24 Dec 2019

Activists want overhaul on way world tackles climate change

From , 6:01 am on 24 December 2019

Pacific countries and climate activists are calling for an overhaul of how the world tackles climate change, after this month's round of UN negotiations ended in failure.

The outcome of the 25th iteration of the talks, known as COP, has been widely panned, with a small bloc of big emitting countries blocking any progress towards the Paris Agreement.

It was also the latest blow for Australia's so-called 'Pacific step up', with Canberra's stance at the talks admonished by Pacific leaders. 

Jamie Tahana, who was in Madrid, has this report. 

Climate activists protest at the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 Madrid

Photo: AFP