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UK: Over 12,000 people have signed a petition started by a 15-year-old girl to keep climate change in the national curriculum for under 14-year-olds. (Guardian)

Education Secretary of State Michael Gove – his department stands accused of trying to wipe climate change from parts of the UK syllabus (PIC: DfE)

Scotland: The Scottish Government has been urged by four parliamentary committees to improve its approach to climate change targets.MSPs delivered their judgments on the same day, welcoming ministers’ ambition but urging them to look again at key areas. (The Scotsman)

SDGs: World leaders should set six new sustainable development goals to achieve global prosperity, scientists argue (Guardian)

USA: The top American military officer in the Pacific, in charge of watching over the region containing China, North Korea, and Russia, has warned that the greatest long-term threat to security in the region isn’t any of those countries, it’s climate change. (Boston Globe)

EU: The European Low Fares Airline Association says it will file a lawsuit against the European Commission’s proposed one-year suspension of the Emissions Trading System’s (ETS) application to airlines if the measure is approved. (Euractiv)

Australia: A leading Australian free-market think tank with close ties to the country’s conservative Liberal Party has revealed its plan for climate change – abolish it. (desmogblog)

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