A global campaign calling for a “a resilient, zero carbon recovery” from the COVID-19 pandemic has seen nearly 1,000 businesses commit to a 2050 net zero, with plans to encourage more to follow. The Race to Zero campaign is a global effort from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), bringing together a coalition of net zero initiatives and representing 449 cities, 21 regions, 992 businesses, 38 investors and 505 universities. It encourages actors outside of national governments to join the Climate Ambition Alliance by committing to achieving net zero by 2050 at the latest. The Alliance itself already has 120 countries signed up, UNFCCC said.
Current 5th June 2020 read more »
More than 100 investors have written to European business and finance leaders, calling on them to ensure the delivering of the bloc-wide Green Deal and deliver a green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. A letter from 109 investors has been sent to leaders and decision-makers across the European Union (EU) demanding that a green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic is delivered. The investors represent €11.9trn in assets under management or advice – more than the combined DP of Germany, France, Italy and Spain, The letter has been coordinated by the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) in coordination with Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and CDP. Investors are calling for an “accelerated transition to a net-zero emissions economy” that is in line with the Paris Agreement and the recently published European Green Deal.
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What percentage of journeys made each year in Birmingham, Copenhagen and Berlin are cycled? Make a guess. Remember, in these three major European cities, the price of bikes is comparable; the terrain is relatively flat; the weather is broadly similar; and Birmingham is the youngest city in Europe. The latest figures indicate that cycling makes up 40 per cent of the modal share in Copenhagen, 15 per cent in Berlin and just 1 per cent in Birmingham. Were you close? And whether you were or weren’t, the numbers pose the question: why are the differences so sharp?
Independent 7th June 2020 read more »