climate disasters and changing landscapes over the coming decades, yet most of their climate justice efforts still focus on emerging economies rather than their home country. This focus re-purposes leftover enthusiasm for the COP25, hosted in Madrid in December 2019, and also stems from the fact that Spain...

Time Will Tell When and How Spain Moves Forward in Terms of The Economy and Climate Change Efforts
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Time Will Tell When and How Spain Moves Forward in Terms of The Economy and Climate Change Efforts

*Note: Article written April 18, 2020; as this is an evolving situation, data and situations may have changed by the publication of this article. Spain has been one of the countries hardest hit by the COVID–19 pandemic worldwide. As of mid-April, Spain had contributed nearly 200,000 cases of the 2 million across the globe, accounting...

Despite High Expectations, Climate Leaders Fail to Agree at Madrid COP25
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Despite High Expectations, Climate Leaders Fail to Agree at Madrid COP25

2019 was a year of increasing visibility of climate change: motivated global citizens stepped up to the plate and demanded change from global leaders, many 2020 presidential candidates from the U.S. finally put real focus on climate change as one of their top priorities and campaigning strategies, and “climate crisis” was the word of the...

Spain Mandates Climate Change Curriculum at Primary and Secondary School Level
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Spain Mandates Climate Change Curriculum at Primary and Secondary School Level

Spain’s Ministry for Ecological Transition has made a specific effort to educate upcoming generations on the impacts of climate change as well as mitigation efforts to curb these same effects. The Ministry, known as MITECO, has taken charge of mandating the national climate change curriculum in the primary and secondary public-school systems. According to two...

Spain Climate Leader 2019: Teresa Ribera
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Spain Climate Leader 2019: Teresa Ribera

Teresa Ribera, Minister of the Ecological Transition of Spain, is likely the most well-known climate spokesperson for the country. Known mostly for her high-profile government position, Ribera has also done significant work for climate change expanding beyond her title as Spanish Minister. The 50-year-old Madrid native has degrees in law and political science from the...

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