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The brilliant @mylesbyrne always alerts me to essential, overlooked details. As pandemic-inactivated tango dancer, let me vote "It takes two to tango" as most misleading overused political phrase of the decade.
It doesn't take two.

You always dance with the whole room.

It takes society—profound feelings, often of pain/nostalgia and joy/intensity of connection—and countless human interactions to create music and dance over generations.

In each tanda, you dance in the shadow of giants.
It takes only one to infect half a packed milonga, danced for hours.

Do you see why SARS-CoV's cultural impact will far exceed HIV?

And boy did HIV have an impact. We haven't started facing reality yet in society; the knowledge is still twitter-confined.
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A block of 6 Pacific countries just agreed to spearhead a global fossil fuel phase-out effort including:

⚖️ creating an alliance of countries to negotiate a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

🛢️ joining @beyondoilgas

🌏 a just transition to a "Fossil Fuel Free Pacific"

A 🧵
The “Port Vila Call for a Just Transition to a Fossil Fuel Free Pacific” is the official outcome document from a three-day high-level meeting of Ministers and officials from across the Pacific.

You can read the full outcome here via @CANPacificIs…
The powerful outcome text was written by Ministers and officials from a block of six Pacific countries –

🇻🇺 Vanuatu
🇹🇻 Tuvalu
🇹🇴 Tonga
🇫🇯 Fiji
🇳🇺 Niue
🇸🇧 the Solomon Islands
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1/13.⚡️USEFUL INFO⚡️: The @IPCC_CH is currently meeting at #IPCC58 to review and approve the #AR6 Synthesis Report and it's Summary for Policymakers, with released set for Monday the 20th of March.
More here:…

Why is this important for #LossAndDamage? 👇 IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee  | Photo by IISD/ENB
2/13. The #AR6 Synthesis Report and it's Summary for Policymakers will condense all of the scientific evidence from the reports of the @IPCC_CH working group's and all special reports published between 2018 and 2022.
3/13. For example the @IPCC_CH #AR6 Working Group II report made the following key points on #LossAndDamage very clear:

1⃣Human-induced #ClimateChange has already caused #LossAndDamage to both nature and people;
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1/9. 🌀Devastating tropical #CycloneFreddy, which has made landfall twice 🤯, has caused #LossAndDamage in #Madagascar🇲🇬, #Mozambique 🇲🇿 and #Maliwi 🇲🇼 including 220+ deaths, whilst breaking records as the longest lasting cyclone. Cyclone Freddy as it weakens over Mozambique following its s
2/9. In #Madagascar🇲🇬, at least 17 people have died due to #CycloneFreddy (7 from the first landfall on 21 February and 10 from the latest rains on 5 and 6 March), and nearly 299,000 people have affected.
3/9. In #Mozambique 🇲🇿, #CycloneFreddy has seen some provinces received as much rain in 24 hours as they would usually experience in one month. As a result 10 people have died and 14 have been injured, 1,900 houses have been damaged or destroyed.
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#Raisina2023 | A Region of Opportunities: From the #Mediterranean to the #ArabianSea

We are live tweeting the session with @drausaf, @AlOraibi, Sameh Hassan Shoukry Selim, Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Albusaidi and Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy

Stay tuned for updates!
Sameh Hassan Shoukry Selim: A young population is the greatest potential of this region. #Egypt plays a fundamental role due to its strategic position with the #SuezCanal.

#Raisina2023 #RaisinaDialogue2023
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This tweet was posted by @EmmanuelMacron in the immediate aftermath (it finished 20/11 am) of #COP27 in Egypt. And the conference appears to be going ahead.

To speed the process of provding relief to poor countries France 🇫🇷 is now proposing “rechannelling” of unused SDRs.
During Cop27 Climate Economist Professor Stern provided an update on the level of finance which is needed to address global climate mitigation and adaptation needs - an eye watering 4 trillion + dollars a year.

I wasn’t aware till recently how much progress was being made.
A couple of weeks ago I attended a German video media event (in english) discussing World Bank Reform. The proposals for which are considered by many to be inadequate. Particularly considered against continued World Bank financing for fossil fuel infrastructure.
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1/8. 🤯An eye-opening new tracker detailing the flight emissions✈️of the #SuperRich has been created by Akash Shendure a high school senior from Seattle in the U.S! But how do the emissions of the 1% relate to #LossAndDamage from the #ClimateCrisis?

2/8. 📈Although there are many ways to measure responsibility for the #ClimateCrisis, no matter which way you do it's the richest countries🌐, people🎩 and polluting industries🏭 that come out on top. 👇
3/8. Between 1990 and 2015 the proportional #CO2 emission of the richest 1% of the world's population were 15%, whilst in the same period the richest 10% accounted for 52%.

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1/5.📰New article from @joeloyo of @ClimateHome News highlights that fewer than half the seats of the Transitional Committee of the #LossAndDamage Fund agreed at #COP27 have been filled with the potential to hold up work on releasing funds.

