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OUR MONTH IN A NUTSHELL
 
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Making net-zero pledges is easy without real accountability. This is what a team of UN climate experts was concerned during COP27. Companies have been rushing to make carbon neutrality promises for publicity's sake but at the same time lobbying for less climate change policy. The conclusion is, pledges sincerely made should provide detailed, feasible, and rigorous plans to reach their net-zero targets; while companies have to stay transparent so that the public can hold them accountable when targets aren't met. 
What has the food sector continually overlooked when it comes to discussions around climate change? A 2021 analysis by Our World in Data showed that even if fossil fuel emissions magically disappeared, emissions from just the food sector would take the world beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming, the aspirational target set as part of the 2015 Paris agreement. Simply put, there is no way of tackling the climate crisis without fundamentally overhauling the world’s food systems.

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10 New Insights in Climate Science 
Future earth, The Earth League, and the WCRP have partnered to help us summarize the year’s most pressing research to establish policy guidances for decision-making. This year’s 10 new insights made it clear that more policy engagement and better sustainable finance is needed. Climate actions are not a single nation’s act, but a collaborative and trans-border act that will require all nations’ participation.
If you ever need data on GHG emissions around the world or by sectors, Climate Trace is your guy. They've put together all available technologies on hand and collaborated with over 100 organizations to provide you with the most accurate data for free. Data on Hong Kong is also available, making comparisons with other cities/countries similar in size, as well as reduction and removal strategies more impactful and practical than ever.
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