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Infosys bags UN Global Climate Action Award for 'Carbon Neutral Now' category

The demonstrations were sparked by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, with many participants echoing the anger she expressed to world leaders this week at a United Nations summit in NY.

The rally at the legislature featured guest speakers, many of them youth, speaking about the need for governments to turn their attention to fixing the climate crisis. She is urging politicians around the world to listen to her message and to "act on science".

She raged at other world leaders in her own speech, claiming her childhood had been stolen due to climate change.

"You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words".

The walkout is part of a weeklong demonstration happening around the world and is partly inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.

In his first term, Trudeau cast himself as a champion in the fight against global warming, but his green image was tarnished by his nationalization of an oil pipeline to salvage the construction project after years of delay.

Thunberg told a crowd in Montreal it was moving to see people of all generations so passionate for a cause.

This week, global leaders have been meeting in NY to unveil their climate change plans at the U.N. Climate Action Summit.

Both major-party leaders were making political calculations on a day when the federal election campaign was dwarfed by the spectacle of hundreds of thousands of young people across Canada joining millions across the world for a mass protest against political inaction on fighting climate change.

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In the heart of the giant Montreal march made up mostly of children and a few adults, Alexanne Lessard stood out in her tree costume.

"I guess they must feel like their world view or their interests or whatever.is threatened by us".

Daphnee Choquette said she came out for her baby girl, whom she carried with her.

"We want our students to become global citizens who model ethical leadership and are ready to find innovative solutions to tackle the problems of tomorrow", the board said in a statement.

"I think she has revolutionized how we look at activism", said Pascal Morimanno, a 17-year-old marching in Fredericton.

The International Civil Aviation Organization is discussing how to reduce the sector's environmental impact at meetings this week. "We could shut down Alberta's economy tomorrow and it would make virtually no measurable difference in terms of global greenhouse gas emissions".

The UN informed the $11 billion outsourcing firm about the award at the climate summit in NY, convened by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

The turnout for Montreal's march is truly a testament to her leadership.

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