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COP27 - McKinsey's commentary & Virtual Events
COP27 in Sheikh, Egypt will be centered on the themes of decarbonization, the energy transition, innovative solutions, pro-climate finance, nature and biodiversity, and most importantly, International FUNDING. McKinsey senior partners  will be hosting a series of virtual events with CEOs, experts, and thought leaders focused on accelerating the net-zero transition. For the full agenda, and to register for McKinsey’s discussions see below:In the meantime, Here's a revealing McKinsey commentary on how last year's COP26 impacted world business:https://www.mckinsey.com/capabilities/sustainability/our-insights/cop26-made-net-zero-a-core-principle-for-business-
7 November 2022 by Jeremy Wright

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COP27 - "It's all about the money" ?
The G7 + Australia are in the spotlight at the Climate Conference starting Sunday 7th Nov. The principle that rich countries are responsible for historical greenhouse emissions, so should cover some of the bill for poorer countries for climate damages - will be a major focus of the COP27 conference over two weeks in Egypt.So far:$693 Billion: Financial support for fossil fuel companies provided by G20 countries 2021$58.4 Billion: Combined profits of five largest fossil-fuel companies, 3rd quarter of 2022$16.8 Million: Donations made by rich countries to cover loss and damage.Watch this space.... https://qz.com/2019457/g7-countries-are-shortchanging-the-climate-by-billions-of-dollars
5 November 2022 by Jeremy Wright

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"There is no such thing as 'Waste'!
Prof Veena Sahajwalla from the Uni NSW advocates that there is no such thing as 'Waste' Rather, there are endless opportunities to
3 November 2022 by Jeremy Wright

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Nature Impact Disclosures to be mandatory by 2030
More than 300 businesses, including H&M, Sainsbury’s and Nestle, have urged world leaders to make it mandatory for comp
30 October 2022 by IdeaSpies
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Nationally consistent rules on single use plastic items
Australia will move towards nationally consistent rules on single-use plastic items, as NSW prepares to strip shelves of plastic s
23 October 2022 by IdeaSpies

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Victoria joins other states in high stakes renewable targets
Victoria has joined all the other Australian states in aiming high on 95% renewables by 2035 and rapidly phasing out coal-fired power. The Government will "replace polluting, privately owned coal with clean government owned renewable energy" with a $1bill commitment to the delivery of 4.5GW worth of renewable energy projects:This follows major announcements from the Qld, NSW and WA states with similar targets. It differs somewhat in the increased government involvement.And this only covers energy and does not yet address emission reduction in the other sectors, especially transport and agriculture - but watch this space:https://www.innovationaus.com/victoria-commits-to-95-renewables-target-by-2035/
21 October 2022 by Jeremy Wright