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Getting the whole world to #netzero #GHGs rapidly is going to be incredibly difficult. But given how strong and organized the #climateopposition is, we must distinguish #thesignalfromthenoise on which pathways are the most likely to succeed. A 🧵 on how I think about this 1/14
2/ First, we cannot rely on social and lifestyle change governed by new paradigms like degrowth to deliver in time for this #climatedecade. But if the movement delivers small reductions in energy or meat consumption, we need it…
3/ #Technologyandpolicy (and politics) need to do the heavy lifting. Can they deliver? Yes, but to effectively channel our efforts and fight off the opposition, we need to distinguish between main courses, side dishes and poison pills (frequently buried in the side dishes)
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#Sustainable Alternative Futures for #India (SAFARI) is a user-interactive scenario development tool developed by #CSTEP.

#ClimateEmergency #ClimateAction #Climate #CSTEP
The #SAFARImodel helps simulate long-term pathways where #development goals AND #ClimateAction are achieved synergistically.

#ClimateEmergency #Climate #CSTEP @ConnectSDGs #COP26 #SDGs @UN
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#BREAKING Draft COP26 text urges nations to speed up emissions goals by 2022
#UPDATE A draft text at the COP26 climate summit urged countries Wednesday to revisit their emissions cutting goals by the end of 2022, three years ahead of schedule, after data showed current plans were far from limiting heating to 1.5C
#UPDATE A draft #COP26 climate summit text on Wednesday urged countries to boost their #emissions cutting goals by 2022 -- three years earlier than planned -- as British PM Boris Johnson dashed back to Glasgow to check the pulse of negotiations
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1. For all readers who don't warm to the idea of future palm-fringed beaches in the Arctic, I wrote an explainer about COP26, climate change, and why we need to do more.

🧵 The start of a thread.

➡️ RT

#COP26 #climate #ClimateCrisis

2/12. Current policies set us on track to about 2.7°C or 2.9°C of warming by the end of this century, a disastrous cause to a world where you don't want your children to live.


#COP26Glasgow #news #environment…

3/12. This graph from Our World in Data shows the global average temperature relative to the average of the period between 1961 and 1990.

These changes are almost all caused by human behavior, especially the burning of fossil fuels and land (ab)use.


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Often misunderstood, even by climate change scholars like @jasonhickel, a 2050 #netzero greenhouse gas emissions is not the global average!

It is two decades earlier than the global average in 1.5C pathways. (1/2)
1.5C pathways with no or limited overshoot reach #netzero CO2 emissions by 2050, and #netzero greenhouse gas emissions around 2070.

A target of #netzero GHG by 2050, like the EU, US, UK, and others, is thus well in advance of the global average.
This year's @UNEP #emissions report gives an overview of global timings of net zero CO2 and total greenhouse gas emissions.

Note the difference of about two decades between the timing of global #netzero CO2 and total GHG emissions. Image
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Which #OECD countries have lowered #electricity #emissions? How did they do it, at what pace, at what price? #COP26

My 5th round of 4-country profiles: #Denmark, #France, #NewZealand, #Slovakia

Include emissions & price averages (AVG) from 24-country sample 4 comparison!

With no hydro resources, Denmark relied on coal & oil and had very high emissions until early 2000s when non-hydro renewables (RE) & gas started to displace coal.
Since then, RE has grown but so has biomass, so that emissions lowered to AVG.
Prices have increased well above AVG.
France reduced emissions intensity by 80% in 11 peak years of nuclear rollout of late-1970s. Went from AVG to very low emissions, maintaining AVG prices.

Emissions have stayed very low with stable nuclear & some hydro, sup. by small non-hydro renewables. Prices remain below AVG.
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Which #OECD countries have lowered #electricity #emissions? How did they do it, at what pace, at what price?

My 4th round of 4-country profiles: #Austria #Finland, #Italy & #USA

For comparison, I now also include price & emissions average (AVG) from full 24-country sample!

First off, Austria, with ample hydro resources (70%), resulting in whole-period low emissions, well below 24-country AVG
Remaining oil & coal now replaced with non-hydro renewables & gas, further lowering emissions
Prices have tracked AVG prices, with increase last 15 years Image
Finland reduced emissions intensity by 70% in 8 years due to nuclear rollout of late-1970s. Went from AVG to low emissions, maintaining below-AVG prices.

Emissions have stayed below AVG with stable nuclear & hydro stable, supplemented by non-hydro renewables recently. Image
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1/ This is a thread on concerns I have with #ESG investing and the role of #markets in a functional, #capitalist #democracy. Warning: it’s long and nothing in here is necessarily original on its own, but I wanted to tie together some thoughts.
2/ At the outset, I want to make clear that the following is my analysis, not my firm’s. If ESG factors matter to you, by all means invest accordingly. I also care about environmental, social and governance issues. My guess is almost everyone does to varying degrees.
3/ Additionally, over the last 5+ years I have invested in firms benefitting from cost declines in renewable power, advised clients to do so and at one point was trying to raise an energy transition fund.
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i'm really cross about gov't propaganda claiming australia "has made good progress in reducing #emissions".

