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Jeff Bezos's $10 billion philanthropy — the Bezos Earth Fund — is now a lot more public-facing.

Now on social @BezosEarthFund and on the World Wide Web. Here's its manifesto.

bezosearthfund.org
Jeff Bezos is the chair of the Earth Fund.

Lauren Sanchez, his girlfriend, is the vice-chair.

And here are its five policy priorities.
If you discover anything interesting on this website, my DMs are ... open.
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This thread will follow Feb 5 2021 thread [India
#FarmersProtests Goes Vogue] exploring sudden #celebrity uptake - as gov't struggled to contain #resistance.

Here we can study #GlobalCitizen & structure/mechanisms of such NGOs, financed to serve corporate/imperial interests. ImageImageImageImage
#GlobalCitizen model: nurturing of #celebrity worship as a "pop & policy" model to harvest/exploit targeted youth demographic. Via partnerships w/ #Rihanna, celebrities, influencers, athletes, - it intends to become world's "leading international voice, educator, & influencer". ImageImageImageImage
#GlobalCitizen is the Global Poverty Project, Inc.
UK: "We are a sub recipient of funding from the #Gates Foundation (via Global Poverty Project Inc)."

2019: $8,445,887.00 "To mobilize global public support for the Sustainable Development Goals" #SDGs

gatesfoundation.org/search#q/k=Glo… ImageImageImageImage
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A major partner of The Climate Group #ClimateWeekNYC, (attributed to Callum Grieve) is #GlobalCitizen which targets/captures youth demographic. For Climate Week 2020, the film "Imagine for 1 Minute" was released - featuring #Thunberg w/ #Pope, & others.

globalcitizen.org/en/content/gre…
So let's take a quick look at #GlobalCitizen & the film.

"Reward points" for actions - marketed as #activism.

Founded by Hugh Evans, partners include #Forbes, #Gates Foundation, #CocaCola, Johnson & Johnson, P&G, Citi, Cisco, Verizon. #UN #WHO #SDGs

globalcitizen.org/en/partners/
Global Citizen advisory boards: #UK, #Australia, Southern & East #Africa, #Nigeria & #Canada. Corporations/ institutions represented on Global Advisory Board includes #Bridgewater, Gates Foundation, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, CVC Capital, etc.:

globalcitizen.org/en/about/who-w…
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#WEF & Prince of Wales: The Green Horizon Summit: Nov. 9-11 2020. Attended by 2500. Led by 100+ corporate & climate "leaders" including "Prince" Charles, UN's Guterres, Lagarde, Carney, BlackRock, etc.

#GreatReset
#FinancializationOfNature
#SavingCapitalism

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Let's start w/ the ruling class imperative to rebrand #capitalism (Oct, 23, 2020) - in order to save it.

Schwab: "At the forefront [we need] to create a new model,
a new concept, a new definition of capitalism...

Schwab, continued: "the old definition comprises only financial capital. But actually human & social capital, [] & of course natural capital - is as important as financial capital."

#GreatReset

#CorporateCoup of the #Commons

#NewDealForNature

#VoiceForThePlanet
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Hey, this webinar on climate media is running right now - w/ @Revkin, @maxboykoff, @DoctorVive, @egawthrop et al.

HT @media_climate for the link! #ClimateWeekNYC (go follow them for really valuable data on climate media from MeCCO)

I'll be present at @OsloMet's 'Improving climate journalism' conference in a few weeks by the way, on Australian media responses to youth climate strikes -->> oslomet.no/en/about/event…
Dig into @media_climate's database here, by the way - it is really quite an impressive and unique repository tracking the volume of attention paid to the most important issue in the world

sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/icecaps/resear…
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@fossiltreaty @SRI_Natives @SriEvent_It @CsrEvent @andytuit despite the #climateemergency, the world continues to expand the production of #fossilfuels, says @Tzeporah, adding that in the #ParisAgreement the words 'coal gas oil fossil fuels' don't even appear

#fossilfueltreaty #climateweeknyc #climatecrisis #fossiltreaty ImageImage
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Augh, two excellent #ClimateWeekNYC events clashing....@CarbonBubble on oil companies and assessing their climate promises + @CA_Latest on medium and long term climate targets and how they'll play out pre-COP26.

