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@RI_News_Alert @FTSERussell @ecmilburn (in order to meet #ParisAgreement targets) we need to drasticly reduce the way we live, the way we consume energy, says Sylvain Chateau, Senior Dir., Head of Sustainable Investment Product Management @LSEGplc @Beyond_Ratings

#webinar #climate #fixedincome #sustainablefinance
@RI_News_Alert @FTSERussell @ecmilburn @LSEGplc @Beyond_Ratings the huge impact of #ClimateRisk on Government finances and expenditure being explained by Sylvain Chateau @LSEGplc @beyond_ratings

#webinar #climate #fixedincome #sustainablefinance
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It's the morning for a Twitter thread on #COP26, specifically the notion that it could be delayed or held virtually @PickardJE @ChrisGiles_ @CamillaHodgson @etaKatetaKate
Of course #COVID2019 might force a COP26 postponement. But in the context of comments coming from within UK Government, important to note the decision isn't in the UK's gift
The UN climate process is owned by all UN member states through the @UNFCCC - they would make a decision to delay the COP or change how it's run, not the UK
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I hope the Joe Biden team is watching old Hillary Clinton & Bernie Sanders #DemDebate bc Bernie’s a broken record & his attacks are predictable.

Here are several Hillary debate moments that stung Bernie and can be repurposed. #DebatePrep

On the issue of judgment:
If Bernie attacks Joe Biden on the issue of Super PACs influencing your decisions, here’s how Hillary handled it at the #DemDebate:
On the issue of Dodd-Frank not going far enough #DemDebate:
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I’m trying to lose weight, which is kind of like trying to address #climatechange. I made a bunch of pledges to myself at my very own COP35 before Christmas 2019. But how can I do it, and will I succeed? 1/11
A diet is about finding the right balance between energy demand and supply. I can reduce my consumption, switch to healthier fuels (less ‘fossil’ varieties, more ‘greens’). I can also exercise, making everything more #energyefficient. Setting targets is also important. 2/11
But by golly, it’s hard to fit all this in when I also have to maintain a job, an apartment, pay bills, keep relationships… there’s more to life than fretting about the climate (um, I mean, my health). 3/11
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Thoughts on Claire (Perry) O’Neill’s replacement as incoming President of this year's UN climate summit #COP26
It will be seen in some quarters as a disruption but I'm not sure it's a big one. Delivering a good outcome at COP26 needs a whole government effort across the year, led by PM @BorisJohnson, involving international-facing and UK-facing departments
The two key tasks for government are 1) do the international diplomacy well and 2) get the country demonstrably on track to its legally-binding #netzero target. First needs FCO, DfID and No10 - second needs Housing, Transport, BEIS, Treasury... and No10. At least
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Today a big (really big!) group of climate leaders endorsed @ewarren 🌎 It’s exciting to see such a diverse & visionary group #WithWarren & her plans to defeat the climate crisis! She’s the fighter we need to win a #GreenNewDeal & transition to 100% clean energy 1/
@ewarren For decades the fossil fuel industry—one of the most powerful and dangerous special interests in the world—has put profits over the heath of our communities. Take it from climate warrior @david_turnbull when he says @ewarren is up for the fight ahead! 2/
@ewarren @david_turnbull Trust climate scientists like @DrAndreaDutton & @hormiga & @bobkopp & @j_zelikova when they say @ewarren’s climate plans are what we need to defeat the climate crisis 👩‍🔬 3/
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THREAD 1 | The German government has finally agreed on details of the coal phase out law, 12 months after the recommendations of the Coal Commission. Legislation was initially supposed to be approved by end of 2019. New plan to ratify legislation by mid 2020. #Kohleausstieg
2 | Most of the recommendations will be implemented, including a final exit by 2038 with an earlier review option to phase out coal by 2035. This will be linked to a #justtransition law for affected regions - a €40bn investment package until 2038. Hambach Forest will survive.
3 | However, some important deviations from the Commission plan and concerns persist. With #DattelnIV, Germany will put another coal plant online in 2020 - a very bad signal for German climate policy internationally, particularly as a member of the #PoweringPastCoal Alliance.
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As #Australia reels from unprecedented bushfires, the disconnect between its vulnerability to #climate change and the inadequacy of its government's response is coming under international scrutiny.
We have produced a mountain of research on this -
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1/ #Australia is on fire due in large part to #climate change yet the government is looking for ways to weaken the Paris Agreement by using 40 y. o. Kyoto protocol credits to meet its 2030 targets. We show there's no legal basis for this @TheAusInstitute
2/ Our calculations show just how bad using Kyoto carryover units to meet #ParisAgreement commitments would be for #climate action: an extra 0.1˚C of warming that wld not otherwise hv occurred due to delays in energy & economic system transformation
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Happy holidays everyone! I wish you much joy over the holidays, and some wonderful time with your families. The news can be pretty bleak, but there is much to be (guardedly) optimistic about as we enter the new decade. If you have a moment, read on...…
Peak emissions are closer than you think. The new decade will be, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, a decade of consequences. Play it right, and we have a chance of avoiding the worst impacts of climate change. Waste it, and we are in uncharted territory.…
Just to be clear, we will not see the sort of emissions decline by 2030 demanded by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – a 20% cut by 2030 to keep temperature rises to 2C, 45% cut to remain under 1.5C – but I would guess at a drop of around 5%.…
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Interlude #2: Next episode by Dr Dre featuring Snoop Dogg. '2001' is a perfect album from start to finish.…
Pre-911 I'd not gotten into History or Geopolitics much. I didn't feel like Nations & how they ran themselves would hold many surprises. Expect folks creating a broken/backwards system to themselves be broken/backwards. #911 reminded humans how quickly this stuff can matter /23
End of the day on 911 I felt like I all I knew for sure was America was about to smoke somebody, maybe a whole bunch of somebodies & that it would be nice to know who actually did it & why. What else can you do? You wait for the President to speak. Yeah. *That* guy. /24
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Safeguarding human health from #ClimateChange impacts 🌪️🌊🔥🌞 is more urgent than ever, yet most countries are not acting fully on their own plans to achieve this, according to the WHO first global snapshot of progress on climate change & health 👉 #COP25
@pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @DrTedros @antonioguterres @UN @UNFCCC The most common #ClimateChange sensitive health risks identified by countries:
🌞heat stress
🌪️injury or death from extreme weather events
🦟 food, water and vector-borne diseases (such as cholera, dengue or malaria). #COP25
@pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @DrTedros @antonioguterres @UN @UNFCCC Countries are increasingly prioritising #ClimateChange & health, with half of the 101 countries surveyed having developed a national health & climate change strategy or plan. #COP25
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WHO and the global health community call on governments, businesses, institutions and financial actors to deliver an ambitious #COP25.

