THE BRIEF [Mar 6-12’23]
Eco-anxiety, international treaty to protect the oceans, a story of western climate migration and EU gas lobby hard at work to stop gas heater phase-out.
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This week’s highlights
[#efuels] — As you may have read from last week Germany withdrew support from a landmark EU proposal that would ban ICE cars in EU by 2035. They wanted to add that ICE cars can remain if they run on e-fuel. Hereby providing yet another loophole for the fossil fuel industry to exploit which is so silly since this (and many articles and probably all scientists in the world) agrees that e-fuels makes no sense in cars.
[#apartmentbuildings] — Apartment building owners in New York is struggling with the cities bold climate laws which aims to cut carbon emissions by 40% by 2030. The main issue is that owners are facing tough and very expensive decisions like for instance, choosing to put solar on a roof now just to comply with the regulation. And then take it all down again soon because the roof needs to be replaced. But here is one creative solution to actually use carbon capture. Some buildings have started experiments with that.
[#rainforests] — One big benefit of stopping deforestation apart from the obvious carbon removal one is that it may prevent pandemics, as many pandemics has started because of deforestation. As people around the world remove forests they’re also broad closer to animals and that is believed to increase the likelihood of outbreaks. A non-profit Health in Harmony is working on preventing just this.
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