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Swiss-EU ETS allowance transfer calendar for 2021 published

Carbon Pulse - Sat, 2020-11-28 08:16
The EU and Switzerland has published the ETS allowance transfer window schedule for 2021, providing 29 one-day opportunities for units to flow between the linked carbon markets.
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CP Daily: Friday November 27, 2020

Carbon Pulse - Sat, 2020-11-28 07:37
A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.
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EU Market: EUAs extend 2-mth high above €28 as Phase 3 supply source ebbs

Carbon Pulse - Sat, 2020-11-28 05:24
EUAs reached a fresh two-month high on Friday before easing back for a robust 5.2% weekly gain as fears about an extended auction-free period continued to drive bullish sentiment.
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The Frant: Australia still doesn't have a real climate policy. Why are we like this? – video

The Guardian - Sat, 2020-11-28 05:00

More than 70 countries have signed up to net-zero emissions by 2050. But not us! In the latest episode of The Frant for Guardian Australia, Jan Fran explains how we're still playing politics with climate change

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EU carbon market extension to cars, buildings seen as “risky” in key consultation

Carbon Pulse - Sat, 2020-11-28 04:38
Industry groups and NGOs alike agree that expanding the scope of the EU ETS to include vehicles and the bloc's building stock will be a "risky" move, according to responses to the European Commission's consultation to review the legislation underpinning the system.
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The week in wildlife – in pictures

The Guardian - Sat, 2020-11-28 03:20

The best of the week’s wildlife pictures from around the world, including desert-dwelling sheep and a plant that has evolved to hide from humans

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Project Manager, Climate Analytics – Berlin

Carbon Pulse - Sat, 2020-11-28 02:49
Organization: Climate Analytics Inc. Position: Project Manager Duty Station: Berlin, Germany Deadline for Application: 10 December 2020
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Invasive quagga mussel found at Rutland Water and River Trent

BBC - Sat, 2020-11-28 01:56
Non-native quagga mussels, which can block pipes, have been discovered in the East Midlands.
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Ancient 40ft-long whale skeleton discovered in Thailand

The Guardian - Sat, 2020-11-28 00:38

Scientists hope remains will deepen understanding of Bryde’s whale evolution

A whale skeleton thought to be up to 5,000 years old has been discovered, almost perfectly preserved, by researchers in Thailand.

The skeleton, believed to be a Bryde’s whale, was found in Samut Sakhon, west of Bangkok. Researchers have excavated 80% of the remains and have so far identified 19 complete vertebrae, five ribs, a shoulder blade and fins. The skeleton measures 12 metres (39ft), with a three-metre-long skull.

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COMMENT: EU ETS Phase 4’s starting pistol misfires

Carbon Pulse - Sat, 2020-11-28 00:16
The last week has seen a couple of significant changes to the predicted supply schedule for the start of EU ETS Phase 4, and while they may not be big game-changers in the long term (overall supply in 2021 won’t be affected), they do have the potential to change the market dynamic in the first quarter at the very least.
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Escaped infected Danish mink could spread Covid in wild

The Guardian - Fri, 2020-11-27 23:33

Scientists fear fur farm animals in wild could create ‘lasting’ Covid reservoir that could then spread back to humans

Escaped mink carrying the virus that causes Covid-19 could potentially infect Denmark’s wild animals, raising fears of a permanent Sars-CoV-2 reservoir from which new virus variants could be reintroduced to humans.

Denmark, the world’s largest exporter of mink fur, announced in early November that it would cull the country’s farmed mink after discovering a mutated version of the virus that could have jeopardised the efficacy of future vaccines.

Around 10 million mink have been killed to date. Fur industry sources expect the fur from the remaining 5 million to 7 million mink will be sold.

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Shopping on Black Friday? Remember the stranded seafarers who make it possible | Nusrat Ghani and Guy Platten

The Guardian - Fri, 2020-11-27 23:23

With nearly 400,000 crew members trapped at sea by Covid restrictions, it’s time for retailers like Amazon to help press for key worker status

This weekend is one of the planet’s busiest shopping sprees, with an estimated £66bn to be spent in the UK alone over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, much of it online. Yet as shoppers click and wait to collect, there is a crisis at sea among the people whose work brings us these goods.

It is no exaggeration to say that without shipping the global marketplace would collapse. It is responsible for the movement of 90% of all global trade. Even in normal circumstances, more than a million seafarers labour daily on the vessels that make up the world cargo fleet, their work barely noticed by consumers. As Covid-19 has ravaged the world, they have helped keep the global economy functioning, unseen.

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International Climate Policy Coordinator, CAN Europe – Europe

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2020-11-27 23:09
Organization: CAN Europe Position: International Climate Policy Coordinator Duty Station: Europe Deadline for Application: 11 December 2020
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Netherlands sets rate for carbon tax on ETS-covered industry

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2020-11-27 22:13
The Netherlands has set the rate at which its carbon tax on EU ETS-covered heavy industries will apply next year, a government agency said Friday, using a measure slightly below current benchmark prices.
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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Nov. 27, 2020

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2020-11-27 21:30
Closing prices, ranges and volumes for China's regional pilot carbon markets this week.
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Colombia aims for 51% emissions reduction by 2030 in upgraded NDC

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2020-11-27 21:04
Colombia has submitted an upgraded NDC of a 51% emissions reduction target by 2030, President Ivan Duque said late on Thursday, potentially representing a significant raising of ambition.
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AI 'doctor's assistant' among projects given £20m

BBC - Fri, 2020-11-27 21:03
The UK government awards £20m to 15 artificial intelligence research projects.
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Climate ‘apocalypse’ fears stopping people having children – study

The Guardian - Fri, 2020-11-27 21:00

Survey of 600 people finds some parents regret having offspring for same reason

People worried about the climate crisis are deciding not to have children because of fears that their offspring would have to struggle through a climate apocalypse, according to the first academic study of the issue.

The researchers surveyed 600 people aged 27 to 45 who were already factoring climate concerns into their reproductive choices and found 96% were very or extremely concerned about the wellbeing of their potential future children in a climate-changed world. One 27-year-old woman said: “I feel like I can’t in good conscience bring a child into this world and force them to try and survive what may be apocalyptic conditions.”

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Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine 'dose error' explained

BBC - Fri, 2020-11-27 19:05
Some trial volunteers were given shots half the planned strength, so how does that affect the results?
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S. Korea president flags tougher 2030 target by end of term

Carbon Pulse - Fri, 2020-11-27 18:57
South Korea will increase its 2030 climate target before the administration’s term ends in May 2022, President Moon Jae-in said Friday.
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