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“We have lost opportunities to listen to you”
Interesting effort by @EmmanuelMacron to rally Central and Eastern Europe audience around his vision for the future of Europe, in a landmark speech @GLOBSEC in Bratislava.
Some highlights 🧵 1/18 Credits: @benjaminhaddad
The Pdt started by highlighting European unity, pushing back the alleged division between “Western/old” and “Eastern/new” Europe, which would “perpetuate the artificial boundary created by the USSR.” With a reference to Kundera, he said that Europe should not be “kidnapped twice”
On 🇷🇺 & 🇺🇦, he recognized some “inconsistencies in our approach”, which failed to deter 🇷🇺 repeated aggressions, hinting at the fact that #NATO guarantees to 🇺🇦 were “too much or too little”, enraging 🇷🇺 by wielding 🇺🇦 membership, while offering weak security guarantees to 🇺🇦.
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How to enhance paleoscience research, collaboration & application in #GlobalSouth? In the latest @PAGES_IPO Magazine, we share the philosophy, functioning & future of @INQUA-funded #pSESYNTH project, building collaborative approaches & communities.… (1/n)
The INQUA-funded multi-year #pSESYNTH project envisions the first multi-disciplinary #Holocene paleo #database through a collective vision for past #SocialEcologicalSystems in the #GlobalSouth, and their future sustainability.
We describe #pSESYNTH, an example of scientific community mobilization & collaboration focused on the #GlobalSouth, i.e. Latin America & the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, & parts of Oceania where researchers have been historically marginalized from international collaborations. (3/n) Image
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Yang begini sebetulnya terjadi di banyak sekali kompleks ruko2 dengan berbagai derajat “minim” sampai level “terlalu”.

Pertama dianggap harmless, tp begitu terjadi segambreng, dampaknya besar sampai ke urusan banjir, genangan, macet, sampah.
Gua gak percaya kalau kota #GlobalSouth macam Jakarta yg beragram banget bisa saklek plek sama aturan tata ruang yg cenderung penyeragaman & simplifikasi.
Sayangnya yg terjadi itu lebih ke negosiasi di belakang dan koruptif. Fungsi penata ruang utk lakukan mediasi gak terjadi.
Ombudsman kita juga gak pny kemampuan atau tenaga atau waktu di soal tata ruang.

Amanat UU Taru Utk utk PPNS juga gak berjalan - itu pun PPNS bukan utk moderasi dan mencari titik temu.

Lbh cocok jika di tiap kecamatan/kota ada divisi “machizukuri” macam di Tokyo.
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If you've followed me a long time, you've seen my transition from a "#linkblogger" (5-15 short hits/day) to an "essay-#blogger" (5-7 articles/week). I'm loving the new mode but returning to linkblogging is also intensely, unexpectedly gratifying:…

1/ A kitchen junk-drawer, full...
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:…

My last #linkblogging foray was so great - and my link-backlog is so large - that I'm doing another one.

Link the first: "Siphon," @xkcd's delightful, whimsical "#physics-how-the-fuck-does-it-work" one-shot (visit the link, the tooltip is great):

3/ XKCD #2775: Siphon. Man: 'W...
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India has been faced with many enigmas since its independence in 1947. One of them was managing relations with foreign nations. #India gained independence during the #ColdWar era. Nonetheless, India has managed to maintain strategic autonomy over the years.

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Perhaps the #Rigvedic hymn “Aano bhadra krtavo yantu vishwatah”, (let noble thoughts come to us from all directions) would be perfect to describe India’s foreign policy prospects in upcoming months of 2023.

Here are the seven events to look for in upcoming months:

1. #G20 Summit
2. #SCO Summit
3. Maneuvering relationship with #China especially Under newly appointed Foreign Minister Qin Gang
4. Dehyphenating the #US and #Russia relationship amid multilateral engagements.

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1/14.📜NEW PAPER: From @AndrewKingClim, @KimtaiJoy, @harrinluke & @ClimateGrose highlights why event attribution is not yet a good way to determine who will receive $$$'s from the #LossAndDamage Fund agreed at #COP27 — An alternative strategy is needed!

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2/14. Key takeaways on why we cant use it include:

1⃣ Climate models primarily simulate processes in the atmosphere and ocean. They don’t directly simulate the #LossAndDamage caused by an extreme weather event such as how many people died due to a heatwave.
3/14. 2⃣ To simulate the effects of an extreme event, such as the loss of life or infrastructure, the exact extent to which weather components such as temperature and rainfall that caused #LossAndDamage need to be known. In some cases, this can be determined...
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#Brazil’s president Lula will be travelling to #China this week and meeting Xi Jinping on Friday.

