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Snippets for 30 January 2020

January 29, 2020

 

 

Welcome to another edition of our SnippETS newsletter. In this edition we cover developments made at the World Economic Forum Annual Summit in Davos, hot topics in sustainability for the new decade and how European Union plans to tackle climate change.

 

In addition, we cover climate commitments made by finance and tech companies, the future of low emissions ocean shipping and finish off this week with a heart warming article from Rwanda.

 


 

This week we open with some insightful and first hand feedback coming from the World Economic Forum Annual Summit at Davos.  Joel Makower, the Green Biz editor, indicates that there is true intent on improving reporting and transparency on implementing the SDGs and sustainability in general.  These are based on four main themes: Principles of Governance, Planet, People and Prosperity.  As always however, the devil is in the detail and the metrics rarely lie. Read more.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we continue to embrace 2020, we examine what will be the main developments in this new make-or-break decade.  These include: how we protect and look after our oceans, how we protect and look after our biodiversity (as presently around 1 million species are threatened with extinction) and how we really take action on addressing climate change with COP 26 to be held in Glasgow later this year. Read more.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

One sector that is truly embracing taking climate change action is the European Union.  It recently announced plans to dedicate a quarter of its budget to tackling climate change by shifting US$ 1.1 trillion, over the next ten years, towards making the EU economy more environmentally friendly.  The Green Deal is aimed at making Europe the world’s first carbon neutral continent by 2050.  “This is our pledge of solidarity and fairness,” said Frans Timmermans, the Dutch politician tapped as executive vice president of the European Green Deal.<