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June 19th - ConnectAID is organizing the first World Summit of Social Media Influencers for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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  ConnectAID is organizing the first World Summit of Social Media Influencers for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) #SDGchampions #TakingActionOnline Saturday 19 June Europe/CET: 2pm - London/GST: 1pm New York/EST: 8am - New Delhi: 7:30pm Join the world’s top social media influencers at the forefront of harnessing online networks to build forward better, to support humanitarian aid & to promote action in the achievement of the 17 SDGs. Closer to the date, we will send you the Hopin link to the online conference. Suggested donation of $17 to honor the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). World Summit Agenda   2:00pm CET/ 8:00am EST Welcome to the Summit - Official Launch of «Taking Action Online for the environment, social justice and sustainable development» This dynamic new book maps out how influencers can use online networks to inform, inspire, and engage with others, to create a much better global community of action. Adam Rogers ConnectAID’s Board Member, Author on

G20 Business Summit: Confindustria Hosts the B20 Italy 2021

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The B20 is the official G20 dialogue forum with the business community. It numbers on average 1.000 delegates from the G20 countries, including top executives from the major multinational corporations, collectively representing over 6.5 million businesses.  We want to ensure truly sustainable economic growth by conveying  enforceable recommendations that combine e conomic growth, environment protection, human and labour standards. Climate change,  circular economy, resource efficiency, and clean energy transition  will be greatly under focus.  (From their website) We look forward vaccinations campaigns  to be conducted in emerging and least developed Countries as massively as they are ongoing in advanced Countries. We will advocate for  the adoption of Connected Care in the Health & Life Sciences sector  and of outcome demonstration & value recognition new technologies.  Our commitment to invert protectionism and unilateralism and to restore a sound multilateral governance is

The five strategical points women20 would like to underline for the G20

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  The Women 20 website can be found here. First . We should change the perspective avoiding a defensive approach on the inclusion of women, of small steps. Women are not disadvantaged people to include. They are half of the world. We should adopt the challenging vision of women’s empowerment. In the full meaning, of self-affirmation at all levels, even, but not only in in decision-making roles. In education it is necessary to eliminate the barriers to entry in certain areas (Stem), and remove all obstacles to women entering and remaining in the labour market. Positive actions and gender procurement measures must be adopted by governments. This means that in the public procurement, reward scores will have to be introduced for companies that have a greater presence of women in high decision-making levels. Measures to combat the male monopoly in decision-making are crucial to make a jump in gender equality. Second . There must be a strong commitment by governments to ensure female employm

G7 countries should invest $1 trillion per year for a strong and sustainable economic recovery from pandemic

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  G7 countries should invest $1 trillion per year for a strong and sustainable economic recovery from pandemic Press release  on 10 May, 2021 LONDON 10 MAY 2021 The G7 countries should collectively invest about $1 trillion each year over the next decade to ensure their economies recover fully from the COVID-19 pandemic and to make the transition to sustainable, inclusive and resilient growth, according to a new report that was requested by the UK Prime Minister ahead of the G7 Leaders’ Summit in June 2021. The independent report, published today (10 May 2021), on ‘ G7 leadership for sustainable, resilient and inclusive economic recovery and growth ’ has been prepared by Professor Lord Nicholas Stern, I.G. Patel Professor of Economics and Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), with a team from the LSE. The report calls for the G7 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, and United States) “to lead a globally coordinated recover

Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance More Than Triples Membership To 37 Since 2019 Launch

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The United Nations-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance  announce in April a tripling in membership from its launch at the UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit in September 2019, with 37 members now committing to set and report on interim targets towards net-zero portfolio emisisons by 2050. Alliance members Wespath and the David Rockefeller Fund preview their 2025 portfolio decarbonisation targets, to be officially announced on Earth Day (22 April 2021), while the Church Commissioners for England announced its 2025 emissions reduction target in a statement. (see details below). Günther Thallinger, Chair of the Alliance’s Steering Group and Member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE, said: “Alliance members are demonstrating strong, early leadership by already setting science-based measurable targets for 2025. We have 16 members publishing firm targets for 2025 – targets that they will report on every year – and there are more member’s targets to come. This is a vital as

Preparing for the Italian G20 Civil Society Proposed Priorities 2021

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Civil 20 (C20) is one of the official Engagement Groups of the G20. It provides a platform of Civil Society Organizations around the world to bring forth the political dialogue with the G20. The Civil 20 process involves a wide variety of organizations and networks far beyond the G20 countries and it is structured around the C20 Guiding Principles. The C20 is organized in thematic Working Groups with two co-facilitators, one from the host country and one from the international civil society. The Steering Committee leads the process, supported by the International Advisory Committee. The civil society from the host country chairs the overall process. Within the Steering Committee, the current, previous and following G20/C20 host countries gathered in the Troika facilitate the international coordination. The C20 Civil Society web site is here.  The official  G20 web site is here . Proposed Priorities for the 2021 Civil 20 This document has been developed by the Italian Civil 20 Organiz

The Race to Zero for Climate Change strengthens and clarifies campaign criteria

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Guest blog from the climate champions. First published here.  As net zero commitments proliferate, the refined criteria outline the minimum standard for initiatives of businesses, investors, cities, regions and universities for robust and credible net zero commitments. The UN-supported Race to Zero campaign – the largest alliance of non-state actors committing to achieving net zero emissions before 2050 – has published its first annual review of its criteria, including  refined criteria  and an  interpretation guide As net zero commitments proliferate, the refined criteria outline the minimum standard for initiatives of businesses, investors, cities, regions and universities for robust and credible net zero commitments Critical clarifications and additions in this iteration include a stronger emphasis on the need for clear interim targets, a focus on immediate action, and enhanced specificity around the  language  related to residual emissions, sources and credits The process was chair