Why does Lula’s Brazil matter to China? And what are Chinese experts recommending Beijing do in order to strengthen its ties with Brasilia?


▫️ 7 researchers from the Institute of Latin American Studies, which is part of the prestigious Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).

▫️ Lead auhtor: Zhou Zhiwei (周志伟) – Director of the Centre for Brazilian Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). Image

1⃣ Lula’s Brazil is seen as having fundamental political differences with the #UnitedStates.

2⃣ Under Lula, Brazil's diplomatic focus is expected to be reoriented towards the #GlobalSouth and, most importantly, away from the US.
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Democratic Capitalism - Marriage on the Rocks…
"In (the US) three people own more wealth than the bottom half of all Amercan society"
"A system ruled by greed and rigged against ordinary people"

It's OK To Be Angry About Capitalism…
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#RaisinaDialogue2023 | The New High Table: Realigning the #G20 in a Changing World

We are live tweeting the session with @JosepBorrellF, @m_ebrard, @melaniejoly, @MdShahriarAlam, @IndBagchi

Stay tuned for live updates!


.@IndBagchi: This is the only table where the 20 most consequential countries of the world have gathered. It is becoming more consequential as traditional #multilateral systems find themselves in a bind.

#Raisina2023 #RaisinaDialogue2023
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#GlobalSouth: Macron sent a series of signals to French companies ahead of his 18th trip to Africa as President of France: 1) “The French economic world needs to wake up and fight”; 2)“We believed that because we were France, even when we were bad, even when we were⤵️
pricier, even when our financing solutions weren’t as good, we would still be chosen”; 3) “We can’t keep looking down at people”; 4) “It’s not like: We come to your place and do good. We are coming to defend our interests in a way that respects⤵️
the interests of African countries.” Macron's policy recommendations are not enough. To make a difference, there should be a clear French economic diplomacy (embedded in a larger European one), with public-private investments in Africa/Global South.
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Countries in the Global South are sensible and pragmatic, and act in the best interests of their people, unlike Western nations which, today, are acting on ideological impulses and often against the best interests of their people. A 🧵. (1/16)
That's why #China will support #Russia economically but not provide it with weapons. They know Russia can win this war on their own, so long as they are supported economically. China will continue to provide technological assistance/dual use items, such as semiconductors. (2/16)
They will buy huge quantities of pipeline gas, #LNG, and oil, because that is a win-win strategy. China needs to develop #Tibet and #Xinjiang and needs cheap energy; Russia needs money and goods that China can produce cheaply. This partnership has defeated US sanctions. (3/16)
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#GlobalSouth: A large part of the Global South votes for Ukraine in the UN Assembly. This seems to be caused by the exposure of the issue of Russian aggression & the reputational costs associated with it. In practice, the Global South does not join in sanctions against⤵️
Russia and does not provide military aid to Ukraine. The self-exclusion of those from Asia, Africa and South America from international efforts to stop Russian aggression stems from biases inherent in the construction of global politics:⤵️
1) anti-Americanism (revolving around critical perceptions of respect of int law during military actions in Iraq, Libya or Serbia); 2) anti-colonialism (the fact that Europe & the US were involved in colonialism seen through the imagery of slavery, involving the African pop);⤵️
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🇺🇦 Ahead of the anniversary of the full-scale invasion of #Ukraine by #Russia on February 24, we are preparing even more special coverage and analyses of the #war.

🔎 Follow this thread, so you don't miss anything out from FRANCE 24's #Ukraine1YearOn 👇
🇺🇦🎓 Since #Russia began its #invasion of #Ukraine, thousands of Ukrainian refugees have enrolled in the French school system. As they adapt to their new daily routine, their teachers look back at their integration.

@larabullens has the story ⤵️
@larabullens 🇺🇦 One year on, the people of #Kharkiv are still living under the constant threat of #Russian missile strikes.

"We got bombed yesterday, and the day before yesterday, and the day before too," Anastasia tells our reporter @Chebilink.