🔗Get it here:…
2/5. Although the deadline for negotiating blocs & Parties to nominate 24 committee members passed on the 15 December 2022, only ten members have been announced as of the of 31 January so we are waiting for 4 Developing and 10 Developed country Parties to make their nominations. Image
3/5. With the #COP27 decision indicating that the Transitional Committee should have its first meeting by 31 March and lots of organisational matters that need to be agreed before work can start, this delay leaves even less time for the committee to get it work done for #COP28.
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1/6. 📜NEW PAPER: "Vulnerability and #LossAndDamage following the #COP27 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (@UNFCCC )" from @ccadapt and @angus_naylor looking at how #LossAndDamage intersects with vulnerability thinking.

🔗Read it here:… Image
2/6. The paper highlights how although the creation of a Transitional Committee to operationalise funding for #LossAndDamage at #COP27 could prove a seminal moment for the @UNFCCC...
3/6. In the context of #LossAndDamage and wider climate financing, discourses of vulnerability and mechanisms and indices for appraising the impacts of #ClimateChange remain unfit for purpose.
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LIVE: Opening of 152nd WHO Executive Board meeting…
"Three years ago today, I declared a public health emergency of international concern over the global spread of #COVID19 – the highest level of alarm under the International Health Regulations, and for the moment, the only level of alarm"-@DrTedros #EB152
@DrTedros "As you know, on Friday the Emergency Committee met to consider whether that remains the case. The committee has advised me that in its view, #COVID19 remains a global health emergency, and I agree"-@DrTedros #EB152
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Today, ISD and @caadcoalition launched a new flagship report on disinformation and the climate crisis, unpacking the narratives and tactics that emerged around the COP27 summit in Nov. 🌍🔥🚨

A🧵of key findings, and what we can do in response, below.…
@caadcoalition First, we found the increasing centrality of an 'anti-woke agenda' around climate. Accounts following the 50 top climate misinformers on Twitter were engaging w/ a broad conservative agenda, for which climate has become a key talking point, according to mapping by @Graphika_NYC. Image
@caadcoalition @Graphika_NYC Just 12 of these 'misinfo influencers'– known for sharing sceptic/delayist/denialist content on Twitter– garnered more than 343k shares on 388 climate-themed posts around #COP27. Nine of the 12 are verified accounts w/ followers ranging from 65k to 1.9m.…
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🧵 @bmngabirano1, de @Afsafrica, la plus grande association africaine qui représente plus de 200 millions de paysans et d’autochtones, appelle à la transition agro-écologique à l’échelle du continent et propose 5 grandes mesures pour l’entamer dès maintenant
1. Avec l’aide des sociétés civiles africaine, faire pression sur les gouvernements africains pour mettre en place des politiques publiques favorisant le système alimentaire agro-écologique, basé sur les petits producteurs locaux, dans le respect de leurs traditions.
2. Sortir du modèle de la « Révolution verte » imposé par la @WorldBank et basé sur la privatisation du vivant et le modèle agro-chimique qui réduit la souveraineté alimentaire, la valeur nutritionnelle des aliments et la résilience à la crise climatique.…
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🧵PART 1🧵
SELLING-OUT #AmericanTaxpayer's
¬RUSH COAL phase-out
¬PUSH invest in EVs/renewables
¬US commit $100B
¬Honor OLD #ClimateChange Agreements
@WEF @WHO want #Democrat POWER GRAB of #AMERICA
#KlausSchwab of #WEF
Violates #InalienableRights
ForcedGunControl #Biden's
#ExecutiveOrder 14067
Using Race/Bias/Belief/Credit
a Subjective
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Meet our activists in Colombia! The collective
@ciencia_local is our sister group in Colombia.

In November 2022 they held actions in Bogota and Casanare, calling for the release of our activists imprisoned in Germany and denouncing the lies and deceit of politicians at #COP27. Image
Voice of Colombia: "Politicians have to accept that political power is useless in the face of the climate crisis, only if scientific criteria are taken into account in the decisions of the states, it is possible to improve the future of humanity".
More than 200 environmental activists were murdered in Colombia in 2022. A dramatic reality in the global south: The voices of activists are silenced by threats, persecution and death. But this situation does not stop climate activism, because the emergency transcends generations Image
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🛰️AquaSwitch Report📡

Did you know that 7% of global carbon emissions come from road #freight transportation? 🚚

And that @Tesla's Semi truck has almost 2x the range of its competitors?

A short🧵 on the up-and-coming disruption of trucking courtesy of @elonmusk Image
1/ Trucking needs disruption 🚚💥

7% of global carbon emissions come from road freight transportation, aka trucking.

This is comparable to that of the global aviation industry, and arguably much easier to #decarbonise.

