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In the UK, Climate Isn’t a Political Issue. That’s a Problem.   
September 24, 2020
Source: The Nation - On the final day of the Oxford Citizens Assembly on Climate Change—a cold, gray British October Sunday almost a year ago—I witnessed a strangely moving exercise in direct democracy. Strange because it seemed,
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Coronavirus A Major Global Job Killer, Report Finds   
September 24, 2020
Source: pymnts.com - The coronavirus crisis wiped out the equivalent of nearly half a million jobs around the world by the end of June, according to a new ILO study.
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New council working group to look at more cycleways on Peterborough roads   
September 24, 2020
Source: Peterborough Evening Telegraph - A new Cycling and Walking Working Group has been set up by Peterborough City Council to look at ‘reallocating’ road space in the city for bikes and improving routes for pedestrians.
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The Capital Note: Treasuries & ESG   
September 24, 2020
Source: National Review on MSN.com - In March, when the Covid crisis entered full swing, the deepest, most liquid securities market in the world — that for U.S. Treasuries — froze up. The “dash for cash” catalyzed by the Covid sell-off led...
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Coronavirus pandemic slashes worldwide income from work by a tenth: International Labour Organization   
September 24, 2020
Source: India Today - Income earned from work worldwide dropped by an estimated 10.7 per cent, or $3.5 trillion, in the first nine months of 2020, compared to the same period a year ago, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said.
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Report: Coronavirus Has Killed Almost 30 Pct Of Jobs Worldwide   
September 24, 2020
Source: pymnts.com - The coronavirus crisis wiped out the equivalent of nearly half a million jobs around the world by the end of June, according to a new ILO study.
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Saudi King Salman assails Iran in United Nations debut   
September 24, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz took aim at Iran during his debut on Wednesday at the annual United Nations meeting of world leaders, calling for a united front to contain Riyadh's rival and stop it from getting weapons...
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Coronavirus Private Sector Global Facility announced at SDG Business Forum at 75th UN General Assembly   
September 24, 2020
Source: Ghanaweb.com - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) have established the
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Corporate America Is Irrationally Enthusiastic About Carbon Capture   
September 24, 2020
Source: New Republic - This summer, however, the only coal-fired power plant capturing a meaningful amount of carbon in the United States—the country’s main showcase for that technology—unceremoniously closed down following months of...
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Climate change: An existential threat to humanity and how we can survive   
September 24, 2020
Source: The Jerusalem Post Blogs - Our climate crisis is the biggest social, political economic and environmental problem facing our planet and its inhabitants.
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