#Ukraine1YearOn 👇
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#GlobalSouth: The West has communicated ineffectively about the Russian war against Ukraine in the Global South. 1) Scholz's recent meeting with Lula gave another evidence of that. Instead of supporting Ukraine, Brazil has proposed establishing a club of "neutral & non-aligned⤵️
nations", made up of Brazil, China, India and Indonesia to seek a peaceful solution to the military conflict. 2) None of these countries support sanctions or the provision of military support to Ukraine. 3) Although the West has learned to orchestrate & coordinate a common ⤵️
front against Russian aggression, it has completely ignored the dissemination of the undistorted narrative of events in Ukraine. 4) After almost a year of war, Western leaders are not understood beyond Western borders. 5) With access to markets in the Global South, Russia can⤵️
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#GlobalSouth: The Russian MFA has sided with India against the BBC documentary critical towards to India's PM Modi. The British broadcaster was accused of "propaganda" that would target not only Russia, but also "other centers of global power".⤵️
It is obvious that Russia is feeding Indian nationalism by persuading it to position itself as a "global pole" of power in a multipolar international. As India emerges as the world's third largest economy (by 2027) and the first most populous country (by 2027),⤵️
Russia will intensify bilateral ties with New Delhi. MFA Lavrov will visit India to participate in the G20 meeting at the MFA level at the beginning of March.
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Declassified: #Khan says #West plants corruption, feeds on #GlobalSouth

A new Declassified report revealed information regarding a documentary about Pakistani former Prime Minister Imran Khan, titled Behind Closed Doors.
The significance of the following statements increases given that the documentary was initially filmed while Khan was still in office.
The report emphasized that Khan, in the documentary, claimed that the collective West sought to rob the Global South of its resources and, contrary to popular opinion, has no intention of putting an end to corruption but is rather fueling it.
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#GlobalSouth: EU's diplomacy chief visits South Africa as part of the preparations for the future South Africa-EU summit. Borrell stressed that the summit will outline some strategic objectives in the field of raw material value chains and cooperation in the field of ⤵️
renewable hydrogen, among others. Borrell's visit follows Lavrov's trip to South Africa, in preparation for the Russia-Africa summit in July 2023. Although South Africa is the main EU trader on the African continent (Economic Partnership Agreement), Russia and China are ⤵️
closer in strategic terms due to links through BRICS. The EU will be forced to offer more "carrots" if it wants to become more attractive to South Africa. The power contestation between the West, on the one hand, and Russia and China, on the other, ⤵️
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Lützerath lives! The world is watching and fighting for #climatejustice!

The village of #Lützerath, in Germany has become a crystallization point in the global fight against coal and other #fossilfuels.

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(2/9) It is on the brink of the biggest coal mines in Europe which are owned by the biggest #CO2 emitter in Europe, the fossil fuel megacompany #RWE.
(3/9) The village was occupied by climate activists for 2,5 years to stop RWE from digging the coal under Lützerath in solidarity with the fights of indigenous and most affected people in the #GlobalSouth
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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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1/30.📢NEW BRIEF: “What happened at #COP27 on #LossAndDamage and what comes next?” which details #COP27’s outcomes on issues related to #LossAndDamage and ways forward as we look to #SB58 and #COP28.

Full brief here:…

See some key takeaways below🔽 Image
2/30. Ahead of #COP27 the key issues that were expected to be discussed included:

1⃣Establishing a #LossAndDamage finance facility (or fund);

2⃣The operationalisation of #SantiagoNetwork for #LossAndDamage;
3⃣The integration of #LossAndDamage into the New Collective Quantified Goal (NCQG) on #ClimateFinance;

4⃣The inclusion of #LossAndDamage in discussions under the #GlobalStocktake of the #ParisAgreement;
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1/12.📜NEW TEXT: Good morning, the new text on “funding arrangements for #LossAndDamage” was released last night. As it stands the proposal of the G77 & China is not reflected and we are extremely concerned with the use of the term “funding arrangements” this is why.🧵
2/12. See the new “Draft negotiating texts” here under the 8f drop down here:…
3/12. The G77 and China have tabled a very detailed proposal for a fund designated as an “operating entity” of the financial mechanism of the @UNFCCC, but the current text uses the term “fund as part of new and enhanced funding arrangements".
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The Earth’s climate is in crisis, and we must act now. During #COP27, world leaders are discussing how to address the challenges posed by #climatechange. A new Focus issue by @NatureHumBehav and @NatureClimate highlights the role of human behaviour in adaptation & mitigation. 🧵 Image
In 12 original pieces, our authors discuss some of the aspects that are central for mitigation of and adaptation to #climatechange. We have also curated a collection of research articles from across @NaturePortfolio:…
Our two editorials offer an introduction and an overview of all pieces.

Editorial in @NatureHumBehav:…
Editorial in @NatureClimate:…
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