CoP26 - week 1 - a battleground, with China as the elephant in the room
The most important person at CoP26 - Xie Zhenhua? What India has promised...Who is being left behind and INNOVATIONS that will save us - a range of reports for the start of the Glasgow Climate Summit... How can it succeed when the G20 gave the Summit such an underwhelming pledge to start with? India surprises, Australia - nothing to report. Maybe China has a few rabbits to pull out of the hat:
Governments and Boards will be rolled if they are not acting on Climate - that's the conclusion from the recent election and the collapse this week of the AGL Board (Australia's biggest polluter).It was not only Mike Cannon-Brookes but several major funds that forced AGL to backtrack on the de-merger - that was aiming to quarantine the company from necessary emission reductions. Many other funds and activist shareholders are placing pressure on industrial polluters to also address Paris CoP21 targets (set in 2015). Watch this space!https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/may/30/agl-demerger-plan-mike-cannon-brookes
Natural disasters continue to intensify in occurrence and capacity, costing Australia an average $38 billion per year.
Using behavioural research and insights, HCL Technologies and its design consultancy Symplicit are taking a data-first approach to address post-catastrophe impacts like the Queensland floods.
Symplicit created an interactive systems map that puts residents and small business owners at the centre of disaster response and recovery. The map helps to prioritise responses, coordinate approaches, and utilise resources to better meet staff and community needs. It tells the story of complex interactions in the disaster recovery ecosystem in a simple, digestible and digitally accessible format.
“Big Oil Reality Check,” was released 24th May 2022 by Washington, DC-based Oil Change International
in collaboration with over 35 global organizations. The report, which
updates a 2020 study, analyzes the latest climate pledges of
BP, Chevron, Eni, Equinor, ExxonMobil, Repsol, Shell, and TotalEnergies
against alignment with the 1.5C temperature
goal in the Paris Agreement. The report lists over 200 expansion projects by the majors over the next 3 years that could create an additional 8.6 billion tonnes (Gt) of emissions. All eight companies’ climate pledges were judged as grossly insufficient! Time to change direction?https://electrek.co/2022/05/24/heres-where-big-oil-stands-on-climate-plans-and-its-not-good/