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🎄🗓️ DAY 1

Here we go Bruce @BNCB of @LloydsofLondon: your first advent scene!

We know how much you ADORE cricket. You're @MCCOfficial Chair after all!

So here’s a miniature🏏pavilion we made especially for you.

Now don't forget to check out the sign...👀🪧

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🎄🗓️ #AdventCalendar: Day 2!❄️

We’ve added beautiful #advent trees for you Bruce @BNCB of @LloydsofLondon.

But how much longer until they’re cut down? 😢

Hey, is that a child up there? We love seeing kids climbing trees! 🌳

And great sign kido!🌎

#InsureOurFuture #StopAdani ImageImage
🎄#AdventCalendar: Day 3!

Look @BNCB of @LloydsofLondon the cricket players have arrived!😀

Best get those matches in while you can:

Cricket is one of the sports most affected by flooding and extreme heat caused by the #ClimateCrisis. 😬

Do it for the 🏏if not for the kids! ImageImage
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We understand the anger against politicians at #COP26 for delivering a weak, inadequate #ClimateChange agreement. But blaming individual decision-makers ignores the fact that the system rewards failure. Here’s how we tackle that reality. 🧵 (1/15)
Here’s the problem: the profits of the #FossilFuel economy are kept largely separate from its costs. That means that countries/companies/investors who generate products and burn fuels that cause #ClimateChange pocket the profits while others pay the price. 💵 (2/15)
As a result, #FossilFuels appear profitable, and there’s massive incentive for political and economic structures to treat these industries as wealth creators. Which creates incentives for climate denial, downplaying the role of the #FossilFuel industry, etc. (3/15)
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/16/2021…
Horse meat and blowfish chips for sale? Company makes chips with flavors of ‘banned’ foods…

#foods #flavors #production #marketing
Measuring progress in megawatt: Colonialism, development, and the “unseeing” electricity grid in East Africa…

#electrification #EastAfrica #colonialism #EconomicDevelopment #PostIndependence #NationalEconomies
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🚨unpacking 3⃣crunch issues at #COP26🚨
Presidency shared new texts this morning but they clearly are just drafts & countries must continue to work until more meaningful/less harmful deal can be concluded!
See in🧵below 3 key issues: #LossAndDamage, #FossilFuels, #Article6
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2/🛢️on #fossilfuels: #COP26 ref. MUST be strengthened to become meaningful
➡️current wording gives get-out-of-jail-free card to coal extraction, exports, coking coal (=gift to 🇬🇧+🇦🇺)
➡️damaging qualifiers (unabated, inefficient)
➡️ref. to phase-out weakened into "efforts towards" Image
3/🌀on #LossAndDamage: we need step change in how world is responding
Time for justice is overdue!
draft #cop26 proposal of a new blahblahblah process is disgrace, 14 yrs after Parties agreed to talk about L&D (Bali).
Industrialised countries must support frontlines communities Image
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World needs trillions to face climate threat: draft UN report.

Helping vulnerable nations cope with droughts, flooding, heatwaves and mega-storms will require trillions of dollars, not the billions on the table at #COP26 , draft UN report reveals ImageImageImage
#BREAKING #COP26 urges coal, fossil fuel subsidies curbs: draft text Image
#UPDATE A draft #COP26 final statement calls for nations to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, as weeks of climate talks approach the end.

A draft on the UN Climate Change website urges nations to accelerate "the phaseout of unabated coal power and... subsidies for fossil fuels" Image
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#SriAgenda abt to start 💥 #Nov11 10am CET

#SustainableFinance in times of crisis: the savers' perspective - Opening Day #SettimanaSRI the 🇮🇹 #SRIWeek "@ItaSIF…
@SriEvent is Twitter Media Partner

#responsibleinvestment #sri #esg @SRI_Natives @andytuit
@ItaSIF @SRI_Natives @andytuit @fbicciato1 @veroulivieri @SPizzoglio @EticaSgr @rgrossi75 @gieffegigi @anasfCF @Eurosif @bancaetica @ubiggeri #sustainablefinance is now paying close attention to #climate issues and at the same time #COP26 is paying close attention to #finance, says the Italian Minister of Sustainable Infrastructure and Mobility in his opening remarks

@ItaSIF @SRI_Natives @andytuit @fbicciato1 @veroulivieri @SPizzoglio @EticaSgr @rgrossi75 @gieffegigi @anasfCF @Eurosif @bancaetica @ubiggeri there are three main issues in this space, says Enrico Giovannini:
✅ improvement of #infrastructures, in terms of #mitigation and #adaptation to climate change
✅ policies aiming to transform our development model

#SettimanaSRI #climatecrisis
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Big #ClimateFinance news - and not from #COP26!
@bankofengland, following the consultation earlier this year, has announced how it intends to green its corporate QE.

