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Looking forward to hearing this authoritative panel taking a deep dive into the #Budget2021 announcements #DodsInsights
First @LauraHutch_Dods reminds attendees of the Chancellor’s 3️⃣ key priorities in #Budget2021: doing “whatever it takes” to support businesses & people through #Coronavirus, fixing public finances & beginning to build the future economy #DodsInsights
First, @dodsmonitoring consultant @MariaBusca reviews the economic context - The 🇬🇧 has shrunk by almost 10% & #Coronavirus lockdown is still in effect. However, OBR predicts a faster recovery than previously predicted & unemployment is lower than expected #DodsInsights
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The Biden-Harris administration has given us one last, best chance to secure a livable climate for the next generation. By rejoining the #ParisAgreement, the US is ready to rejoin the globe and bring some much-needed American leadership to confronting our climate crisis. #OneNYC
For four years, cities like New York have stepped up to fill the void left by the Trump administration. @ClimateMayors @c40cities @usmayors @ICLEI_USA @Mayors4Climate
Now, we stand ready to work with the federal government to invest in the clean energy, resilient infrastructure, and environmental justice that will create jobs, accelerate a green economic recovery, and end the age of fossil fuels for good. #GreenRecovery
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Yesterday we released our independent @CREDS_UK report for the @theCCCuk on industrial decarbonisation policy.

Here are some highlights from our research on policy mechanisms that could be used to achieve #NetZero aligned industrial emissions.

#UKCarbonBudget @SRILeeds

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To evaluate the landscape of current industrial decarbonisation policies, we created a database and timeline documenting around 40 active policies in this area.

The database can be downloaded at: creds.ac.uk/publications/i…

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We also carried out a comprehensive literature review to identify future policy mechanisms - developing a 'typology' of possible instruments to use to reach #NetZero. A simplified version is below:

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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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New analysis for the We Mean Business coalition🌿green recovery plans boost 💷income👩‍🔧employment and 📈GDP *better than return-to-normal stimulus measures* with the added benefit of reducing carbon emissions (1/5) #greenrecovery #buildbackbetter
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In all geographies modelled (global, the EU, Germany, Poland, the UK, USA and India), green recovery plans were found to be more effective than return to normal stimulus approaches that reduce #VAT rates and encourage households to resume #spending (2/5)
The green recovery plans modelled are 5-point plans and include a smaller VAT reduction plus:
Public investment in #energyefficiency and electricity grid upgrades
Subsidies for #wind + #solar
Car scrappage schemes (subsidies only provided to #EVs) Tree planting programmes (3/5)
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Today we announced the first budget of this government in highly trying times for us all. The participation of the @greenparty_ie in government can be seen in what was delivered today, a budget that put the vulnerable first and one that prepares for a green recovery #Budget2021
Today's budget include the following measures.

Social Protection:

- PUP extended to April 1st
- Pension age to stay at 66
- Increasing carers support grant by €150 euros
- Extending parents benefit by further three weeks
- Christmas Bonus to be paid to people on PUP
Housing:
- €5.2bn for Dept of Housing a €773m increase.
- 12,750 new homes to be added to social housing stock
- €110m for Affordable Housing and cost rental schemes.
- €78m for an additional 15,000 households under HAP
- 30% Increase in funding for homelessness services
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“The best way forward is to put politics behind us,” Horgan said as he bailed from the Elections Act & his agreement with Greens & called a snap election. “I struggled mightily w/ this decision & it did not come easily to me.”

When did we hear that before?Oh yeah, #SiteC
#bcpoli
What do you want to bet that Trudeau's "green recovery" includes LNG, ie. fracking? And no, LNG is not greener than coal. That's been long debunked. Beware the greenwash term "clean"! #fossilfuels #cdnpoli #ThroneSpeech #ThroneSpeech2020 #bcpoli
.."Booming #LNG industry could be as bad for climate as coal, experts warn" theguardian.com/environment/20…

'Clean' natural gas is actually the new coal, report says"
cbc.ca/news/business/…

#cdnpoli #ThroneSpeech #ThroneSpeech2020 #bcpoli #fossilfuels #climatechange #GreenRecovery
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1/10 Tomorrow, @EU_Commission President @vonderleyen will make her 1st #SOTEU speech. The #VdLCommission’s been off to a good start with an ambitious #green agenda & the #EUGreenDeal, but the real test of her green credentials is yet to come...
2/10 Our #EU experts @manondf + @Pieter_de_Pous will be live-tweeting highlights during tomorrow’s #SOTEU speech at 9:00AM CEST.

