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Hello, this is Bruno, bringing you the latest climate news as we start an important week of summits and events in New York related to the planetary emergency.

This morning we're focusing on an upcoming political pledge by several states on climate, people and nature, in an effort to reset multilateralism in this critical moment. Meanwhile, anxiety grows in the insurance industry about the rising climate bill, and a $47 trillion investor group tips in favour of the “net zero” economy.

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Bruno Jochum, Geneva

21.09.2020


Today’s reason for hope


Elise Buckle: ‘It’s time for a global reset to rebalance our relationship with nature’. Elise Buckle is an adviser to the United Nations on climate and the sustainable development goals (SDGs). With a planetary emergency unfolding and stakes never been so high, she talks to Geneva Solutions about what we can expect from the upcoming multilateral talks.

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Climate news


New York climate week: what happens and why it's important. With the UN General Assembly, the heads of state’s pledge, a biodiversity summit, and 350 side events in the city all lining up over such limited time, we explain what’s at stake and suggest the most interesting moments.

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What if insurers stopped paying the climate bill? Under considerable financial strain for the third year in a row due to widespread wildfires, a number of insurance companies in the United States have started cancelling policies in fire-prone zones of the west coast.

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$47-trillion investment group calls on big polluters to reach net-zero emissions. The investors’ group Climate Action 100 + announced last week that they will put pressure again on the world’s biggest polluters to reach net zero emissions.

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Here's what else is happening


Image of the day


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AP Photo/Ricardo Garcia Vilanova

More than 70 migrants on a rescue ship awaiting permission to dock in southern Italy jumped into the sea in frustration on Friday after being informed that nearby Malta had refused them entry. They were picked up by Italian authorities off Palermo, the Spanish charity Open Arms said. The charity's search-and-rescue ship had been carrying some 280 migrants and refugees picked up last week as they tried to cross the Mediterranean in flimsy boats.


Next on the agenda


22- 29 September | The General Debate of the 75th Session World leaders will convene virtually this week for the beginning of the 75th United Nations General Assembly, known as the general debate. The theme of this year's high-level meeting: 'The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism'.

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24 September | Exponential Climate Action Summit Organised by social network, We Don’t Have Time, the summit will bring together thinkers and doers in climate action to discuss what innovations and policies exist to halve emissions by 2030.

We Don’t Have Time (EN)

30 September | UN Summit on Biodiversity The all-day summit, starting at 10am (EDT), convened by the president of the General Assembly, will highlight the crisis facing humanity from the degradation of biodiversity and the urgent need to accelerate action on biodiversity for sustainable development.

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