Data courtesy of @OurWorldInData Image
2/ Tesla are NOT the first 🥇

Improvements in battery #tech have gone leaps and bounds, to the point where traditional trucking companies like:

and new ones:

have all released their own electric trucks ⚡🔋 Image
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Voices from Global South: meet our activists in Tanzania!
SR activists from the Global South are first hand witnesses of the consequences of the criminal policies that produced & keep worsening the #ClimateCrisis, and they are speaking loud against them! (1/7)
Just between October and November 2022, they organized numerous actions and demonstrations to bring Global South voices to the #COP27 table. (2/7)
They protested in the streets of Dar es Salaam with the coalition #UniteAgainstClimateFailure to call out world leaders on their deadly inaction and demand reparation for #LossAndDamage. (3/7)
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Here is my take on #COP27 outcome(s) on #climate #mitigation based mostly on fieldnotes from COP, focussing on #FossilFuels, #JustTransition & #equity/ambition dichotomy.@TheIndiaForum @girmanipal @CentreMarcBloch @FU_Berlin @NavrozDubash @ClimateDiplo 1/8…
I argue, "Despite alarming evidence about the pace of cc, #COP27 failed to raise mitigation ambition. While the 1.5°C limit was salvaged in the end, the lack of consensus on fossil fuel phase-down/phase-out scuttled the possibility of meaningful action in the coming years." 2/8
Not only are #industrialized countries' mitigation commitments grossly insufficient to meet the 1.5°C limit, their efforts to sidestep their pre-2020 commitments, Paris decisions & delink developing countries' mitigation efforts from #climatefinance dilute #equity. 3/8
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Yesterdays Energy Council tells a depressing story about the EU and energy.

80% of debate dedicated to a solution every expert says doesn't work: gas price cap

And 20% dedicated to a solution that works and then not agree to it: cutting gas demand

But its not the whole story🧵
Simone here sums up rather well why the gas price cap won't solve Europe's energy problems
What makes things worse is that Energy Ministers failed to agree to raise renewables ambition by 2030 to 45% which would have taken another 118 bcm bite out of EU gas consumption by 2030:…
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Honored to be cited by @iandenisjohnson @NewYorker:…

"Andrew Erickson, a professor @NavalWarCollege & a visiting professor at @Harvard, said he’s seen no evidence that #China..."

For further background, see:…
...wants to reciprocate, citing #China’s refusal to discuss meaningful arms control. “I don’t see a basis for deep coöperation” with #Xi’s China, Erickson said. “I’m sad to say that.”…

KEY: In what areas is the #PRC under Xi willing to accommodate the US?
•To make the first move in doing so?
•Can anyone name one specific example?

Moreover, in the #PRC under #Xi, is there anything like an equivalent to this high-profile conference @Harvard, w a concluding panel on the subject of “Toward Coexistence 2.0: What Should #CHINA Do?”
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Good Morning America/Ethiopia

All eyes are on Washington DC and the US Africa Summit where Ethiopian PM @AbiyAhmedAli is returning triumphantly, following the Pretoria Peace Agreement of Nov 2nd. THREAD...

Follow for coverage of the day 1 of the summit.
Washington Post >>…
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While diplomats in Egypt were negotiating the #COP27 agreement last month to help poor nations cope with the crippling impact of a warmer planet, one of the biggest US climate disasters in recent years was unfolding in a rural corner of #Pennsylvania: 1/11…

A leak from a 1 5/8-inch vent on a natural gas storage well operated by @EquitransMid was discovered on Nov. 6 and lasted for 13 days, during which more than 1 billion cubic feet of the fossil fuel escaped. 2/11
The primary component of natural gas is #methane, which has a devastating impact on the climate if released directly into the atmosphere where it has more than 80 times the warming power of carbon dioxide in its first two decades. 3/11
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In my latest cover piece for the @etribune magazine, @ashoswai describes the loss and damage fund, agreed at #COP27, as another hollow promise. There are very few quantitative pledges.
More:… | #ClimateJustice | #Climatechange
“Developing countries need to come together and mount pressure on the big polluters to reduce emissions,” says @ashoswai

More in my cover piece:… | #Climatejustice | #Climatechange |
“The agreement at #COP27 to create a loss & damage fund is a moral victory for the Global South, but for all practical purposes, it doesn't mean much. We’ve been hearing about similar #climate funds since 2009, says @ashoswai

More in my cover piece:…
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1/5 As part of its efforts to protect the environment, restore biodiversity, and support local ecosystems, @Earthbanc planted 10,000 trees at a selected location in western Germany.

#climatenews #climateaction #netzero #carbonmarkets #fintech #climate #reforestation #COP27
2/5 The tree planting for ERGO Group AG was developed in partnership with, which has a user base of over 420,000 and growing.
3/5 A tree planting program has a multi-fold impact on the environment, which reduces the effects of climate change, sequesters carbon dioxide, provides biodiversity benefits, reduces soil erosion and improves water quality runoff.
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🧡 19 people are appearing in court today to face charges associated with #M25 and art actions as the group continues to demand that the government halts all new oil and gas licences and consents.

#FossilFuels #ClimateCrisis #COP27 #A22Network #UK #Climate
Amy-Rose, 20, from Bromley, appearing at South Crown Court today said:

“If you feel outraged by the actions of Just Stop Oil supporters, ask yourself how things have got to this point? Imagine how you would feel if it was your son or daughter locked away for doing what's right”
⚖️ Hannah Hunt, 23 and Eben Lazarus, 22, both from Brighton are at Westminster Magistrates Court to face trial.

🖼 They glued onto the frame of Constable’s Hay Wain at the National Gallery in London after covering it with a reimagined version in support of Just Stop Oil.
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