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Climate Summit and Australia's Response
April 22 - Earth Day and President Biden's Summit - crucial for the planet's chances to survive the climate crisis. How will Australia respond? "It’s insufficient to follow the existing trajectory" has been one comment from the US: https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/insufficient-biden-administration-criticises-australia-on-climate-20210422-p57lb9.html?For a thorough analysis - Blair Palese, Zali Steggall OAM MP and Tim Buckley are presenters on this Webinar 6pm, 4th May: www.climateandpeace.com.au
22 April 2021 by Jeremy Wright
 
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Transition Strategies - Finding the upside in emissions reduction
Like any change journey, the road to net zero involves several distinct steps. Decarbonization is no longer just an option. Across of the world, companies with ambitions to stay in business over the long term are already on a 30- or 40-year journey to net-zero emissions. Companies can both decarbonize and boost long-term growth. But it means pushing beyond abatement curves’ focus on cost and instead empowering people—while making a few big, strategic bets.  
14 April 2021 by Jeremy Wright
 
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The irresistible momentum behind clean, electric, connected mobility:
McKinsey, on the future of EVs and mobility, suggests it is being pre-determined via 4 major trends:* Increasing capital market support* The growing global influence of the Chinese consumer*The urgent need to reduce emissions, and* The developing skills for EV automation/productionIn this article, McKinsey & Co provide a compelling case for continuing investment in EVs and mobility, beyond most other industry sectors  
7 April 2021 by Jeremy Wright
 
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Green Recovery? or 'Missed Opportunities' UNEP Report
How is Australia's Green Recovery going? COVID-19  has led to a global crisis threatening the lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable by increasing poverty, exacerbating inequalities, and damaging long-term economic growth prospects. The report, 'Are We Building Back Better? Evidence from 2020 and Pathways for Inclusive Green Recovery Spending', provides an analysis of over 3500 fiscal policies announced by leading economies in 2020 and calls for governments to invest more sustainably and tackle inequalities in the wake of the devastation wrought by the pandemic. Australia is currently running LAST on the Green recovery spending scale.https://wedocs.unep.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.11822/35282/AWBBB_ES.pdf
23 March 2021 by Jeremy Wright
 
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Time is running short – to get a grip on the climate crisis
"Today’s targets are nowhere near enough, we must speed up change and HALVE global emissions in the next decade" Alok Sharma is president designate of Cop26 "In Nepal last month, I met communities displaced by melting glaciers. In Ethiopia, I saw how floods, droughts and locusts have decimated crops. Around the world, oceans are warming, and storms, floods and wildfires are intensifying, while here at home (in the UK), our coastal towns face serious long-term threats from rising seas. Unless we act now, we will be out of time to hold back the worst impactshttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/18/climate-crisis-cop26-president-global-targets
19 March 2021 by Jeremy Wright
 
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The Humble Brilliance of Italy's Moka Coffee Pot
The Moka Pot - remains a cool, inexpensive, highly functional example of mid-century modern design. In the same way that the single-cup pour-over cone was rediscovered and prized, sparking a whole new round of sales, maybe the moka pot is due for some revitalization and new trendiness. It seems impossible, or at least undesirable, for such a cool gadget to die  https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/make-coffee-moka-pot?
11 March 2021 by Jeremy Wright
 
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