Here we aim to offer a daily brief on the state of the media coverage at COP25
Story of the day: Looks like the EU might have a fight on their hands over the carbon boarder tax. Hope Brussels has their boxing cloves ready – We’ll have Kartik follow up with the Indian Delegation today to find out if they’re thinking the same.
2 days ago was Global Health day with a big focus on air pollution. Unfortunately, the message didn’t get to everyone in India it seems. While the media has reported this thoroughly, Union Minister of State for Environment and Forest Babul Supriyo thinks there is “no conclusive data to link air pollution to deaths” – instead he is linking it to things like what you eat, drink and your social class. Nice.
It’s not all bad news from Indian media though. There was some great framing over the climate risk report from Manka Behl at Times of India and a fun story about the carbon footprints of the world’s top 20 footballers.
Finally, on the day of Saudi Aramco’s IPO offering, you might look instead at the World Bank, and the Investor response from Repsol’s push for carbon nuetrality.
The world bank is pushing the Gulf to go way more sustainable.
And Repsol has excited investors, including Mark van Baal, head of investor advocacy Follow This, which has called Repsol the first oil major to be “truly aligned” with the Paris goals.
And finally a lovely long read about communities on the Atlantic coast pipeline in the US – take a moment to appreciate this great story