A thread (1/19): Image
First, what is corporate QE? Officially named CBPS (Corporate Bond Purchase Scheme), it's one of Bank's monetary policy tools used in implementing its mandate. That mandate, since March this year, also includes support for transition to net-zero economy. (2/19)
CBPS is relatively small (~£20bn, compared to overall QE of nearly £900bn, consisting primarily of purchases of government gilts). Yet it has an important signalling effect for the market - if BOE purchases firm's bonds, it tends to lower their borrowing costs overall (3/19)
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A historic moment at #COP26 #Energyday: 20 countries incl. #UK #US #Canada agree to end international direct public finance in ALL unabated #FossilFuels by 2022, shift the billions to #cleanenergy. Why this is such a big deal and what must happen next? 1/8
This year has seen countries put an end to international #coal finance - #G7, #China at #UNGA, #G20. This is the FIRST time in history developing and developed countries alike acknowledge the socio-economic and climate risks of #oil and #gas public finance. 2/8
1/2 of signatories are developing countries, LDCs: a strong political signal to energy financiers that the argument "developing countries need more #oil & #gas finance for economic growth" is a constructed reality not aligned with real needs of these countries or the 1.5 goal 3/8
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So Australia’s official pavilion at #COP26 is sponsored by a gas company (Santos) and its graphics use a font that is almost identical to News Corp’s logo. The graphics use the phrase “the Australian way”, which Morrison only started using last week. Coincidence? Yeah nah
And notice the suited heavy, ominous by his presence behind @JoDodds6
Actually I’m surprised it doesn’t have “the Plan” plastered everywhere!
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#SriAgenda abt to start 💥 #Oct26 at 5pm CEST

Invest-Divest 2021: A Decade of Progress Towards a Just Climate Future…

#fossilfuel #divestment #climatecrisis #climateemergency #climatefinance #greenfinance #COP26 #G20 @SRI_Natives @andytuit
@SRI_Natives @andytuit #SriAgenda just started 💥 #Oct26

Invest-Divest 2021: A Decade of Progress Towards a Just Climate Future

#fossilfuel #divestment #climatecrisis #climateemergency #climatefinance
@SRI_Natives @andytuit the #divestinvest initiative has been very effective for us indigenous people, we've the right to stay at the table, says @zhaabowekwe in conversation with @FirstLadyA

#fossilfuel #divestment #climatecrisis #climateemergency #climatefinance
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It’s out! 🎊
My new @ecfr paper on how #Europe can ride the #climate momentum in the #Gulf deploying its #GreenDeal to meet #NetZero & #geopolitical objectives in the region ➡️
Read b4 #COP26 #COP26Glasgow
Few take-aways 1/ Image
Good that #SaudiArabia & #UAE have pledged #NetZero but #GCC total domestic emissions are only 2.4% of world’s. The #EU needs to focus on the emissions they export, mostly to #China, I argue how: 2/
As shown by the #SaudiGreenInitiative & #MiddleEastGreenInitiative + #UAE willingness to host #COP 28, the #GCC leaders now see a political value in embracing the #climate agenda. This paper described what each #GCC country is actually *doing* about it: 3/
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This was what I worried would happen with @Booker4KY. Not be on the offensive with @RandPaul, who's an abysmal, but only on the defensive when need to. Just like the @KyDems always do, which is a losing strategy. But Booker's running on policies that are materially popular!!!
Here's a fun fact about running in an election... If you run as an Aggressive & Offensive Candidate with Policies that help the People & their Material Well-being, then you win.
Here's how I know; In the 2015 Midterms, @AlanGrayson of the @FlaDems, he won with no problem. He was unapologetic when being a "#Progressive", stands up with his Principles & goes for the Jugular in Political Ads at his Opponents on how their Policies are Wrong, Evil & Bad &...
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1. Suppose an alien spaceship will land on earth next week.

After many light-years of travel through space, some friendly little green creatures decide to get out and stretch their legs on our planet.

What would they report home?

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2. I guess their first description would be ecstatic.

Hidden in the fast, cold, and dark universe, they discovered a blue planet that brims with an incredible diversity of life, aided by ideal living conditions.

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#nature #life…

3. But:

Since the dawn of civilization, humanity has lost 83% of all wild mammals and half of all plants.

Of all the mammals on earth, 96% are livestock and humans, while only 4% are wild mammals.

