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What We’re Reading This Week - Sussex Environment Team

Published on
May 22, 2020

May 18 - May 22

Even with a short work week, there were still plenty of great articles posted that cover climate change, single-use plastics, hydrogen, climate risk disclosure, and more. The Sussex Environment team has it all included here. Enjoy the weekend!

COVID-19 provides stark reminder on need to act on climate change.
Shawn McCarthy. iPolitics. May 19, 2020.

Climate change cannot be put on furlough.
Rhys Thomas. Climate Action. May 15, 2020.

New advocacy group joins push for green recovery from COVID-19's economic shock.
Aaron Wherry. Globe and Mail. May 19, 2020

Advocates say green hydrogen’s time has come in a post-pandemic world.
Nina Chestney and Kate Abnett. Globe and Mail. May 8, 2020.

Confronting climate risk.
Jonathan Woetzel, Dickon Pinner, Hamid Samandari, Hauke Engel, Mekala Krishan, Brodie Boland. McKinsey and Associates. May 15, 2020.

Using lots of plastic packaging during the coronavirus crisis? You’re not alone.
Daiane Scaraboto. Solid Waste Magazine. May 19, 2020.

Large areas of London to be made ‘car-free’.
Cordelia Van-Ristell. Climate Action. May 19, 2020.

Single-use plastics ban likely delayed due to pandemic: Environment minister.
Canadian Press. May 15, 2020.

Coordinated international effort for a COVID-19 vaccine a model for dealing with climate change.
Laurie Goering, Reuters. Ottawa Citizen. May 16, 2020.

Stripe picks $1 mln in carbon-removal projects to spur industry.
Joseph Menn, Reuters. Financial Post. May 18, 2020.

Technological changes and new low-carbon lifestyles, key to mitigating climate change.
Autonomous University of Barcelona. Phys.org. May 18, 2020.

Australia Looks to Big Oil in Latest Plan to Curb Emissions.
James Thornhill, Bloomberg News. Financial Post. May 19, 2020.

Will the world’s breadbaskets become less reliable?
Jonathan Woetzel Dickon Pinner, Hamid Samandari, Hauke Engel, Mekala Krishnan, Nichoas Denis, Tilman Melzer. McKinsey and Company. May 18, 2020.

Unpriceable Climate Change Stalks $31 Trillion Debt Market.
Ruth Carson. Bloomberg Green. May 1, 2020.

Despite pandemic, BNEF predicts EVs will increase market share in 2020.
Luke Sarabia. Electric Autonomy Canada. May 20, 2020.

America's Renewables Take Hold as the Coal Industry Enters a Potentially Permanent Downward Spiral.
Hannah Osborne. Newsweek. May 19, 2020.

Reimagining industrial operations.
Sebastian Reiter, Patrick Schulze, Ken Somers. McKinsey and Company. May 19, 2020.

COVID measures cut world greenhouse gas emissions by nearly a fifth: study.
Bob Weber, Canadian Press. CleanTech Canada. May 19, 2020.

How renewable energy could power Britain's economic recovery.
Jillian Ambrose. The Guardian. May 19, 2020.

What Canada is Getting Right with its Covid-19 Economic Response Plan.
Nishan Degnarain. Forbes. May 19, 2020.

A new opportunity to tackle climate change: Countries should seize the moment to flatten the climate curve.
Leaders. The Economist. May 21, 2020.

Exit Sidewalk Labs, enter COVID-19: what impact on autonomous vehicles in Canada?
Luke Sarabia. Electric Autonomy Canada. May 21, 2020.

We’re flattening the coronavirus curve. We can flatten the climate curve, too.
A.R Ravishankara and Mary M. Glackin. Washington Post. May 19, 2020.

The world’s energy system must be transformed completely.
Schools Brief. The Economist. May 23, 2020.

Covid-19 Waste Complicates Trudeau's Single-Use Plastics Ban.
Kait Bolongaro, Bloomberg News. Financial Post. May 22, 2020.

How the Bank of Canada could play a role in saving oilsands companies — and the environment.
Kevin Carmichael. The Chronicle Herald. May 21, 2020.

5 reasons why biodiversity matters – to human health, the economy and your wellbeing.
Marie Quinney. World Economic Forum. May 22, 2020.

Post-crisis infrastructure must be built with low carbon materials.
Lord Barker of Battle. Financial Times. May 22, 2020.

Has the Coronavirus Disappeared Climate Politics?
Paul Hockenos. Foreign Policy. May 21, 2020.

Built to Last.
Michelle Albert, Elliott Cappell, Elise Paré. ReNew Canada. May/June 2020.

Plastic recycling ‘could cease to be profitable’.
Joshua Dartley. Let’s Recycle. May 18, 2020.

Global CO2 emissions could drop by as much as 7% in 2020 due to pandemic, researchers suggest.
Thomson Reuters, CBC News. May 19, 2020.

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