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  Youth climate activists take part in a Fridays for Future global strike in Stockholm, Sweden. (file)
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Do more for environment or risk planet becoming ‘human sacrifice zone’: UN experts

It’s been five decades since Sweden hosted the world’s first conference to make the environment a major issue, in recognition of the “human sacrifice zone” it could become, if we fail to look after it, according to UN human rights experts. On Monday, ahead of fresh discussions in Stockholm this week to discuss further action, the experts warned that much greater efforts are needed which could save millions of lives every year.