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Net-Zero Transition - why, when and at what cost
Companies and Governments worldwide are pledging to achieve net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050 or (hopefully) much earlier. McKinsey has produced a comprehensive report: What would it take to fulfill that ambition? What massive changes are involved and how soon? How will this be 'engineered?'It makes for an interesting analysis and guide. Some of the extracts have appeared in Idea Spies recently. Here is the link to download the full Report or Executive Summary:https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/sustainability/our-insights/the-net-zero-transition-what-it-would-cost-what-it-could-bring?
10 February 2022 by Jeremy Wright

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Net-Zero across the world - economic & sovereign risk
Global warming and Net-Zero Transitions are changing our world in uneven ways.McKinsey sets out a range of scenarios across 69 countries - including Australia - outlining the risks & opportunities: htps://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/sustainability/our-insights/how-te-net-zero-transition-would-play-out-in-countries-and-regions? but 'the exposure and its effects would be unevenly distributed'As part of this, sovereign risks will be highly dispersed across world, the Pacific, South Asia & Bangladesh in particular. The next Climate & Peace Webinar 6pm Tuesday 15th February address these risks and the choices that we face - headlined by retired Admiral Chris Barr
8 February 2022 by Jeremy Wright

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Innovating to Net Zero: The Climate Technologies now available
McKinsey research on Europe’s net-zero pathway suggests that climate technologies that are already mature could deliver 60 percent of the emissions reduction needed to stabilize the climate by 2050. Further abatement must come from climate technologies that aren’t quite ready, including 25 to 30 percent from technologies that are demonstrated but not yet mature.Five technology groups are identified - in order of potential: Electrification, Agriculture, Power Grids, Transport and Carbon Capture (having the lowest potential) - that could attract $2trillion/year investment by 2025. So we have most of the tools already! Now we need the will...https://www.mckinsey.
27 January 2022 by Jeremy Wright

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SA breaks a renewable energy milestone
Congratulations to South Australia! The state produced on average 101 per cent of the energy it needed from wind, rooftop solar and solar farms, with just a fraction of the energy the state used being drawn from gas, in order to keep the grid stable. This shows what good policy and sector collaboration can achieve in our hot Australian summers.https://amp-smh-com-au.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/south-australia-breaks-record-running-for-a-week-on-renewable-energy-20220116-p59omi.html
17 January 2022 by Katherine Leo...

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Three Women dancing on an Iceberg above Sydney Harbour
"Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life" - Oscar Wilde1889 - in 2022 it's about Climate Change with two creative pieces already: Thaw - performance art depicting the melting icebergs we are threatened with - suspended above Sydney Harbour, https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/jan/14/three-women-are-dancing-on-an-iceberg-in-the-sky-they-dont-know-how-fast-it-will-melt? https://www.legsonthewall.com.au/thawAndDon't Look Up - an American satirical science-fiction film by Adam McKay - Scientists attempting to warn humanity about an approaching comet w
14 January 2022 by Jeremy Wright

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A Black Box for the Earth!
Incongruous in the Tasmanian landscape, much like Kubrick's black monolith of 2001: A Space Odyssey. For future visitors to discover - its alien presence suggesting it was put there with intent.And if future visitors can decipher the messages it contains, they could have a glimpse of what caused the collapse of our civilisation.This is Earth's Black Box - a tool for analysis and a warning of the risk we run with how we are mismanaging our climate.To be placed in south-western Tasmania, it is already listening:https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2021-12-06/climate-change-earth-black-box-recorder/100621778
9 December 2021 by Jeremy Wright