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Everything is at stake at COP26. But we can still stop global heating.
The world now has about a decade left to stop global heating. We are currently on track for temperature increases above pre-industrial levels of up to 4.5 degrees Celsius. When more than 190 signed the Paris Agreement in 2015, they dearly wanted no more than 2 degrees of heating, preferably 1.5 degrees. The only way to meet that aim is by adopting a reasonably safe carbon budget at COP26. All nations must work together to live within that budget. See why this is vital and how we can set a reasonably safe carbon budget and save the planet.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-exuQBnuFw&t=183s
30 September 2021 by Bronwyn Kelly

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New precision technology shows higher methane emissions
#methane | "Reducing methane going into the atmosphere is the most cost-effective way to reduce climate change today. We don't need major changes in technology, we don't need to find places where we can stick the methane deep into the earth, we can solve a lot of these problems right now, by just simply mapping where things are leaking and fixing it today."https://www.abc.net.au/7.30/methane-emissions-higher-than-previous-estimates/13561978
28 September 2021 by Maria MacNama...

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The latest thoughts from leading ClimateTech CVCs
The latest thoughts from leading Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) funds investing in innovation to decarbonize their respective industries.Whereas traditional venture capital funds are purely financially oriented, CVCs’ objectives often bifurcate into prioritizing strategic and financial returns. In a world of corporate net zero commitments, CVCs have bolstered their mandates to invest in accelerating climate technologies. Startups are considered to be bad at scaling, and corporates bad at innovating - so the upsurgence in CVCs’ investment into climate startups is exciting for their partnership potential to scale climate innovation. I'd love to see some Aussie success stories here.image credit: ClimatechVChttps://climatetechvc.substack.com/p/-corporate-climate-venturing
19 September 2021 by Daniella Trai...

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Another breakthrough - a recyclable wind turbine blade
Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has announced the launch of the “world’s first” recyclable commercial turbine blade. Wind turbines generate electricity without using fossil fuels or producing particulate matter pollution, but they do create waste: they can last as long as 25 years, and up to now turbine blades could not be recycled, piling up in landfills at the end of their life. However, now the Spain-based renewable energy company Siemens Gamesa says it has finally designed a recyclable wind turbine blade.https://www.fastcompany.com/90674645/this-giant-wind-turbine-blade-can-be-recycled 
16 September 2021 by Jeremy Wright

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Australia can lead the world at COP26 to stop global heating
Australia is among the least cooperative countries in climate change negotiations. But we can reverse that and become a leader in global cooperation at the forthcoming COP26 meeting in Glasgow. The current negotiating framework in use under the Paris Agreement unfortunately cannot stop global heating. Australia can propose a Motion to replace it with one that can stop the heating. A new basis for negotiations – one in which countries work out how to fairly share the remaining safe total tonnage of emissions – is a game changer. See why and how it can be done. https://www.austcfp.com.au/post/australia-can-lead-the-world-to-fix-climate-change
16 September 2021 by Bronwyn Kelly

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Turning Bus Stops Into Green Roof Pollinator Gardens For Bees
A city in the East Midlands of the United Kingdom is turning all the roofs of their bus stops into pollinator gardens for bees.Bees are a major player in our ecosystem. Without them, we'd struggle to produce food and our green spaces would suffer.By helping the bees bounce back after their decline because of bee killing pesticides, we're also helping ourselves and our environment.Click the link to find out more:https://mymodernmet.com/leicester-green-roof-bee-bus-stops/
14 September 2021 by Marcus Gordon