If you’re interested in #euclimate be sure to follow along! In the meantime, here are some major areas we’ll be looking out for 🧐👇
3/10 Pressure by many including @Fridays4future and a #Green wave during last year’s @Europarl_EN elections left @vonderleyen with little alternative than to elevate the #green agenda to unprecedented prominence.

e3g.org/publications/t… #SOTEU @QuentinGenard
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The @bankofengland wrote to us. Tell us what you think?

They said:

“The Bank considers climate change to be one of the biggest priorities we must look to address in our work. However, we also have responsibilities to the people of the United Kingdom in helping support the...
economy through this current worrying period. It is the economy which supports their jobs and livelihoods right now. When the short term pressures of the pandemic abate, we will refocus on the important work we have been doing on climate change that fall under our...
responsibilities. We are at the forefront of central banks’ global work on tackling climate change.”

We were NOT impressed. We can address the current economic crisis BY tackling the climate crisis! We will be back at the @bankofengland demanding an end to fossil fuel bailouts
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Great to see ADE members @WeAreInstaGroup showing @beisgovuk Secretary of State @AlokSharma_RDG how industry is gearing up to deliver the Green Homes Grant scheme that will create jobs and boost skills as part of the #GreenRecovery 1/3
For the Green Homes Grant to be the start of a longer term drive to retrofit our buildings to be #netzero, customers must have confidence and see this work for them, in their 🏠. With @TrustMarkUK and @McsCertified underpinning the scheme, quality assurance is at the ❤️ 2/3
But let's not stop there- increasing ambition on efficiency standards in areas including the Private Rented Sector can help turn jobs created through the scheme into prosperous green careers. Onwards! 3/3
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There is a huge amount of false and misleading information about #HS2 on social media. Below is a myth buster thread which corrects some of the most repeated misconceptions about the project…
Myth 1: ‘HS2 only saves 20 minutes to #Birmingham’. FACT: #HS2 services will call at 25 stations in England and Scotland connecting 30 million people. It also frees up space on the existing network for more frequent stopping local services benefiting those who may never use HS2.
HS2’s budget is spread over 30 years and evens out at less than the annual roads budget. We will support 30,000 jobs at least 2,000 of which will be apprenticeships. The arrival of #HS2 is spearheading economic growth and is expected to create nearly 500,000 jobs around stations.
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What is the role of climate action in the #EUCO deal? 🌍💡A thread 👇
#EUGreenDeal #GreenRecovery
1a. An overall climate target of 30% will apply to the total amount of expenditure from the EU budget and NextGenerationEU. As we have argued before, this target should be handled carefully, as anticipated contributions to climate-related spending are likely to be overstated.
1b. The EUCO faces this issue by: i) Asking the EC to develop an effective methodology for monitoring climate-spending and its performance; ii) Asking the EC to report annually on climate expenditure.
bruegel.org/2020/01/a-tril…
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This past week Biden gave a major speech about his plan to put fighting #ClimateChange at the center of America's post-Covid recovery.

Foolishly I assumed that the Sunday shows would have discussed this speech today.

How stupid of me. They didn't even mention it.

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Usually when my research assistant tells me that the broadcast news has failed to cover a climate story, I will do back-channel outreach and then, if that's ignored, @EndClimtSilence will take to Twitter to call out anchors and producers for their climate silence.

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But I'm not going to do that today. I am exhausted. And I am filled with a sense of foreboding, since I've seen this happen before.

