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What We’re Reading This Week - Sussex Environment Team

Published on
July 3, 2020

June 26 – July 3

Disclaimer: There are some bad news articles in this week’s reading list – worsening climate, increased flooding, increases in food waste. But we have some good news in here too on how it can be addressed. Start with the bad news, and end with the good.  

Oil industry faces big hurdles in meeting Liberal climate-change goals.
Shawn McCarthy. iPolitics. June 30, 2020.

Will Bank of Canada’s new boss emerge as Canada’s finance climate champion?
Amir Barnea. Toronto Star. June 27, 2020.

15 million U.S. homes are at risk of flooding — 70% higher than FEMA estimates.
Irina Ivanova, Rachel Layne. CBS News. June 30, 2020.

US to join summit on global green recovery from Covid-19 crisis.
Fiona Harvey. The Guardian. June 29, 2020.

This is how we can make a global green recovery – that also boosts the economy.
Charlotte Edmond. World Economic Forum. June 26, 2020.

The world’s climate catastrophe worsens amid the pandemic.
Ishaan Tharoor. The Washington Post. June 29, 2020.

Electric Car Charging Stations Are Finally About to Take Off.
Laura Millan Lombrana, Rachel Morison. Bloomberg Green. June 23, 2020.

California set to ban all heavy diesel trucks and vans by 2045.
Jonathan M. Gitlin. ARS Technica. June 26, 2020.

Transdev-Lion deal for 27 electric school buses shows why Quebec is winning in the EV economy.
Stephanie Wallcraft. Electric Autonomy Canada. June 25, 2020.

Industry leaders call for bold green recovery in open letter.
Maclean’s. June 29, 2020.

Democrats to unveil bold new climate plan to phase out emissions by 2050.
Emily Holden. The Guardian. June 29, 2020.

Here’s how COVID-19 creates food waste mountains that threaten the environment.
Emma Charlton. World Economic Forum. June 30, 2020.

Circular Economy: Why It’s time for companies to change their business models.
Enzo Savelli. Medium. June 29, 2020.

Measuring for sustainability.
Monica Contestible. Nature. June 29, 2020.

France’s Macron pledges billions for climate after Greens make gains in latest election.
Associated Press. MarketWatch. June 29, 2020.

Environmental experts dismayed by details of Johnson's 'New Deal'.
Fiona Harvey. The Guardian. June 30, 2020.

Driving CO2 emissions to zero (and beyond) with carbon capture, use, and storage.
Krysta Biniek, Kimberly Henderson, Matt Rogers, Gregory Santoni. McKinsey & Company. June 30, 2020.

Will COVID Recovery Be a Tipping Point for the Circular Economy?
Stephanie Cairns, Alice Irene Whittaker. Smart Prosperity.  June 30, 2020.

How should Canada approach green stimulus plans? Architects of Obama’s strategy have some lessons.
Adam Radwanski. Globe and Mail. June 29, 2020.

The First Moonshot Didn’t Disrupt an Incumbent Industry. The Climate Moonshot Must.
Sara Hastings-Simon. Greentech Media. June 26, 2020.

Japan may close 100 old coal units by 2030 to hit emissions goal.
Aya Takada. Bloomberg, Financial Post. July 2, 2020.

Huge acceleration of clean energy innovation needed to meet net zero target -IEA.
Nina Chestney. Reuters, Financial Post. July 2, 2020.

How to build a better Canada after COVID-19: Launch a fossil-free future.
Kyla Tienhaara, Amy Janzwood, Angela Carter. Phys.org. July 1, 2020.

Oil majors face up to plunging asset values.
Anjli Raval. Financial Times. July 2, 2020.

Why Sustainable Investing is a No-Brainer. And How to do it.
Crowdsourcing Sustainability. Medium. July 1, 2020.

Green is the new black as Germany drives EU agenda.
Mehreen Khan. Financial Times. July 1, 2020.

On the table? Pressure mounts for meat giants to face carbon tax.
Agnieszka de Sousa. Bloomberg, Al Jazeera. July 1, 2020.

Amazon’s Climate Pledge Gains Crucial Momentum.
Patrick Moorhead. Forbes. June 30, 2020.

Recycling laggard Greece to discard single-use plastic.
Reuters, Financial Post. June 30, 2020.

Green Infrastructure Can Be Cheaper, More Effective than Dams.
Daniel Cusick. Scientific American. June 9, 2020.

Steven Chu: Long-Term Energy Storage Solution Has Been Here All Along.
Jeff McMahon. Forbes. June 24, 2020.

After many false starts, hydrogen power might now bear fruit.
Economist. July 4th Edition, 2020.

Billions for sustainable investments – Germany’s plan for a green recovery.
Harry Kretchmer. World Economic Forum. July 2, 2020.

Finland, Canada and the Netherlands join forces to advance the circular economy as key to a sustainable recovery.
Tuula Sjostedt. Sitra. June 25, 2020.

Climate battles are moving into the courtroom, and lawyers are getting creative.
Matthew Green, Valerie Volcovici. Reuters, Financial Post. July 2, 2020.

What if carbon removal becomes the new Big Oil?
Economist. July 4th 2020 Edition.  

Coronavirus: ‘Green recovery’ risks voter backlash unless it boosts households and jobs.
Edmund Heaphy. Yahoo Finance UK. July 2, 2020.

How the Pandemic Is Changing the Outlook for Peak Oil.
Will Kennedy. Bloomberg. July 3, 2020.

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