Here we aim to offer a daily brief on the state of the media coverage at COP25
Credits: Allan Jay Quesada
Broad Media Coverage Overnight
. Brazil walks back from funding demand – stating it will still negotiate and won’t block everything if it doesn’t get 10billion of the 100billion (As their crazy Environmental Minister stated before)
. EU lawmakers announced tighter regulations on green bonds. There will now be 3 levels of “green-ness” that should make green investing more transparent, especially for the divestment movement
. EU is pushing to increase its 2050 and maybe even its 2030 targets, but it is currently not on track to meet its 40% reduction target for 2030 – proving that the low-hanging fruits of emissions cuts may have largely been picked already
. Private sector report highlighted that 285 companies have implemented Science Based Targets – with combined greenhouse gas pollution that totals more than that of France and Spain put together – collectively, the list which includes McDonalds, Nike and Pepsi have committed to cutting 265 million tonnes of emissions –
. Interesting angle – 800,000 protested in France yesterday as part of ongoing protests from transport workers. Interestingly, during the protest the environmental group Extinction Rebellion claimed responsibility for trashing 3,600 electric scooters across French cities by obscuring their QR codes; calling electric scooters “ecologically catastrophic”.
CLIMATE TRACKER'S RECOMMENDED READINGS
Scientific American has a great recap on this year’s record-breaking Atlantic Ocean storms, including 18 storms, 6 hurricanes, 3 intense hurricanes.
Here’s some nice local reporting in Madrid from Al Jazeera, highlighting how Madrid’s mayor isn’t doing enough to curb toxic air pollution levels. Madrid is one of only 3 cities in Europe to frequently break air quality regulations set in 2010
If you’re interested in agriculture, you might like this piece in DW about a 15 year plan to support apple growers in Catalonia:
GOOD BACKGROUND BRIEFING
I’ve been obsessed by the Repsol piece each day this week, and 350.org released a critical press briefing today.
Covering Climate Now is calling this 5 min video one of the best examples of coverage this week. What do you think? It even highlights burger king.