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1/12. 📜It’s week two of #COP27 and things are heating up! We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce some new language on #LossAndDamage finance that we are going to start using to support developing countries and would encourage others to do the same. Image
2/12.We've been following the discussions on “matters relating to funding arrangements responding to #LossAndDamage associated with the adverse impacts of #ClimateChange, including a focus on addressing #LossAndDamage” which we are calling funding arrangements for #LossAndDamage.
3/12. At #COP26 in #Glasgow, the G77 and China called for the establishment of the Glasgow #LossAndDamage Finance Facility. In support of this demand, civil society has been calling for a #LossAndDamageFinance facility ever since.

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As part of this year’s #SmallBiz100 campaign, every Friday during the campaign I’ll be posting about my personal favourite small businesses from the #Southside of #Glasgow. Welcome to #PolkaDotBusinessLove part 9! 1/4
This week we’re talking music 🎵

I’m recommending a local guitar pedal-builder (and my partner) ABL Pedals (@AngusTheGreat) and Glasgow’s coolest record shop, @SGR_RecordCafe. 2/4 Image
@AngusTheGreat @SGR_RecordCafe What do I love about ABL Pedals?

1) @AngusTheGreat has great designs;
2) Sustainable approach with the repair service;
3) Not many local guitar pedal builders around

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Short OSINT on #CCPChina MSS outpost or "Fuzhou Police Overseas Service Station" in #Rotterdam located at Van der Sluysstraat 370 staffed by 'former' PLA & Chinese intelligence/security officers for surveillance, harassment, or even kidnapping of dual Chinese citizens: 🧵
2/ Report names Yanping Shu, and Jie Chen & Xiangrong Zhou as his seconds, all 3 are also on board of "Qingtian Nederland", another CCP front.

Registered to address also is "Biao Zhi Holding B.V." which was founded in 2014 & whose phone # match those in @SafeguardDefend report:
3/ Biao Zhi Holding B.V. (kvk#62040618) is listed variously as a "construction & repair" and a "financial holding" company of just "1 employee".

The address is an unremarkable & unmarked residential flat 75m²/3000m³ likely occupying 3 floors.
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🇺🇸🇺🇦 Pendant des mois, l'administration #Biden a observé avec inquiétude #Poutine masser des dizaines de milliers de soldats le long de la frontière ukrainienne.

Le @washingtonpost livre un récit passionnant des mois qui ont précédé l'attaque.

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Oct. 2021, les responsables du renseignement, de l'armée et de la diplomatie US se rendent à la Maison-Blanche pour une réunion urgente, munis de renseignements hautement confidentiels, compilés à partir d'images satellites, de communications interceptées et de sources humaines.
Sur des chevalets, le Gen. Milley montre, à l'aide de cartes, les positions des troupes 🇷🇺 et le territoire ukrainien qu'elles ont l'intention de conquérir. Il s'agit d'un "plan d'une audace stupéfiante" qui pourrait constituer une menace directe pour le flanc oriental de l'OTAN.
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1/Rand Paul was PA born, TX raised, and groomed to take a Kentuckians job. KY elected Paul to the US Senate in 2011. Before passing a single piece of legislation to benefit Kentuckians, Senator Paul used his position to run for President in 2016. #Paulsnot4KY #RandPaul #Kentucky
2/#Rand Paul pretends to live in Kentucky. The average home 🏡 size in KY is 1,750 sq. ft. He really lives in 6,000 sq. ft. Pittsburgh luxury villa with 6 Bedrooms, 5 baths and a pool. #Paulsnot4KY #Kentucky @winchestersun #fancyfarm
3/Rand Paul was never a Kentucky Wildcat, Cardinal, Hilltopper, or Colonel. Paul paid tuition to be a Duke Blue Devil with Christian Laettner. #Paulsnot4KY #RandPaul #BBN #GoCards @WKUSports #GoBigE #waddy
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In the follow up to the #ParisAgreement – UNCC Conference Glasgow (2021), #India did not sign the #Glasgow Declaration on Forests and Land Use. It has been endorsed by 141 countries covering over 90% of forests in the world. 1/5

