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Good morning, this is Bruno, bringing the latest news for Geneva Solutions on how things are pacing up on climate, despite the lockdowns in place.

We first listen to the Special Envoys of the Netherlands and the Marshall Islands, who explain their countries’ call to set the bar higher for green recovery plans. We also look at the Race to Zero, a “radical collaboration” campaign for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon society. Plus, #Housing2030 reminds us why retrofitting buildings is a solution to many issues at once.

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Bruno Jochum, Geneva

13.11.2020


Today’s reason for hope


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Dignitaries celebrate after the adoption of the COP21 Paris agreement in 2015. (Keystone/EPA/Christophe Petit Tesson)

US allies welcome Biden presidency as major chance to tackle climate crisis. Following Joe Biden’s election win, global powers, including the US, Europe and China, might finally align their efforts to tackle the climate crisis. Biden has vowed to rejoin the Paris accord and to set a goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050, giving a boost to preparations for COP26 to be held next year in Glasgow.

The Guardian (EN)

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The Race to Zero: a masterplan to tip the system, just in time. Virtual dialogues with myriads of actors from all sectors of human activity take place this week to rally them towards implementing the climate pathways to 1.5°C.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Pushing for a green recovery from Covid. As countries come up with plans for recovery from the pandemic, the High Ambition Coalition proposes clear criteria for climate action. Two climate envoys take us through the steps.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Greener homes for a greener future. With buildings making up for 36 per cent of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions, sustainable housing is at the centre of the EU’s strategy to curb global warming.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Image of the day


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Keystone/AP Photo/John Michael Magdasoc

Hundreds of thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes after Typhoon Vamco made landfall in the Philippines on Wednesday night. The typhoon comes just 10 days after Super Typhoon Goni hit many of the same communities. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has released an emergency fund to support rescue efforts.


Next on the agenda


15 November | Initiative "multinationales responsables". Youth representatives from different political parties will express their views on the responsible business initiative.

Jeunes Vert'libéraux genevois (EN)

17 November | Frequently asked questions on the 1992 Water Convention. A chance to learn what are States’ obligations the Water Convention.

UNECE (EN)

9-19 November | Race to Zero Dialogues. Actors continue to meet and discuss how to build a climate-neutral and resilient world.

UNFCCC (EN)

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