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Good morning, this is Bruno, bringing the latest climate news for Geneva Solutions.

This week is all about hope. We explain why the UK’s National Health Service commitment to reach Net Zero by 2040 is a groundbreaker that paves the way for others to follow. Dr. Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum from WHO tells us about the key role of doctors in amplifying social tipping points. Meanwhile, GEO Week 2020 boosts international cooperation on data to make a real difference behind the scenes.

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Bruno Jochum, Geneva

06.11.2020


Today’s reason for hope


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A day after the US officially exited the Paris accord, democratic candidate Joe Biden vowed to rejoin the climate deal if electected president. In June 2017, president Donald Trump announced that Washington would leave the 2015 agreement on claims that it undermined the country’s economy.

Aljazeera (EN)

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UK health service raises hope in tackling climate change. The UK’s National Health Service said it plans to reach “net zero” by 2040. A first that will undoubtedly inspire many others.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Stepping up for the health of the planet. The NHS’s plan to reach carbon neutrality is crucial to the climate challenge, but also makes sense in terms of protecting people’s health. Dr Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum explains how these two are connected.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Using open data to tackle climate impact. Participants showcased at GEO Week 2020 how data from earth observation and monitoring is being used in their countries to underpin sound decision-making.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Image of the day


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An iceberg “the size of Luxembourg” is on the collision path with the Sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, threatening to disturb wildlife. Scientists are concerned that seals and penguins would have to do a big detour in order to find food and would not be able to get back to their young ones in time to feed them, Euronews reported.


Next on the agenda


9 November | Race to Zero Climate & Health Dialogue. Local and global actors will come together to place health and equity at the centre of ambitious climate action.

WHO (EN)

10 November | How to scale without sacrificing quality. The Taskforce to Scale the Voluntary Carbon Market will be presenting its report and will be addressing how the market should evolve to deliver maximum impact.

Gold Standard (EN)

13-14 November | Climathon Geneva 2020. For 24 hours, participants put their heads together to try and find solutions to climate challenges with the help of experts.

Climate-KIC (EN)

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