A thread @TheLeaflet_in

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The declaration aims to halt & reverse forest loss by 2030. Beyond its role in #mitigating climate change, forests also conservatively support the livelihood of 275 million (27.5 crore) people, and have one of the world’s most important #biodiversity hotspots. 2n
#ClimateJustice
India’s forests are continuously disappearing. Between 2017 and 2020, 72,673.03 hectares (726 square km) of forest land has been recommended for diversion. Another recent study showed that India has lost 122,748 hectares of prime forest in four years. 3n

deccanherald.com/national/natio…
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Hello #Glasgow - will be coming to visit this coming Saturday as part of the festival. We have much to discuss about truth and lies and it would be lovely to see you there - Mitchell library 1 pm.
whatsonglasgow.co.uk/event/103637-o…
Oh and it's not just me you get @kathleenwyatt too
Anyway grab em while you can and see you there
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Thread. Took these shots in Glasgow.
Loved this shot. Shame, window reflection ruined it
And more.
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The absolutely inhumane and incompetent practices of @ukhomeoffice have ruined my academics and mental health. I was supposed to be in #Glasgow to attend @UofGlasgow @UofGEngineering for semester 2 but my visa was refused.
The refusal wouldn't have hurt if u had genuinely made some mistake. But i had meticulously checked every detail and made sure that I had included all the required documents.
So, I had applied for priority visa through @VFSGlobal on 16th November, 2021 spending around Rs. 1,23,000 (~1230 GBP) and completed my biometrics on 22nd Nov hoping to get a decision within 5 days. I recieved this follow up email on 24th. Note the [insert relevant mailbox]
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VOTE now for the 2021 election of the #PowerfulMobilityMeme! Below are the top 10 candidates that were uploaded to the hashtag.

Every 🔁&💙 counts!
Vote as often as you like (before 01-01-2022) Image
Candidate #1 for 2021's election of most #PowerfulMobilityMeme:

'Uneven attention for sustainable mobility solutions'
—via @DonaldShoup
(Used a lot around #COP21 in #Glasgow) Image
Candidate #2 for 2021's election of most #PowerfulMobilityMeme:

'We all make sacrifices'
@tomflood1 Image
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1/2 Just a quick one - Twitter is amazing for getting a message out and helping it get to the people it needs to. I'm hoping people can help with this.

I've got a few empty flats over Xmas/NY in Glasgow which are available free for those escaping domestic violence or homeless.
2/2 They are furnished and in the West End/City Centre.

I'm happy to provide food and clothing as well. There's just no sense on these places being empty and people having nowhere to go.

#Homeless #DomesticViolence #HumanityFirst #Glasgow Image
Immensely grateful to all of you - inside an hour tonight you've managed to help someone get a place already from 27th December. The spirit shown by everyone is massively humbling.

I still have a couple more places available.
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Le @hc_climat s’est autosaisi pour formuler un avis et des recommandations sur les implications pour la #France des décisions prises à la @COP26
à #Glasgow. Petit résumé ⬇️
On commence par le bilan de la COP 26 :
➡️1. La COP26 a démontré que l’Accord de Paris est pleinement opérant et constitue désormais le cadre de référence des négociations internationales sur le climat. 👍
➡️2. La COP26 a finalisé les règles de mise en œuvre de l’Accord de Paris, et a permis de rehausser les contributions nationales tel que prévu à l’Accord cinq ans après son adoption, sur la base d’une confiance renforcée entre les parties 👍
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.@vonderleyen und die EU-Kommission wollen die #Atomenergie als nachhaltig einstufen. Warum das die Vorbereitung eines Rechtsbruchs und Zielen nachhaltiger Entwicklung widerspricht: 1/7
Sowohl durch den Uranabbau, als etwa auch durch die Gefahr schwerer Unfälle während des Betriebs sowie die ungelöste Endlagerfrage steht Atomenergienutzung den Nachhaltigkeits-Kriterien der Taxonomie-Verordnung entgegen. 2/7
Eine solche Einordnung wäre anfechtbar und sollte als solche auch gerichtlich angefochten werden. 3/7
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#Thread #Cop26 Die Weltgemeinschaft hat die Ernsthaftigkeit der #Klimakrise und die Notwendigkeit für Sofortmaßnahmen hier in #Glasgow zum ersten Mal klar benannt. Das Ende der fossilen Energieträger kommt näher⬇️
#COP26 Doch auf Druck der Öl-, Gas und Kohleindustrien vermissen die Beschlüsse nach wie vor Klarheit und Geschwindigkeit und wurden von Indien und China am Schluss nochmal verwässert⬇️
#COP26 Um die globale Temperatur noch unter 1,5 Grad zu stabilisieren und @ParisAgreement einzuhalten liegt nun in den Händen der Regierungen, die bereit sind, Verantwortung zu übernehmen⬇️
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#Glasgow at night, tonight,I.E. Sunday. #cop26 had a day off today, it’s only one. Today it will return to its business, i.e. saving the world from human nature, this time with the participation of ministers from all over the world. ImageImageImage
It was a beautiful clear and still night tonight, nothing like Saturday which was windy with a cold westerly blowing in off the Atlantic.