Here 5 recommendations to boost #ClimateAction & protect our health 👉
@WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @UNFCCC @DrTedros @UN @antonioguterres 1⃣Commit to save lives, cut carbon emissions & clean air

#AirPollution kills over 7 million people a year.
2/3 of outdoor air pollution is from burning fossil fuels. Governments can clean air & save lives by bringing down the CO2 emissions that are driving #ClimateChange. #COP25
@WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @UNFCCC @DrTedros @UN @antonioguterres Following the @UN #ClimateAction summit, over 50 national & 80 subnational governments have committed to achieve WHO Air Quality Guideline values & align their climate and air quality policies by 2030.

Act Now: Join the Clean Air Initiative 👉 #COP25
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Reading @UNEP's Emissions Gap Report 2019
On the massive task ahead to break the rising trend in global greenhouse gas emissions, and to turn it around to rapid reductions.… #COP25
@UNEP GHG emissions have risen at a rate of 1.5% per year in the last decade, stabilizing only briefly between 2014 and 2016. Total GHG emissions, including from land-use change, reached a record high of 55.3 GtCO2e in 2018.
@UNEP Fossil CO2 emissions from energy use and industry, which dominate total GHG emissions, grew 2.0% in 2018, reaching a record 37.5 GtCO2 per year.
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On Thursday, the @EIB board (Member States, @EU_Commission) decides whether funding #gas infrastructure is still in the public interest.

I shuffled through the extraordinary amount of voices saying "no, we've got better things to fund" and put them in this THREAD.

30 businesses, investment groups and scientific institutions including @WMBtweets @cisl_cambridge @PIK_Klima @ClubOfRome @climatebonds…
Economist Prof. @CKemfert clearly tells us that we're setting us up for another badly managed transition with #strandedassets if we use public funding for #fossilfuels as renewables and efficiency will undercut the market for gas.… @OlafScholz
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To those who say "but centrists win elections" riddle me this:

What's the point of winning elections if the country keeps tilting to the far right?

Example: Obama won and then expanded Bush's drone policy, extrajudicial killings, and indefinite detention.
In a country where progressive issues have majority support, how is the Supreme Court now a rightwing rubber stamp?

Why are we leaving the #ParisAgreement?

Why are kids dying in cages?

Why are racism and white supremacy flourishing?

How do we have such #ExtremeInequality?
How are we going backward on women's rights?

How are we turning into #Gilead??

It's because despite occasional Dem victories, the system is structured to preserve the patriarchy and oligarchy. It's designed to enrich the rich and powerful at everyone else's expense.
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It doesn't matter how long it has been that earth saw these kind of CO2 concentrations in her atmosphere.

115k, 3M, 20M, 34M, 56M or 200M years ago?