[i added the emojis because the taxpayer funded ad is just so misleading]

everybody knows @AngusTaylorMP & team habitually lie to us, but do you know *how*? 🧵 #auspol
the main source of carbon emissions, and therefore global heating, is burning #FossilFuels — and we've done next to nothing to wean ourselves off them.

putting land management aside for a sec, over the last 15 years (since FY2005) australia's emissions have dropped by only 2.9%.
sure, we've made decent progress reducing electricity emissions (by replacing coal with renewables), but it's largely been undone by increases in "stationary energy" emissions (largely gas used for heating) and "fugitive emissions" (methane leaked by coal & gas companies).
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Exclusive: energy plant paid £800m a yr by taxpayer for generating electricity classed as #renewable is biggest CO2 emitter in UK, 3rd highest in Europe. Analysis may spark debate about classing of #biomass as renewable #ClimateAction #Drax…
Electricity bill-payers were "in effect paying to increase carbon emissions to the atmosphere" 🌏 said Duncan Brack, a policy analyst who has authored a report questioning #biomass policy #climate
Drax claims to have reduced its emissions by 90% since replacing coal with sustainable biomass, calling Ember's interpretation of the figures "completely at odds with what... UN IPCC say about sustainable biomass being crucial to delivering global climate targets"
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/14/2021…
Scientists scramble to harvest ice cores as glaciers melt…

#IceCores #GlacierMelt #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming
Beware the ‘multi-demic:’ Masking this fall will fight more than COVID-19…

#masking #COVID19 #flu #PublicHealth
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There’s a gaping (loop)hole in #climate reporting, calculations & countermeasures—#BlueCarbon!

Must finally put #Seabed #CarbonSink on agenda for #COP26...

Here too #China leads world in #carbon damage—by far.

Time for accountability on #RoadToGlasgow!…
#Ocean covers 71% of world’s surface..<10% mapped w/ modern sonar.

Salt marshes, mangroves, seagrass beds & ultra-deep abyssal #seabed absorb large quantities of #CO2 from atmosphere & balancing critical #climate systems.

Disrupting risks grave & potentially irreversible harms
.@Nature: “#marine sediments are the largest pool of organic #carbon on the planet.”

Est. vol. ~7 trillion metric tons—>3X cumulative anthropogenic #CO2 emissions since 1750.

Bottom trawl #fishing & #seabed mining—both #PRC-led—risk damaging disruption.…
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#India recently announced the National Hydrogen Mission & there's growing interest among leading industry players in #greenhydrogen.
But why is green H2 significant for India's #energytransition?
In a new study, we examined how #greenhydrogen can help in cleaner steelmaking. We found that:
▶️9% blend of #green H2 in steel making would ⬇️India's emissions footprint by 68%
▶️This #greensteel would be competitive with upper range of conventional steel costs at current rates
If #greenhydrogen costs fell to 1.3-2.2 USD/kg from the current 4-4.5 USD/kg, steelmaking based entirely on #green H2 could break even with #coal-based processes in #India. Globally, electrolyser manufacturers have already committed to a green H2 cost of 1.5 USD/kg by 2025.
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Did developed countries meet the pre-2020 #climateaction commitments?
Our new study found that
➡️Major developed countries — including all G7 countries — cut #emissions by just 3.7%
➡️ Developed countries collectively consumed 25 GtCO2eq additional #carbon space
Why is the pre-2020 era significant?
All countries must now significantly raise #climate ambitions to limit warming to 1.5°C. But, given the principle of equity & common but differentiated responsibilities, the onus of reducing #emissions lay on #developed countries pre-2020.
To analyse the performance of developed countries, we developed a 1st-of-its-kind Pre-2020 #ClimateAction Ranking. We ranked the countries on their-
✅sincerity- seriousness to take #climateaction
✅action- overall #mitigation performance
📖press release: Image
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Next steps to handle #climate #crisis
Check the thread 👇
Climate change transition keeps going. To be able manage new and upcoming challenges/crisis we as #civilizations needs to thinking about rebuilding our life in new more sustainable #zero #emissions way.
To increase global efforts for making #environment more friendly for upcoming generations @setcoingroup launching @dseinnovations Infratech fund structure for investments primarily into #Greenfield projects and #Brownfield (operational) #assets
Next 👇
Of #smart #cities, advanced #transport solutions #Hyperloop, #renewables energy facilities, renewable storage batteries, #solar roads constructions etc