The standard of musicianship in Scotland is out standing. A couple more clips. Here’s a Who cover.
“Money don’t grow on trees.” #CluthaClips
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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.

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#COP26 #climate #ClimateCrisis
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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.

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#COP26Glasgow #news #environment

theplanet.substack.com/p/cop26-a-meet…
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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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#ClimateAction
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[LE SAVIEZ-VOUS ?]

Pendant que @EmmanuelMacron donne des leçons de climat au monde entier à #COP26, la France exerce un lobbying de dingue à Bruxelles pour inclure le #gaz (et le #Nucléaire) dans la liste des énergies vertes (#taxonomie verte), qui percevront de l'argent public
Comme si le #Gaz n'était pas une énergie fossile, , comme si on pouvait consommer toujours plus de gaz, comme si le choc gazier actuel ne montrait pas qu'il faut absolument réduire notre dépendance aux importations de #gaz (notamment russes).

#COP26 #MakeOurBlaBlaGreatAgain
Ce document, qui circule depuis plusieurs jours à Bruxelles, visiblement rédigé par la France, pulvérise toute prétention d'exemplarité en matière de climat : il propose de considérer le gaz comme digne d'accéder à la taxonomie verte de l'UE, et donc de continuer à être financé. ImageImage
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Da la impresión de que el #Borolas @FelipeCalderon logró colarse a la #COP26 en #Glasgow porque la que fue su canciller, @PEspinosaC, es secretaria de la Convención de la ONU sobre Cambio Climático y lo metió de cachirul.
¿A quién representa @FelipeCalderon?
Claramente, a sí mismo. Menos claramente, a grupos transnacionales que usan el clima para impulsar políticas injerencistas.
¿Qué hace en asuntos ambientales?
Ruido y escándalo. El ambientalismo es su refugio político y su coartada buenaondita.
En su bio de Twitter se ostenta como presidente honorario de un par de membretes: la "Comisión Global sobre la Economía" y el Clima y de "la Fundación Desarrollo Humano Sustentable".
Veamos.
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1. Starting COP26 on Halloween, a festival for the dead, doesn't give much hope.

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🧵 The start of a thread on #history, #Halloween, #leadership, #nature, #climate, and #COP26 Image
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2. Traditions can alienate you if you don't feel part of it. So in my efforts to blend in with the Canadians, I searched the internet to explain #Halloween and found that we have to go back into history as I so often do in The Planet newsletter.

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3. There was not much of #Halloween celebration in colonial New England, where rigid Protestant beliefs prevented frivolously celebrating, especially of traditions with some doubtful pre-Christian fingerprints all over it.

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theplanet.substack.com/p/starting-cop…
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A thread on the historical importance of 5 Blythswood Sq. The building was the home to The Glasgow Society of Lady Artists (est.1882) in an attempt to combat sexism in Scotland’s art scene. The society moved to the building in 1895 & purchased it in 1896. Image from 2018. Photograph of 5 Blythswood Sq. Large sandstone building with
An important space for women to gather, exhibit, socialise, train & hold meetings. The clubhouse allowed women their own space as many clubs such as the Art Club did not allow women to become members. This did not change until the 1983. Photograph of a large wooden door with two pillars at either
To raise funds for the purchase of the building & a new extension the society held a ‘Fancy Fair’ in a Tudor Style in 1895. A big party with stalls, entertainments & speeches. The women running the stalls dressed in 'period clothing' or in fancy costumes. Copy of a newspaper clipping with women standing in various
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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 ➡️ bit.ly/2XOK8bG
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: bit.ly/2XOK8bG 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: bit.ly/2XOK8bG 3/
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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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#Climate Image
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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. theplanet.substack.com/p/the-us-sees-…
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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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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.

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#UNGA #ClimateCrisis #peace
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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
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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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