Happy Monday! Here is your weekly dose of positive Climate and Biodiversity news to help motivate you and get your week off to a great start.
It's time to balance out all the “doom and gloom” news we often hear and add some positivity to our lives. 🙌
👏 Investment in Low-Carbon Tech Exceeds Fossil Fuel Investment
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"Thrilling news for clean tech! For the first time, global investment in renewables and clean tech was greater than the amount spent on oil and gas, according to research released by Bloomberg NEF (BNEF)."
Read the full article on Green Is The New Black.
🦫 Beavers to be reintroduced in Hampshire for first time in 400 years
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"Beavers are known as a “keystone species”, because they create new wetlands that are used by other species, including dozens of bird and insect species."
Read the full article on The Guardian.
🐰 10 states have now banned the sale of cosmetics tested on animals
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"New York became the tenth state to ban the sale of cosmetics tested on animals after Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a measure into law Thursday evening. The law, known as the New York Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, prohibits the sale and manufacturing of cosmetics that have been tested on animals. It is slated to go into effect in January 2023."
Read the full article on CNN.
Climate win: Australia blocks new coal mine 10km from Great Barrier Reef
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"Australia has blocked a proposal for a new coal mine near the Great Barrier Reef. On Wednesday, the Australian government declined to grant permission for a new thermal coal project just off the coast of central Queensland. The news comes after public outcry over potential risks to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed reef."
Read the full article on Euronews.
🇻🇳 Vietnam agrees 'ambitious' $15bn with rich nations to help it movaway from coal
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"The deal agreed between G7 countries, Denmark and Norway will see Vietnam receive a $15.5 billion financial package, with half of the money coming partially as public and private funding."
Read the full article on Independent.
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