Swedish student leader wins EU pledge to spend billions on climate

16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg and Anuna De Wever, a Belgian climate student activist take part in a protest claiming for urgent measures to combat climate, in central Brussels, Belgium February 21, 2019. The placard reads: “School strike for climate” REUTERS/Yves Herman

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union should spend hundreds of billions of euros combating climate change during the next decade, its chief executive said on Thursday, responding to a Swedish teen who has inspired a global movement of children against global warming. In a speech alongside 16-year-old Greta Thunberg in Brussels, European Commission President Jean-Claude […]

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