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What does Security mean in the Climate Crisis?
The crucial CoP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow in November has to produce breakthroughs. Otherwise our peace & security are at risk. The next Climate & Peace Webinar - 6pm AEST Tuesday 10th August - addresses what Security Risks are involved – Defence, Energy & Food? This will be discussed by three expert speakers: Australia’s top former defence planner, Cheryl Durrant, An expert in dispatchable energy storage, Prof. Lachlan Blackhall, and a farmer and avid campaigner for agricultural reform Anika Molesworth.  These leading speakers will tell us why Climate & Peace have to be considered together. Registration via www.climateandpeace.com.au
28 July 2021 by Jeremy Wright

Climate

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Welcome to the 'Climate Club' for COP26 - US 1st member?
The European Commission has just introduced a set of 12 proposals—calling it “Fit for 55″, that is 55% emission reduction by 2030. Some policy analysts are suggesting this will create a “climate club“— essentially an exemption from the tariff for countries that adopt climate policies commensurate with the EU’s. The US would be the most likely first member. Also, this plan is likely to become a main point of contention at the COP26 climate summit in November—and will need to survive expected legal challenges in the World Trade Organization.https://qz.com/2033448/what-t
15 July 2021 by Jeremy Wright

Wellbeing

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Wellness vs. Well-being: different and both essential for employees' optimal performance
Great article from startup Leanmote https://leanmote.com/ whose business model uses real-time data and evidence-based tools to establish a coaching culture in organisations, managing employees in diverse locations. The evolution from wellness to well-being is gaining momentum, especially as companies focus on creating great places to work for their employees.The next step - empowering employees to be in a ‘zone of optimal performance’ by leveraging systemic data collected through an on-line platform and associated devices.https://leanmote.com/learn/wellness-vs-well-being-how-are-they-different-and-how-can-they-boost-employees-perfor
14 July 2021 by Jeremy Wright

Climate

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Role of Green Hydrogen in reaching net zero, with CSIRO Dr Daniel Roberts
Green hydrogen is tipped to play a major role in Australia’s shift to net zero emissions, but what exactly will that look like? What is stopping hydrogen from being a current major fuel source? How can hydrogen be used on farms? In this webinar (from Farmers for Climate Action), Dr Daniel Roberts, who leads CSIRO’s Hydrogen Energy Systems Future Science Platform (FSP) explains the essentials.This FSP plays an important role in CSIRO’s broad hydrogen RD&D program, by providing a strong scientific and technical foundation enabling a renewable energy export industry based on hydrogen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQThUBk_VAg
13 July 2021 by Jeremy Wright

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Green Finance Goes Mainstream – a confluence of trends and people
While the Wall St Journal announces “Green Finance Goes Mainstream”, The 2021 Global Investor Statement to Governments on the Climate Crisis delivers the strongest-ever investor call for governments to raise their climate ambition. And, Australia’s Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) announced the appointment of Chief Executive Officer Rebecca Mikula-Wright, who steps into the role with over 20 years’ experience in climate change, sustainability and investment banking in Hong Kong, Europe and Australia. https://igcc.org.au/investor-group-on-climate-change-appoints-new-ceo-rebecca-mikula-wright/ Green Finance Goes Mainstream, Lining Up Trillions Behind Global Energy Transition - WSJ  
7 July 2021 by Jeremy Wright

Climate

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‘Change is Coming’ with wins Against ExxonMobil, Chevron and Shell
In the last couple of weeks quite profound changes have moved climate policy in major Oil Companies' Board rooms.  ExxonMobil investors voted in two new climate-friendly directors, Chevron investors voted to require that company to slash emissions. And a few hours earlier on the same day, a Dutch court had ruled that Royal Dutch Shell needs to cut its own emissions to align with the Paris Agreement.Oil Company Defeats Raise Questions About Industry's Future | Time‘Black Wednesday’ for big oil as courtrooms and boardrooms turn on industry | Fossil fuels | The Guardian
13 June 2021 by Jeremy Wright