More important is the rate of increase of CO2 in the atmosphere during the last few decades.
Biggest rate in about 420M years!
Because methane is getting the main contributor to global warming, it doesn't matter which GWP factors (100-year factors, 20-year factors or 10-year factor) we use to calculate the total CO2 equivalent of the main GHG's (N2O, CH4 & CO2 itself).
CO2e (N2O+CH4+CO2):
100-yr GWP: 584 ppm (99+65+420)
20-yr GWP: 674 ppm (89+165+420)
10-yr GWP: 710 ppm (83+207+420)
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#OnThisDay, one year ago, the @IPCC_CH published its Special Report on the #ParisAgreement 1.5ºC temperature target, which has transformed scientific, political and societal discourse on #ClimateChange
Today we're reflecting, courtesy of some graphics from our very own @johnlangab, what the #SR15 report told us about the reduced impacts and reduced risks of keeping global warming to 1.5ºC rather than 2ºC
First up, a reduction in very hot years. Which of course means fewer people exposed to health risks of extreme heat
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Reading IPCC's Special Report on The Ocean and Cryosphere
in a Changing Climate (#SROCC), published last week. You can find it here:
@IPCC_CH Less known than ice loss:
Snow cover is already shrinking too.
"Arctic June snow cover extent on land declined by 13.4 ± 5.4% per decade from 1967 to 2018, a total loss of approximately 2.5 million km2, predominantly due to surface air temperature increase (high confidence).
In nearly all high mountain areas, the depth, extent and duration of snow cover have declined over recent decades, especially at lower elevation (high confidence)."
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"Full" (all of two pages) advice from #CCAC to IE Government, endorsing continuing exploration for offshore natural gas:…
Extraordinarily weak "expert" contribution IMHO:
Explains that know reserves of coal alone, or oil alone would be enough to exceed remaining +1.5C CO2 budget; but natural gas alone would not. On this basis somehow argues that continued NG exploration is warranted...
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Nature is angry - and we foool ourselves if we think we can fool nature. Our Earth is issuing a cry: "STOP". The climate crisis is caused by us, and the solutions must come from us -@UN Chief @antonioguterres at #ClimateActionSummit on the need to cut greenhouse gas emissions
@UN @antonioguterres "We are at the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can do is talk about eternal economic growth" - @GretaThunberg makes a passionate plea for #ClimateAction at today's #ClimateActionSummit in New York. Watch live 🎥 #UNGA
@UN @antonioguterres @GretaThunberg @GlobalGoalsUN Indian PM @narendramodi - "We are going to increase the share of non-fossil fuels to 174 gigawatts in 2020, and to futher increase #renewableenergy to 450 gigawatts"

India has installed #solar panels on the roof of the @UNHQ building in NYC

#ClimateActionSummit #ClimateAction
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THREAD: In a new study in @nature we present a way to avoid the bias that burdens future generations and the risky strategies that current #climate change mitigation pathways suffer from.

A #climatetwitter explainer

#Fridays4Future #ClimateStrike #ParisAgreement

Existing #ClimateChange scenarios focus on reaching a target in 2100

but by doing so weirdly suggest that the best way to achieve a #climate target is to delay action first, miss it over the next decades, and then to try to make up for it later

This puts put a disproportionate burden on future generations, who:
-will suffer higher #climate impacts in their lives
-are burdened with later cleaning up the mess by actively pulling #CO2 out of the air

This strategy is very risky and can be avoided

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Bueno, vamos a tratar dos temas muy serios por aquí y que se relacionan de manera curiosa:

1. La posible Responsabilidad Administrativa en que incurre el Comisionado #Celestinos.
2. La pretendida modificación a la NOM-016-CRE-2016.

Para entender la gravedad del tema...
Pero, ¿Quién carajos es José Alberto Celestinos Isaacs?, se las voy a poner sencilla: Es un “mentor” de @rocionahle la actual titular de @SENER_mx jubilado y ex jefe de ella en @Pemex

Aquí hice un hilo de ello:
Y bueno, en los videitos que compartí en el hilo taggeado en el tuit previo, #Celestinos hace referencia de forma cínica que es “Asesor de @Pemex “ en la @Refineria2Bocas y aunque refiere que el cargo es “honorario”, en definición es un puesto de la función pública.
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(Thread 1/10)

“The science is absolutely clear: #ClimateChange is an existential crisis—one that is no longer a distant threat but a clear and present danger.”

@PEspinosaC at #EUNorwayCCS

"#HurricaneDorian, reported to be one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record, is stalled out and barely moving as it pummels the #Bahamas. It has flooded neighborhoods, destroyed homes and left several people dead."

@PEspinosaC at #EUNorwayCCS

"#ClimateChange is moving indeed faster than we are. The #ParisAgreement states we must limit global temperature rise to 1.5 °C. But current national #ClimateAction plans get us nowhere close. Instead, we’re on pace for a 3 °C rise or more.”

@PEspinosaC at #EUNorwayCCS
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Here’s the next science talk.
Watch climate scientist Prof. Kevin Anderson, Director of the @TyndallCentre speaking at @OfficialUoM in January 2018.

@ExtinctionR wished to see him too. He's a bit of a quick talker, so I added subtitles. Sorry for any mistakes in there.👇[THREAD]
In this first video Professor Anderson (@KevinClimate) explains commitments to the #ParisAgreement and how far we have come by now: "We had 28 years of abject failure on #ClimateChange by people with no hair, grey hair or dyed hair. We’ve actively chosen to fail."

[THREAD 2/11]
In this second video Professor Anderson talkes about different climate policies, that have not worked so far and explains what real mitigation would mean: "Delivering on the #ParisAgreement is far more challenging than most scientists and politicians will admit."

[THREAD 3/11]
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