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Activists protesting "greenwashing," in which a company or government appears to do more for the environment than it is, gather outside the JP Morgan premises near the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit. Alastair Grant/AP hide caption

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Carbon trading gets a green light from the U.N., and Brazil hopes to earn billions

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Brianna Fruean, a Samoan member of the Pacific Climate Warriors, speaks at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, on Tuesday. Ian Forsyth/Getty Images hide caption

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For Brianna Fruean, the smell of mud drives home the need for climate action

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Vanessa Nakate speaks during the climate strike march on October 1, 2021 in Milan, Italy. Stefano Guidi/Getty Images hide caption

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Uganda's Vanessa Nakate says COP26 sidelines nations most affected by climate change

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Climate activists march in Sydney during a COP26 protest on Saturday that was one of several demonstrations held around the world. Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images hide caption

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Climate activist Hilda Flavia Nakabuye speaks at the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen in 2019. She and a group of Ugandan activists are calling on high-income countries to commit to bigger and faster emission cuts ahead of COP26, the climate change summit taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, this week. Ole Jensen/Getty Images hide caption

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A climate change disaster led this shy 24-year-old from Uganda into activism

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Flames from the Windy Fire burn up a giant tree this month in the Trail of 100 Giants grove in Sequoia National Forest in California. Children in younger generations will experience two to seven times more extreme climate events such as wildfires, a new study says. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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Climate activists in Quezon City, Philippines, light candles and hold LED-illuminated banners in December of last year to commemorates five years since the Paris Agreement and to call for an end to the killing of environmental defenders. Aileen Dimatatac/Majority World/Universal Images via Getty hide caption

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Activists advocate for better climate protection at a demonstration last month in Stuttgart, Germany. Christoph Schmidt/dpa/picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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