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Hello, this is Bruno, bringing you the latest climate news. Today we look into the key issue of carbon inequality, following Oxfam’s latest report, and who bears responsibility for the bill left to future generations.

We also listen to a testimony from the ashes in California and explore why Geneva aims at carbon neutrality only later rather than sooner. Meanwhile, with their announcements last week, Europe and China have given us good reasons to hope.

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Bruno Jochum, Geneva

28.09.2020


Today’s reason for hope


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A solar panel installation is seen in Ruicheng County in central China's Shanxi Province, Nov.2019. Photo: AP Photo/Sam McNeil

China going carbon neutral before 2060. If China were to achieve its announced goal of achieving carbon neutrality before 2060, it would lower global warming projections by around 0.2 to 0.3°C, the biggest single reduction ever estimated.

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Should the rich be allowed to exhaust the world's remaining 'carbon budget'? Oxfam’s briefing explains why extreme carbon inequality must be confronted to bring social justice to fighting the climate crisis.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Geneva cannot become carbon neutral without the will of its citizens. While some other cities in Europe are on track to become carbon neutral as early as 2025, Geneva is still debating whether such ambition is feasible.

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West coast fires: from smoke to ashes. As the wildfires continue to wreak havoc, we speak to a Swiss national living in the north of San Francisco caught amid the devastation.

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Here's what else is happening


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EarthTime

Climate heat maps show how hot it could get for today’s tweens. A new visualisation by EarthTime presents the worst-case scenario by 2100, which is within the life expectancy of today’s children between 10 and 12 years old. Released during the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Sustainable Development Impact Summit, it shows record temperature rises in the US, India and across South Asia for longer periods of time.

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Next on the agenda


28 September | Leaders Event for Nature & People Aimed at stepping up the response to the climate emergency, this event will feature heads of state supporting the Leaders Pledge for Nature and People, to be announced on the day.

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30 September | UN Summit on Biodiversity The summit, convened by the president of the general assembly, will highlight the urgent need to accelerate action on biodiversity for sustainable development.

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28 September | Green Recovery and Green New Deals This session on greening COVID-19 recovery plans and stimulus packages is chaired by the Club of Rome.

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