When I was first active on Twitter, I wrote a thread about attending a 2015 speech Hillary Clinton gave about climate & manufacturing.👇

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"Governments are spending vastly more in support of fossil fuels than on low-carbon energy in rescue packages triggered by the #COVID19 crisis"
If Europe's "#GreenRecovery" is a hoax, it's also a missed opportunity (1/3) 👎theguardian.com/environment/20…
2/3 - Focus on short-term recovery and 'saving' our out-dated energy system neglects the additional social benefits of clean energy: reduced #airpollution; energy sovereignty; clean #jobs; system #resilience and local value chain creation
3/3 - Governments need to #BuildBackBetter with strong policies for #renewables & #energyefficiency: priority dispatch, use of renewable electricity over #fossilfuels, boosting shares of renewable heat.
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#SriAgenda abt to start 💥 #July14 at 3pm CEST

Parliamentary Report Launch: Financing #climateaction w/ positive #socialimpact: how banks can support a #justtransition in the UK "@APPGSustFin
zoom.us/webinar/regist…

#sustainablefinance @SRI_Natives @SriEvent_It @andytuit
@APPGSustFin @SRI_Natives @SriEvent_It @andytuit #SriAgenda just started 💥 #July14

Parliamentary Report Launch: Financing #climateaction w/ positive #socialimpact: how banks can support a #justtransition in the UK "@APPGSustFin
zoom.us/webinar/regist…

#SustainableFinance #JustTransition
@APPGSustFin @SRI_Natives @SriEvent_It @andytuit here are the hashtags to join the conversation on Twitter, @PollyBillington just said in her opening remarks

#JustTransition
#SustainableFinance

(no doubt 😎)
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@FinComSlavery @SRI_Natives @SriEvent_It @andytuit #SriAgenda just started 💥

welcome speech by H.E. Mr. Christian Wenaweser: feel free to pose your Q also thru Twitter using the hashtag #FinanceAgainstSlavery, he says

#SustainableFinance #ModernSlavery #BizHumanRights #BizHR #sri #esg #responsibleinvestment
@FinComSlavery @SRI_Natives @SriEvent_It @andytuit now H.E. Ms. Katrin Eggenberger is making her speech: the financial sector is key to tackle #modernslavery, last Sep we presented the blueprint of our initiative

#SustainableFinance #BizHumanRights #BizHR #sri #esg #responsibleinvestment #FinanceAgainstSlavery
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#GreenRecovery principle 1/7: Aligning support with the ambitious climate action Canadians need by driving a zero-emission transition that prioritizes the #1o5 global warming scenario. Image
#GreenRecovery principle 2/7: When taxpayer funds are supporting industry, that money needs to have strings attached—let’s safeguard economic stability and secure jobs. Image
#GreenRecovery principle 3/7: Prioritize people. We need to train workers for the green jobs of a sustainable economy as part of a #JustTransition to clean energy. Image
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The ADE welcomes the announcements made in the Chancellor's speech today. And in response, we can share that the energy industry is ready to provide 40,000 green-collar jobs in the next two years. The #GreenRecovery is underway! theade.co.uk/news/press-rel…
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But, America has given up on Gen Z, and they know it. #TheTimeIsNow #GreenRecovery #GreenNewDeal

cnn.com/2020/06/30/opi…
I see this in my classroom (environmental studies). The discussions over the past two years have changed incredibly in comparison with the rest of my 10 or so years of teaching (not to mention all the time that have been a student ... I've been in the clasroom a long time!)
Until two years ago, I've never been in a class where the room as a whole effectively says "what does it matter, if the world's all going to sh*t anway?" The students in my classes are overwhelmingly anxious about their future in a way I have not seen before.
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Our first panel at #PPCBerlin is opening: "Youth Ideas: Shaping the Future of Europe", featuring contributions from:

💶@EIB
🇩🇪@GermanyDiplo
🙋@EngagEU_Project
🇩🇪@IEP_Berlin
We welcome Werner Hoyer, President of the @EIB, to open proceedings on our first panel, who uses the opportunity to highlight our partners in #PPCBerlin:

@EU_H2020 #EuropeforCitizens @MercatorDE @GermanyDiplo #InDivEU @TRACK_EUCO

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"The Green Recovery is the right way forward for Europe for several reasons: fighting #ClimateChange is an obligation, 93% of people want it, it makes sense economically: this market will grow 10% every year"

Werner Hoyer from @EIB outlines the importance of #GreenRecovery
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🔊Hear Hear! 🔊 As the @theCCCuk says - The number 1 #GreenRecovery priority for Government must be backing a national buildings renovation programme:
Better buildings will create a whopping 50k real quantifiable green-collar jobs in the next two years and ~200k by 2050, as shown by @eeiguk and hnic.uk
Better buildings will predominantly create jobs outside of the South-East – putting decarbonisation to work to level up our regions, as @ECIU_UK have found eciu.net/news-and-event…
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