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“Climate change is only man-made, and since it is man-made, we can do something about it", said @vonderleyen in the #soteu21

The IPCC has made this clear to us, which is why the EU must lead by example and not fall into the fossil fuel trap 👇
meta.eeb.org/2021/07/15/why…
As President @vonderleyen pointed out, the #COP26 will be "the moment of truth for the major economies"

We welcome the proposal of €4 billion on climate finance for developing countries and the call to the US to also step up.

📣 But the EU needs to be ready to do more!
The new EU farming policy risks continuing funding for climate-wrecking farming models 😷

If it's serious about the #EUGreenDeal, the @EU_Commission must step in and ensure 🇪🇺countries stop harmful subsidies and fund climate-friendly farming instead
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There’s a gaping (loop)hole in #climate reporting, calculations & countermeasures—#BlueCarbon!

Must finally put #Seabed #CarbonSink on agenda for #COP26...

Here too #China leads world in #carbon damage—by far.

Time for accountability on #RoadToGlasgow!

foreignpolicy.com/2021/09/10/chi…
#Ocean covers 71% of world’s surface..<10% mapped w/ modern sonar.

Salt marshes, mangroves, seagrass beds & ultra-deep abyssal #seabed absorb large quantities of #CO2 from atmosphere & balancing critical #climate systems.

Disrupting risks grave & potentially irreversible harms
.@Nature: “#marine sediments are the largest pool of organic #carbon on the planet.”

Est. vol. ~7 trillion metric tons—>3X cumulative anthropogenic #CO2 emissions since 1750.

Bottom trawl #fishing & #seabed mining—both #PRC-led—risk damaging disruption.

foreignpolicy.com/2021/09/10/chi…
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#ClimateCrisis has no borders and affects us all. It especially hurts those in poorer countries, which are also the countries that contribute the least to it. The richest 1% produce twice as much carbon emissions as the poorest half of the world’s population.
#UprootTheSystem
We are in the loss & Damage era!
Extreme weather, drought and rising seas are now forcing people out of their livelihoods and their homes, and recovering from these disasters is more and more difficult. #COP26 #UprootTheSystem
Women and girls are hit hardest because social, political and cultural systems silence their voices, and prevent them from accessing the resources they need. #COP26 @MenEngage @MenEngage_SA @GretaThunberg #UprootTheSystem
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The countries most vulnerable to climate change are calling for an "emergency pact" to tackle rising temperatures.

This would see every country put forward a new climate plan every year between now and 2025. #COP26

Read: bbc.in/3llYF6y
The group wants all countries to agree on radical steps to avoid "climate catastrophe" at the upcoming #COP26.

Green campaigners are urging a postponement of the gathering, citing problems with vaccines for delegates.

@TheCVF says the event is critical and cannot wait.
@TheCVF member states insist the meeting must go ahead in person and are calling for support and "facilitated access" to ensure inclusive participation. Progress on climate change has stalled and #COP26 should move forward with what it terms a "climate emergency pact".
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Is climate change going to be worse than expected?

Have scientists been systematically underestimating the impacts?

And if so how should we as science communicators convey this to the public & policy makers?

I delve into this unsettling topic in this 🧵 1/n
(Pic: L. Hogarth)
It’s a topic I’ve been pondering for some time. I wrote this blog post back in 2013 before IPCC’s AR5 report was published.

So what has happened since then? Are scientists still saying things are worse than predicted? 2/n

blog.rsb.org.uk/why-climate-ch…
The evidence certainly seems to point in that direction.

Let’s now turn to look at just a few of the many recent examples of scientists who have pointed this out.

I’ll then explore what is causing this bias and how we can perhaps address it. 3/n
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[ENG] We’ve started the High-Level Dialogue on #EnergyTransition. We hear the welcome remarks from @Jriverastaff, @rolokastro, and @ErikaMouynes.

Follow on YouTube: bit.ly/HLDE-ECPA
[ESP] Ya comenzamos el diálogo de alto nivel sobre #TransiciónEnergética. Escuchamos las palabras de bienvenida de @Jriverastaff, @rolokastro y @ErikaMouynes.

Síguelo por YouTube: bit.ly/HLDE-ECPA
En Panamá, el gran motivador para formular e implementar una agenda de #TransiciónEnergética es la lucha contra el cambio climático, dijo @Jriverastaff en el #HLDE.
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50 days before #COP26 #ClimateAssemblyUK members are coming to Parliament today to mark the 1st anniversary of their report

The Govt has also published its response to the @CommonsBEIS inquiry on Climate Assembly UK's findings

Lots to say THREAD
First up, if you didn't see this y'day, four of the assembly members (Sue, Marc, Sharon and Tracey) met Sir David Attenborough

Great clip here: channel4.com/news/sir-david…
Sir David said: "the Assembly has been abundantly clear that greater public participation & fairness is needed at the heart of all climate action & ...I hope this govt has heard [that] loud and clear... [that's] one [message] I plan to share with all world leaders at COP26...”
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Called & left new 📞 number today @InControlScot… I’m sorry we lost contact… didn’t feel there was value I could add until recently & like many I had lost conviction in the idea that the journey is equally important as the destination😔
Among other things, I’ve been up to👇🏾… sorry for diving alone!😊
But now with also #COP26 round the corner, Scotland needs all hands on deck…👇🏾…
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From a quick skim of the #ScotPfG, there doesn't seem much on transport that hadn't been published before.

