Last week summary

31 August – 6 September

Following the public statement of Labour Leader Keir Starmer, who last week defined climate change protest group Extinction Rebellion as a criminal gang “characterised by violence or the threat of violence and by the use of bribery and corruption”, the group replied saying that the accusation are ridiculous and disrespectful towards the many citizens who joined and fight along the movement.

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“A recent World Economic Forum (WEF) report on the Future of Nature and Business estimates that a transition to a green economy could create 395 million jobs globally and $10.1 trillion in annual business value by 2030”. Are governments aware of the potential of a green recovery, both for the planet and for the environment?

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Another critical year for Greenland, but not that bad. Because the ice sheets are still melting but at a slower rate compared to 2019. Could that be because of a reduction of emissions during the global lockdown? Absolutely not, the effect on the atmosphere of a temporary reduction of emissions is minimal and no evidence can be observed on such a short time on a global scale.

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A fifth of carbon dioxide emissions come from multinational companies’ global supply chains, according to a new study led by UCL and Tianjin University. The study, published in Nature Climate Change, maps the emissions generated by multinationals’ assets and suppliers abroad, finding that the flow of investment is typically from developed countries to developing ones – meaning that emissions are in effect outsourced to poorer parts of the worldRead the article -> Link.

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