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What We’re Reading This Week - Sussex Environment Team

Published on
May 15, 2020

May 8 - May 15

Looking for something to do this long weekend?  The Sussex Environment team has it covered. Here are our picks from this week’s environmental reads.  Have a great weekend, everyone!

Will COVID-19 unite or divide Canada over its energy and climate future?
Monica Gattinger and Brendan Frank. Policy Options. May 1, 2020.

‘Smarter packaging’ to tackle food waste ‘better for climate’ than eliminating plastics: Study.
Katy Askew. Food Navigator. May 4, 2020.

Rich nations must make pandemic recovery plans green: global investors.
Reuters. May 5, 2020.

Green steel industry could secure jobs future for Australia's coalmining heartland.
Adam Morton. The Guardian. May 10, 2020.

Why We Need To Start Investing In Resilience.
Greg Satell. Medium. May 9, 2020.

Plastic piles up in Thailand as pandemic efforts sideline pollution fight.
Patpicha Tanakasempipat, Reuters. National Post. May 11, 2020.

Shortage of impact strategies "is hampering progress".
Justina Deveikyte, Jim Roth, Piet Klop. Environmental Finance. May 7, 2020.

The Paths to Net Zero – How Technology Can Save the Planet.
Inês Azevedo, Michael R. Davidson, Jesse D. Jenkins, Valerie J. Karplus, and David G. Victor. Foreign Affairs. May/June 2020.

Taking ownership of a sustainable future.
CB Bhattacharya. McKinsey & Company. May 12, 2020.

Deep retrofits key to climate change progress, but mid-size buildings lag behind.
Jennifer Lewington. Globe and Mail. May 12, 2020.

Global carbon dioxide levels at record high despite coronavirus lockdown.
Louise Boyle. Independent. May 12, 2020.

Clean energy stocks are sailing through pandemic, for good reasons.
David Berman. Globe and Mail. May 10, 2020.

A deep retrofit of homes and buildings is the megproject Canada needs.
Tom-Pierre Frappé-Sénéclauze. Policy Options. May 8, 2020.

Wood pellets from clear-cut, old-growth forests may not be carbon neutral.
Carl Meyer. National Observer. May 12, 2020.

Tiff Macklem will have to navigate climate risk at the Bank of Canada.
Kevin Quinlan. Globe and Mail. May 11, 2020.

Canadian companies call for “resilient recovery” in open letter to government.
Luke Sarabia. Electric Autonomy Canada. May 13, 2020.

Ottawa’s aide package a climate change signal to big corporations.
Jeffrey Jones, Bill Curry. Globe and Mail. May 12, 2020.

Pandemic or not, Canada still faces a climate crisis — and the clock is ticking.
Aaron Wherry. CBC News. May 13, 2020.

A new social contract and climate capitalism: Our best shot at building back better.
Toby A.A Heaps. Corporate Knights. May 14, 2020.

How airlines can chart a path to zero-carbon flying.
Alex Dichter, Kimberly Henderson, Robin Riedel, and Daniel Riefer. McKinsey & Company.  May 13, 2020.

Alberta and federal government reach preliminary methane reduction deal.
Lisa Johnson. Edmonton Journal. May 14, 2020.

The $30 Billion Fight to Fuel Australia’s Post-Covid Economy.
James Thornhill, Bloomberg News. Financial Post. May 12, 2020.

Oilpatch welcomes federal aid despite climate change conditions.
Canadian Press. Canadian Manufacturing. May 12, 2020.

Do renewables hold the upper hand against coal in post-coronavirus world?
Clyde Russell, Reuters. Financial Post. May 14, 2020.

Microsoft, Visa and others worth combined $11.5 trillion want Congress to include climate in COVID-19 recovery plan.
Rachel Koning Beals. MarketWatch. May 14, 2020.

The Economic Principle That Tells Us a Lot About Coronavirus and Climate.
Justin Worland. Time. May 13, 2020.

World’s biggest wealth fund blacklists Canadian Natural Resources, Cenovus, Suncor and Imperial Oil for carbon emissions.
Gwladys Fouche and Terje Solsvik, Reuters. Globe and Mail. May 12, 2020.

Coronavirus is strengthening the hand of ESG investors.
Billy Nauman. Financial Times. May 15, 2020.

Compound climate risks in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Carly A. Phillips, Astrid Caldas, Rachel Cleetus, Kristina A. Dahl, Juan Declet-Barreto, Rachel Licker, L. Delta Merner, J. Pablo Ortiz-Partida, Alexandra L. Phelan, Erika Spanger-Siegfried, Shuchi Talati, Christopher H. Trisos, Colin J. Carlson. Nature. May 15, 2020.

These drones can plant 40,000 trees in a month. By 2028, they’ll have planted 1 billion.
Adele Peters. Fast Company. May 15, 2020.

A Make-or-Break Moment for Cities.
Steven Conn. The Atlantic. May 15, 2020.

Carbon market holding up despite virus.
Australia Associated Press. May 14, 2020.

Boiling Point: Giant batteries are changing everything for clean energy.
Sammy Roth. LA Times. May 14, 2020.

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