Next 👇

#innovations #environnement #Sustainability #esg #green #economy
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#BREAKING Germany sets more ambitious climate goals after landmark ruling: minister
#UPDATE The German government said Wednesday it would set more ambitious targets to reduce CO2 emissions after a landmark ruling from the country's top court declared a flagship climate protection law "insufficient"
#UPDATE Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany "must do more" to fight climate change to ease the strain on future generations, after a landmark legal ruling forced the government to set more ambitious targets for CO2 reductions
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#BREAKING Biden doubles US climate ambition to 50-52% emission cuts by 2030 Image
#UPDATE President Joe Biden on Thursday ramped up US ambitions on slashing greenhouse gas emissions, putting the United States back at the forefront with a summit he hopes brings the world closer to limiting the worst climate change
#BREAKING Biden sees 'extraordinary economic opportunity' in climate measures Image
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INFOGRAPHIC🔎President Biden’s ambitious #Infrastructure plan includes a varied package of initiatives, from traditional projects like roads and bridges to #Climate initiatives and programs outside the traditional infrastructure scope. (Thread👇)…
Below is a summary of proposed expenditures under the $2 trillion-plus #AmericanJobsPlan that Democrats will try to pass through a nearly evenly split Congress in the coming months, which Biden says is the 1st in his 2-part economic plan.
Biden's plan includes $621 billion for transportation infrastructure and resilience projects, including $115 billion to modernize bridges, highways and roads.

This also includes funding to improve #AirQuality, limit greenhouse gas #Emissions, and reduce congestion.
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Feb 25 2021: "An expected dash by big corporations for #offsets to meet their climate targets has prompted financial exchanges to launch #carbon #futures contracts to capitalise on what could be a multi-billion dollar market."

#NetZero #EmergingMarkets…
"...their market is expected to grow to as much as $50 billion by 2030. Among the major corporations that say they expect to use them to compensate for any #emissions they cannot cut from their operations & products are #Unilever, EasyJet, Royal Dutch #Shell & #BP."
"The Institute for International Finance's Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets, launched by U.N.’s Special Envoy for Climate Action Mark Carney" aspires to "create a multi-billion dollar offset market in the coming months."…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 03/06/2021…
The climate crisis shows how rich people blow through their “fair share” of carbon emissions - Vox…

#carbon #climate #share #emissions
Climate change and infectious diseases in North America: the road ahead

#ClimateChange #InfectiousDiseases #consequences
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 02/12/2021…
Large-scale commodity farming accelerating climate change in the Amazon…

#ClimateChange #forest #farm
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Short Thread on Canada's New Carbon Tax: 🇨🇦

1- Most of the reduction in the emissions in Europe since late 1980s happened because they shifted them to China & other countries as energy intensive factories & others moved out of Europe.
#Canada #climatechange #oil #OOTT
2- The impact of renewable energy is small. If ALL EU countries switch ALL their cars to #Electricvehciles, assuming ALL electricity comes from solar & wind, they can reduce global emissions by only 2%.
3- European politicians are going to claim great success and show large decline in emissions to justify their massive spending on subsidies to support solar and wind. Although most of it was caused by factories leaving to China. #China #emissions
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The ruling class "imperative" to save, rebrand & expand the capitalist system, is coming down like a sledgehammer over our collective heads. The "#reset" social engineering & behavioral change campaigns have just begun. Know your enemy. This is #classwar.

Revisiting The #BTeam. Image
B Team: Founded by billionaire Richard Branson (Virgin) & Zeitz former CEO of Puma, co-founder of eco-luxe lodge Segera Retreat & the Zeitz Foundation in #Kenya.

Managed by PR firm Purpose co-founded by Heimans (Avaaz, "New Power", Share Verified).… ImageImageImageImage
Benioff: Founder, CEO of #Salesforce. B Team Leader. World Economic Forum's Board of Trustees member. Inaugural Chair of WEF's Forum Center for the #4IR. Owner of TIME magazine. Co-founder of Breakthrough Energy w/ Gates et al. (nuclear, #CCS)


#IngkaGroup is #Ikea Image
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Filip Gregor will be providing an overview at a session co-organised by @ShareAction @BHRRC @Global_Witness @InvestforRights & @purposeofcorp

Looking forward to the commentaries of @EU_Finance, @Lysgaard_Signe @ericsson @barbara_bijelic & @thomasoftayler

For those that are not able to follow the event live, a recording will be made available in ERIN's platform

#ERIN2020 @ShareAction
“One ring that binds them all” - @MWachenfeld @ThemisResearch refering to the #sustainablefinance, corporate #sustainability disclosure, and mandatory #due diligence. Where are the gaps & synergies?

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