climateweeknyc.org/event/walking-…

climateweeknyc.org/event/long-and…
Interesting point from @CarbonBubble's event at #ClimateWeek - Oil and gas executives have incentives to reduce emissions, but also incentives to increase exploration and extraction. They're pulled in two directions
Nice summary of two different types of Paris targets - long term plans, and shorter term (NDCs) plans, and how they're meant to change, in @CA_Latest #ClimateWeek Image
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We’re live at #ClimateWeekNYC! Our “Cities Lead: Phasing Out Fossil Fuels” event is happening 2-3:30pm ET today. Follow along here as we hear from local leaders who are using regulatory policies to stop the growth of the fossil fuel industry. #SAFECities Image
It’s not too late to join our #ClimateWeekNYC event to hear from city and county council members about the growing strategy of using local regulatory policies to phase out fossil fuels and push for a clean energy future. Join us NOW: facebook.com/watch/?v=31369… #SAFECities
Local leaders from U.S. & Canada will speak at #ClimateWeekNYC to share #SAFECities strategies to use regulatory policies to phase out fossil fuels:

@cdavilavote of Berkeley CA
@ElectRyanDorsey of Baltimore MD
@andreareimer of Vancouver BC
@DaveUpthegrove of King County, WA
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Today, @ColumbiaUEnergy releases Energizing America w/@ITIFdc, a roadmap to kickstart a U.S. federal clean energy innovation policy agenda, increase federal funding for energy RD&D, decarbonize the global economy and address #climatechange: bit.ly/energizingamer….
In Energizing America, authors @vsiv @colin_cunliff @ProfDavidHart @CarbonWrangler & David Sandalow offer a detailed roadmap to dramatically increase U.S. federal funding for energy RD&D across ten Technology Pillars, elevating energy innovation as a core national priority
Raising annual federal investment to $25 billion by 2025 can jumpstart private innovation and sustain one million jobs over the long run, investments that can speed clean energy transitions around the world and build advanced energy industries in the U.S.: bit.ly/energizingamer…
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We'll be live tweeting soon: #ClimateWeekNYC workshop on Climate Activism docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/9a5b93_898…
We begin with a soulful acknowledgement by workshop leader Cecilia Lim of the land and the original inhabitants of New York City - the Lenape
We have an anti-oppression framework and a practice of deep listening.

We’ve learned to feel better than or worse than other people.

Healing, from our perspective, involves emoting, for example crying and laughing.
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The organising, informing, showcasing and commitment making at #ClimateWeekNYC is carrying on and the @ClimateCLG team will be hard at work contributing, but I'm stepping out and heading home and thought I'd jot down a few reflections 1/n
First up, it's worth noting that given a call to do more, raise ambition, face up to the climate challenge, then actors across the world have responded. 2/n
Countries have committed to raising their climate targets, they have pledged more money to fund resilience and the climate transition, they have set exit dates for coal and deadlines for hitting net zero. 3/n
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Closing perspective on U.S. Back in Paris: Ending U.S. Greed and Isolationism #ClimateWeekNYC
I grew up loving the US. As I became aware of what we did in Vietnam, and as I learned more about the civil rights movement, I feel conflicted.

On the one hand, a model of press & religious freedoms. But this country was built on stolen land, genocide, enslavement, imperialism.
It's easy to feel shame about being a US-er, but shame can distort and limit us as environmental activists.

I think we should all work to love the US, and the people in this country.

But I'm furious, and we need to be angry.
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Starting now: U.S. Back in Paris: Ending U.S. Greed and Isolationism. Thanks @NewEconomyNYC for sponsoring! We'll be live-tweeting til noon #ClimateWeekNYC

Flyer: docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/9a5b93_73a…
@NewEconomyNYC We begin with a land acknowledgement, recognize the centuries of the Lenape people living on and caring for this land
@NewEconomyNYC We will talk about how the same systems that had a devastating impact on these people are the systems having a devastating impact on the earth.

These systems affect our ability to feel good about ourselves, to think, to do our work.
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Workshop begins on "Backing #Women and #Girls to Lead in #SustainableAgriculture" #ClimateWeekNYC
There were people, particularly women and girls, on this land for 1000s of years. Some are still here, and we thank them for the caring of the land that they have done.
We are glad to have participants from @CAREGlobal, @nature_org, @girlscouts, US State Dept office of Global Food Security, and so many from around the world working on #UNSDGs
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Yesterday, at an interesting #ClimateWeekNYC panel on fighting denial (organized by @ColumbiaClimate, @Sallan_Found, @earthinstitute, & @ClimSciDefense) @jeffnesbit made some excellent points I want to circulate.

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First point: Nesbit reported that his research shows that trying to inoculate teenagers against tobacco advertising by telling them that smoking will make them die before their time doesn't work. But....

2/n
Telling teenagers that they're being targeted and manipulated by tobacco companies who are shamelessly trying to addict them actually *does* make them much less likely to take up smoking.

3/n
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