However, lots of useful commitments made recently -- and comprehensive plan for delivering 20% road traffic reduction target will be crucial.
From #SustainableTransport perspective, the most important commitment in #ScotPfG is to reduce car kilometres by 20% by 2030.

This was initially announced in December 2020's #ClimateChangePlan update.
@TransformScot has campaigned for #TrafficReduction for 20 years, but we've seen nothing concrete from @scotgov or @transcotland in the 9 months since.

Exactly 100 months left until January 2030. The clock's ticking on that one.
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Looking forward to hearing more about the progress on plans to make #Bristol City carbon neutral by 2030 #CityLeaders
Prof @GregClarkCities opens by giving a potted history of Mayor Ree's biography and the development of the One City strategies #CityLeaders
First, Clark asks about the impact of the #Coronavirus pandemic. Mayor @MarvinJRees celebrates the "robust response" from the Council, academic institutions, VCSE and other key stakeholders in working together to meet common challenges, sharing resources & expertise #CityLeaders
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Launch day has arrived! Between now and mid-November, we will be running three projects celebrating unique, important habitats. The first two, #26Habitats and #26Pledges, are in partnership with @WildlifeTrusts... and feature beautiful, original illustrations by @lydiathornley
... #26Habitats starts today, with 26 writers celebrating some of the UK's most iconic habitats - from hedgerows to seagrass. Each has written a centena (a 100-word poem) and essay exploring the importance of their habitat... @WildlifeTrusts @lydiathornley...
...we'll be posting new writing from one of our #26Habitats writers between now and the end of September, so do check in every morning to read the latest #poems and essays! @WildlifeTrusts @lydiathornley... #poetry #nature
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It’s just 2 months until #COP26 – arguably the most important global climate negotiations to date.

Not sure what COP is?

Don’t panic! We’ve got you covered.

Here’s a thread with some handy resources ⤵️
The best place to start is by watching the recording of our webinar ‘What is COP and why does it matter?’

A great introduction to the UNFCCC, COP, and role @UniversityLeeds can play in the run up to #COP26.

mymedia.leeds.ac.uk/Mediasite/Play…
@UniversityLeeds You can find out more about the role of universities on the road to #COP26 in this blog we wrote for
@ECIU_UK.

eciu.net/blog/2020/the-…
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We’ve now got the 3 main national parties’ climate platforms. (Greens haven’t got much on website, so will go with a 8/9 press release here and there.) How do they compare? Great that lots of detail, so 🧵will be long. Still can’t promise to cover everything. #cdnpoli #elxn44 /1
Cutting to the chase, Cons plan is better than in 2019, but Lib and NDP both promise much more ambitious policies and less support for fossil fuels. NDP builds on Lib initiatives, w tweaks, some important (fossil fuel subsidies). There’s a table to compare at end of 🧵! /2
TARGETS: Libs submitted new target of 40-45% below 2005 by 2030. Cons said they’ll meet “Canada’s Paris commitment” but that’s original -30% target. #ParisAgreement doesn't allow backtracking, so would mean going to #COP26 with a stated intention of non-compliance. NDP -50%. /3
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Para su último año de gobierno, @IvanDuque mantiene el ADN de @infopresidencia con caras conocidas.

Otros debutan por el reacomodo de gabinete y la tarea de dejar un legado.

Estos serán los 10 superpoderosos del remate de Duque.

🧶
1⃣ @Vicmunro, el director administrativo de @infopresidencia.

Además de ser amigo de @IvanDuque y uribista, maneja dos temas:

📌La ejecución de 13 metas de gobierno y jala orejas si hay retrasos.

📌Es una especie de “gerente” de vacunación.

lasillavacia.com/historias/sill…
2⃣ @mariapcorrea ¿Sorprende? No sorprende. La mano derecha de @IvanDuque pone en cintura a los ministros y:

➡️Maneja las relaciones con Congreso por encima de @MinInterior
➡️Lidera temas internacionales (quería la @CancilleriaCol) como los del #Cop26.

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I am re-upping this thread from the weekend. Tomorrow is an important day for @USAmbUN, a day for courage, to seek moderation of an indefensible US Foreign Policy or a day of shame, one which will not be remembered fondly in history.
In February 2003 Former GWB Admin U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell delivered a speech which led to the Iraq War, and countless horrors thereafter.

@USAmbUN Linda Thomas Greenfield is not facing quite such a significant moment. Yet.
Greenfield has an opportunity to live up to her own words, "African Lives Matter", delivered in the last UNSC meeting to address Ethiopia and Tigray. She will be very closely watched diplomatically, across Africa, in the East and more generally in the global south.
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📢 it’s time to share a *big* project i’ve been working on.

