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On March 26 2020 the Club of Rome published an open letter: Call to Action from the Planetary Emergency Partnership*: Emerging from the Planetary Emergency and partnering between People and Nature"

clubofrome.org/impact-hubs/cl…
"#Covid19 has shown us that overnight transformational change is possible. A different world, a different economy is suddenly dawning."

The transformational change consists of a multi-pronged global transformation. The finalization of nature (#NewDealForNature) & reboot to #4IR.
First signatories to the open letter include Christiana Figueres, Sandrine Dixson (Co-President of The Club of Rome) Kate Raworth, Johan Rockström (#CI), & Hunter Lovins.

#NewDealForNature
#VoiceForThePlanet
#4IR #SmartCities
#TheyMeanBusiness
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Coming up: The #NewDealForNature

The financialization of nature, global in scale.

#COVID19 is the omni-solution for the implementation of all ruling class "solutions" & desires. The further consolidation of power. The theft of nature.

#GND #GGND #ecofascism #biofascism
"The #COVID19 crisis shows us that it is possible to make transformational changes overnight... a different world with a different economy... But there is also a strong business case for using this crisis to usher in #global systemic change."

project-syndicate.org/commentary/cov…
The financialization of #nature has been in the works for well over the last decade. This is a complete transformation of the global economic system. Some key players for now ramping up it's implementation are identified in the accounts tagged by the Natural Capital Coalition.
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Greta™

In reality, the trademark should be property of those that created the brand. Namely, We Mean Business in partnership with the #UN & partner, World Economic Forum.

Callum Grieve: We Mean Business architect. Thunberg handler. #Branding expert.

theartofannihilation.com/a-100-trillion…
We Mean Business: 1,176 corporations rep. 24.8 trillion market cap.

Aside from how ridiculous it is to feign disapproval that a #brand created by/serving the most powerful institutions/ corporations on the planet is being misused, I want to touch upon a couple of things.
Jan 29 2020, GT: "I apologize to anyone who has been contacted - and even misled - by this kind of behavior."

Sep 25 2019, GT: "...my clothes, my behaviour and my differences. They come up with every thinkable lie and conspiracy theory."

1) behavior
2) behaviour

#storytelling
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New Deal For Nature picks up speed. Here we have Global Deal for Nature. All language/marketing leads to Global Deal For Billionaires.

"© Copyright Global Deal for Nature, a project of Sustainable Markets Foundation"

globaldealfornature.org
All aboard the Global New Deals for Nature train. #NewDealForNature, Voice for the Planet, Global Deal For Nature. Here we have science is being used as a tool and even a weapon to privatize the commons under the guise of protecting nature, climate & biodiversity.
We are subjected to the branding "United Behind the Science" with a heavy emphasis from the face of the campaign (exploited Thunberg) to "listen to the science". Unite Behind the Science is not meant to protect Earth. It is meant to unleash a new era of privatization & plunder.
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I've been finishing the second volume of "The Manufacturing of Greta Thunberg for Consent" series. As soon as I ventured near social media I was inundated with the Amazon fires messaging.
The World Economic Forum (billionaires club): "...the house is clearly on fire - We need to scale solutions now if we have any chance of saving it."

Corporations burning forests for palm oil: not frightening.
Forest fires: frightening.

weforum.org/agenda/2019/08…
Only the markets can save us.

Certification schemes. Green Bonds. A "New Deal For Nature". We need momentum. We need that "Paris moment".
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Everything wrong with inauthentic environmental messaging in three quotes.

1. Struggling to stay on the awkward ecosystem services message, #IPBES chairman dismisses pending extinction of a million species as a side issue to human wellbeing.
I don't believe for a second that Watson actually thinks this. This disaster of a quote is the result of trying to "message" the mass extinction crisis via an ill-fitting, consultant-designed ecosystem services framework instead of authentically speaking from actual lived values.
Pivoting from long devastating summary of destruction of life on Earth to assertion that real issue is human well-being/wealth, is hard. Watson flubs it terribly.

Hard, because few people on God's green earth think mass extinction is not an existential, ethical crisis in itself.
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Has a 10-fold increase in trade increased energy & material demand?

If we did not trade, it is quite possible that environmental impacts would be worse. No trade may lead to inefficient domestic resource extraction (food) & greatly limit technology.

1/ ipbes.net/news/Media-Rel…
If we did not trade, we would not have rapid price declines in solar or the emergence of electric vehicles. We would probably drive inefficient fuel guzzling 1970 style cars. We would probably have much more inefficient food production, causing biodiversity loss. 2/
That is not to say trade has no impact, but trade is probably an important part of the "solution" particularly related to technological transfer & development. North Korea has very limited trade, & that probably serves as a good (extreme) example of the alternative. 3/
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The biggest and worst news humanity has ever received - the collapse of life on Earth - was revealed by the #IPBES report yesterday. Only two UK newspapers (Guardian and Independent) carried it on their front pages. As for the rest ... you've guessed it. Thread/
That hotbed of republicanism, the "leftwing" Mirror:
The IPBES revelations didn't even make the also-rans at the bottom of the Telegraph's front page
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SCOOP 🚨 @AFP has obtained a draft copy of a forthcoming landmark UN report on #biodiversity

It paints a devastating picture:

- 1 million species face extinction risk
- 75% of land, 40% oceans severely degraded
- 80% rise in resource use in three decades
news.yahoo.com/lost-world-un-…
- 75% of fish stocks over fished or fished to their limits
- Pesticide use doubled in just 13 yrs
- 400 million tonnes of toxic waste dumped into freshwater each year
- 60 billion tonnes extracted from nature each year
#IPBES #biodiversity
- In rich nations protein consumption rose 50% since 1960
- 40% of world lacks access to clean drinking water
- Rich nations use 4x resource per had than poor ones
#IPBES #environment
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