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The developments of the last hours from @OpenAI - the #GPTchat - the craziest chatbot ever, are mind-blowing.

🪡 Brace yourself for what this does for #ClimatePolicy:

I asked it 'what makes good climate legislation'. It answered, in seconds, with machine generated text:

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Ok, I thought, amazing! Though a bit light touch and generic. I pressed 'try again'. Whoa sweet baby! It gave me multi-sectoral approach! affected commuties! Science based! Coordination! Transparency!
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How much can we push it for actual policy measures?! Let's inquire about incentives for renewable energy.
Ready?! I'm not sure you are:
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Swiss #multinationals are responsible for at least 2-3% of global greenhouse gas emissions, if indirect emissions are taken into account. These numbers are similar to Brasil, Japan or Indonesia, despite Switzerland’s comparatively small population and size. 🧵
According to a @McKinsey study, greenhouse gas emissions directly controlled by multinational enterprises in🇨🇭are 7 to 10 times higher than the country’s domestic emissions. And that’s without including the emissions along these enterprises’ value chain. Here’s how 👇
In relation to its size, Switzerland is among the countries with the highest climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Externalising negative consequences of its wealth has been a part of the “Swiss business model” for a long time.
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🚨 NEW CARBON TAXES INCOMING 🚨

A LOT of countries have been making noises about introducing new or reformed carbon taxes 💷 of late. Including...THREAD. 1/6.
AUSTRIA

Starting July 1, Austrians will pay a new #carbontax of 30 euros (approximately $33) per ton of CO2 — a cost that’s likely to be added to consumer bills by companies. That amounts to 55 euros ($60) per ton in 2025. 2/6.
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THE USA

According to the @WSJ, the American Petroleum Institute has drafted a proposal urging #Congress to adopt a carbon tax. The proposal suggests rebating some of the revenue collected to households & investing the rest of the money in new tech. 3/6.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/09/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/11/09/dai…
Structure of a ‘promiscuous’ protein will help scientists design better drugs

phys.org/news/2021-11-p…

#GutProtein #MolecularStructure #DrugDevelopment #DrugAbsorption #ResearchResults
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2/Thorsten Klose-Zuber , head of #climatepolicy, economy and society at ZUG, on behalf of International Climate Initiative @iki_bmu, live from the German Delegation at #COP26, highlighting that we face multiple crises, and we cannot tackle them without #nature and #ecosystems
3/ Thorsten Klose-Zuber points out the need to upscale activities in #agriculture and #landuse, and the increasing importance of #NatureBasedSolutions. Within the @iki_bmu #Ecosystem-based #Adaptation is a priority. learn more in their new factsheets international-climate-initiative.com/en/news/articl…
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There are many avenues you can take to pursue #climateaction at the intersection of the arts, science and society.

The first step to sanity and impact? Realize the prismatic #climatecrisis has many facets. Cutting vulnerability? Huge. Cutting emissions? Huge. Pick one.⤵️
2. I guarantee there is one issue or problem at the interface between climate and society that suits your passions and skills best. Energy innovation? Vulnerability reduction? Community building? Political engagement? Global? Local? Glocal? All are needed. Choose your sweet spot.
3. Are you an artist, a musician, a coder, a writer, a teacher, a comedian? Take on a target and start to apply your craft or art. Here's @RollieWilliams on #carbonoffsets and the bathtub effect: pscp.tv/Revkin/1BdGYYj… #climatecomedy
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Now virtually attending @theNASEM workshop on #Sustainability science- input to the 2021 #NobelPrize Summit “Our Planet, Our Future." Register to watch livestream below. Some highlights to follow over next 3 days #Thread
"Autocracies don't publish much data," says @MarshallBBurke. Do existing methods reinforce existing problematic power structures & unsustainable patterns? Given data gaps, need more ways to measure at scale to be able to shine a light on and potentially address power imbalances.
"Equity is about justice and achieving equality of outcomes, so that everyone can see the football match" says @mleach_ids. Seven forms of equity interact to drive how groups experience the world. ImageImage
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What a year! During 2018 @ActOnClimateVic investigated, rallied, promoted, engaged and reported on all things #ClimateImpactsVic and #VicClimateSolutions. A thread, looking back over #2018 1/13
#February2018 We celebrated the first year of the Climate Change Act 3/13
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we're about to start the @LiteFootPrints local community forum:

"Climate Change: Why Should I Care?"

a wonderful lineup of speakers — climate and energy experts, and candidates for #hawthorn at the upcoming state election. #LFForum

i'll be live-tweeting in this thread.
speakers covering perspectives:
• joelle gergis — climate science
• sarah barker — legal
• oliver yates — finance
@markwakeham — community
…in conversation with @VictoriaMcKMcH of @CAN_Australia.
we'll be joined later by three candidates for the upcoming victorian election:
@JohnPesutto@LiberalVictoria
• nicholas bieber — @VictorianGreens
• john kennedy — @VictorianLabor
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