…and ask for *your* support. 🙏

#Climate200 is aimed squarely at restoring integrity to politics and delivering the climate action that australians want. 🧵

climate200.com.au #auspol #ausvotes #independentsday
firstly, on climate…

the closer we get to november's #cop26 climate conference in #glasgow, where most nations will outline their stepped up net-zero CO₂ plans…

…the clearer it becomes that @ScottMorrisonMP will not — cannot — take the climate action most australians want.
the recent IPCC report issued a 'code red' climate warning.

for many the main message isn't new, but a potent reminder that our gov't is in deep denial.

morrison’s response to the report was to blame china, to deflect attention from australia’s lost decade of climate inaction.
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Congratulations to Tamil Nadu government for its farmer-centred agriculture budget, with an integrated focus on securing livelihoods and ensuring nutrition and health security #sdg2 @CMOTamilnadu @MRKPaneerselvam (1/5)
Research on integrated and context-specific farming systems will ensure climate resilience and sustainable livelihoods. #COP26 #UNFSS2021 (2/5)
Support to millets from production and processing to procurement and distribution, especially in rainfed areas, will reduce the drudgery of women’s work, improve nutrition and enhance incomes. #milletmission (3/5)
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Helen Melone @ScotRenew Renewables, said: “We welcome the publication of the UK’s first Hydrogen Strategy, positioning the UK as a world leader in a promising growth sector which links renewable energy and net-zero ever more closely. energyvoice.com/renewables-ene…
@Pereraps shares the thinking behind the government announcement linkedin.com/posts/paulpere…
@AMRC with @sheffielduni on the 22nd/23rd September are setting of ‘Accelerating #Hydrogen’ as part of #cop26 preparations sharing a demand and supply review of the strategy and action planning in a virtual conference linkedin.com/posts/paulpere…
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"And as it rolls out its #Climate efforts globally, enabling millions of businesses to bring more funding to emerging #carbon removal technologies, the company will receive guidance from one of the world’s leading experts in sustainable finance."

#NetZero
#CCS
#COP26
Action on #climate - just clicks away:

"Stripe users can help counteract climate change by directing a fraction of their revenue toward initiatives that permanently remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere—in just a few clicks & without writing a line of code."

#NetZero #CCS
July 2021: "Results indicate that achieving #netzero emissions in #Canada will likely require significant use of #CCS [] w/ Canada’s CCS industry growing to be 30-100 x its current size by 2050.

naviusresearch.com/publications/c…
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COMMENT: 'Treat people like grown-ups and they will fight climate change like Covid-19', @AndrewMarr9 writes for the i.

inews.co.uk/opinion/commen…
Education works. We are following the science and as we continue to do so, we will successfully tackle climate-change issues in the same way we faced down the coronavirus. 💉🌍🌱
...As a country, we will eventually turn to inquiries, reflections, political post-mortems and lessons learned.

And this will happen as the political world turns with greater focus to the climate emergency ahead of the #COP26 summit in Glasgow during the first half of November. Image
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Climate change is now “affecting every inhabited region across the globe”, according to the IPCC.

Here's what that means for Earth 👇 econ.st/3jGzHxw
The IPCC's report arrives at a time of shattered temperature records and terrifying fires and floods.

It argues that temperatures may rise more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by 2050, if not sooner econ.st/3jGzHxw
Without action, the world could see a 3°C temperature rise. The consequences of this are dire econ.st/3ivZKrV
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.1/ On Monday the #IPPC WG1 published its report, and it is a stark warning that human activity is damaging the planet at an alarming rate.

bit.ly/3yGfcrb

@IPCC_CH | #ClimateAction
2/ Significant progress has been made since Paris, but more is needed and the UK is using our #COP26 Presidency to ensure we’re back on track.
3/ #COP26 will need to see major increases in ambition both through national level commitments and real economy changes.
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This "what do you drive?" question is a valid one. If people are expected to change their lives in significant ways, it's important that political leaders set an example and signal their commitment. It's worth discussing properly tho, rather than a 'gotcha' format
1/#IPCCReport🧵
For those already heavily committed to climate action and desperate for #COP26 to be a success, this might seem like a delayer's question, individualising climate change. But if setting an example at the national level is important, it is important at an individual level too.
2/
Sharma's answer was reasonable and probably reflects where many people are at. It's sensible not to immediately junk a diesel car that you don't use very much. But questions like this should be asked and answered - because they are fundamental to climate justice.
4/
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#arretezdenousprendrepourdesjambons En 2019, Barbara Perlinpinpin s'abstient (ni pour ni contre bien au contraire 😂le fumeux "en même temps"?) lors du vote sur la ratification de l'Accord économique et commercial global ( CETA).. ..
Combien de #COP26, 27,28,56,212..
? 👈👇👆👉
« C’est un petit marteau, mais je pense qu’il peut faire de grandes choses ! » Laurent Fabius, (président de la Cop21, il est partout 😂) entérinant l’Accord de Paris sur le climat. Quelques jours plus tard, 2015 était déclarée année la plus chaude jamais enregistrée. 🤓
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