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"Host UK 'Does Not Have Clear Vision' For Last-Ditch Climate Talks"

"Developing countries and climate campaigners are growing increasingly concerned that the UK lacks a clear strategy for hosting vital UN talks on the climate crisis, amid fears of a conflict of interest in government between seeking post-Brexit trade deals and a global climate settlement."

Source: Guardian, 02/03/2020
October 19, 2020 to October 23, 2020

Wildscreen Festival

The biennial Wildscreen Festival in the UK, October 19-23, 2020, is a celebration of wildlife filmmaking and photography. There are 11 categories in the 2020 competition, and a new special jury prize for the production going to the greatest lengths to reduce their environmental impact. Deadlines: Earlybird – Feb 16; regular and extended – May 1 (no late fees).

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‘Strongest’ Climate Ruling: Dutch Court Orders Leaders to Take Action

"The Supreme Court of the Netherlands on Friday ordered the government to cut the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent from 1990 levels by the end of 2020. It was the first time a nation has been required by its courts to take action against climate change."

Source: NY Times, 12/24/2019

"EU Unveils 'Green Deal' Plan to Get Europe Carbon Neutral by 2050"

"The European Union unveiled a sweeping set of environmental initiatives on Wednesday aimed at creating the world's first carbon-neutral continent by 2050, touching everything from state aid rules to a green industrial policy and a carbon border tax on imports."

Source: Financial Times, 12/12/2019

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