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#wildlife #biodiversity #climatecrisis…
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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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The new @IEA #WEO21 report sends a contradictory message: leave #fossilfuels in the ground, but increase extraction of minerals needed for #cleanenergy technologies. Can we avoid extracting both? A thread... #MakeCleanEnergyClean #fixtheWEO
Metals #mining is the leading industrial toxic polluter in the US per @EPA reporting & @UNEP says it contributes 10% of global carbon emissions. We must transition to #cleanenergy AND reduce dependence on new mining.…
Current technology allows us to recover over 90% of battery metals, IF policy makers get behind it. @UTSISF research shows recycling can meet up to 55% of copper, nickel, lithium & cobalt demand. We can also improve battery design for disassembly & repair. #MakeCleanEnergyClean
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The International Energy Agency’s annual World Energy Outlook 2021 (WEO2021) report is out today. Kudos to IEA for making it available free of charge this year (We hope they also do this for their energy data as well). Read on for some key takeaways! 👇#WEO2021
IEA’s report states that current “pledges cover less than 20% of the gap in emissions reductions that need to be closed by 2030 to keep a 1.5 °C path within reach.”  #WEO2021
It also states that the global average temperature rise in 2100 is held to around 2.1 °C above pre-industrial levels with no stabilization by 2100 under current pledges 🌡️ - though this is with some dubious policy choices such as overdependence on technologies like CCS. #WEO2021
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📢New article alert! What does international law say about leaving #fossilfuels in the ground to meet the #ParisAgreement #climate goals? And how could it evolve to do so? I explore these questions in a new #OpenAccess article in @ESG_Journal…🧵
Some background: as a recent @Nature piece by @st_pye & others shows, if we want to keep below 1.5C, large parts of fossil fuel reserves (oil: 58%, gas: 59%, coal: 89%) are 'unextractable'… (2/n)
This message also emerges from the annual #ProductionGap report (heads up: the next one is coming in 2 weeks!) by @SEIclimate @IISD_news @UNEP & others: we need to start winding down production *now* to keep global #climate goals within reach @mlaz_sei @_aploy @SEI_Erickson (3/n)
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1/ U.S. #energy policy is in serious need of a rethink. Energy policy is not just climate policy, it's #economic policy and it's #foreignpolicy. Our European allies' dependence on #Russian gas supplies is geopolitical malfeasance.…
2/ For decades, the U.S. was reliant on energy supplies from the Middle East, which dictated our foreign policy decisions in the region. The #shale revolution provided a brief, decade-long reprieve from the mercy of #OPEC.
3/ But rather than use our energy abundance as a geopolitical and national/economic security tool, we are ceding power back to those whose national interests are not aligned with those of the U.S.
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Remember the #Germany's "green" talk ab turning #Ukraine (with her #natgas network) into a "Europe #hydrogen hub"? A UA expert says it's now being framed strictly as [pseudo] compensation for UA's support of the RU #NordStream2 project.
Post in Ukrainian:…
M.Gonchar (a respected #Ukraine #energy & security expert) is also concerned that this #hydrogen payoff is seemingly being promoted by #Siemens (a GER corp notorious for violating sanctions on #Russia) & DTEK (notorious UA electricity monopoly owned by a chameleonic UA oligarch).
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1. The U.S. sees a vital role for the Security Council to tackle the negative impacts of climate on peace and security.

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken said this when he addressed the U.N. Security Council on the impact of climate change on security.

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2. Blinken said climate change is taken into account at every foreign policy decision because of its devastating implications and the cascading effects on virtually every aspect of our lives, like #agriculture, infrastructure, public #health, or food.…

3. Blinken said: "The consequences are falling disproportionately on vulnerable and low-income populations. And they're worsening conditions and human suffering in places already afflicted by conflict, high levels of violence, instability".

🧵 #UNSC…
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Harvard’s decision to #divest its $40 plus billion endowment fund from fossil fuels is a precedent-setting event that warrants the attention of decisionmakers globally. Here’s why. 🧵
With help from @Climate_Defense, @DivestHarvard students did something that hasn’t been done before: filed a complaint with @MassAGO, arguing that Harvard’s investments in fossil fuels runs afoul of the university’s charitable mission. via @emilypont…
The complaint continued that the failure of Harvard to divest may be seen as a violation of the law. The issue needed to be vetted using the investigative resources of the @MassAGO. via @thecrimson…
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1. Yesterday, the UN Secretary-General warned: "We face the greatest cascade of crises in our lifetime."

World leaders gathered at the U.N. General Assembly, where the climate crisis and other 'Great Divides' are on the agenda.

➡️ RT

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#UNGA #ClimateCrisis #peace

2. Unlike just five or ten years ago, it's now only the odd one out who is not alarmed about the climate crisis.

Especially the younger generation doesn't need to be convinced of the seriousness of our global challenges.

#youth #schoolstrike…

3. Being alarmed doesn't always lead to concrete action.

Nobody can ignore the daily news about extreme weather disasters or the latest scientific report about the climate crisis.

But our leaders still don't treat the new reality as a crisis.

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