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Happy to be part of the panel on Climate Channel discussing what might happen at Joe Biden's Climate Summit the 22nd of April

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WISeKey and SUNx Strong Universal Network, a Global Initiative for Climate Friendly Travel, to Introduce the First Ever “Climate Change and Sustainability” Non-Fungible Token (NFT)

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  WISeKey and   SUN x  Strong Universal Network , a Global Initiative for Climate Friendly Travel,  to Introduce the First Ever “Climate Change and Sustainability” Non-Fungible Token (NFT) WISeKey to launch the NFT auction of the original SWATCH created for the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, on Earth Day, April 22, 2021. This unique, first-off-the-line watch, designed by Maurice Strong under the theme “It’s in our Hands” it was given to his widow Hanne Strong, by the wife of the founder of Swatch Nicolas Hayek. Funds collected from the auction to go to charitable foundations supporting Sustainability & Climate Resilience and help kick start post pandemic travel recovery in a “Sustainable and Climate Friendly Way ”.  This mirrors the original purpose of the “Earth Swatch” with funds from the run donated to support the People’s Summit, which brought together 150 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and helped kickstart today’s global environment and climate activism  Geneva/Brussels – April

Should the 2021 Climate Summit in Glasgow Still Take Place?

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 First published on IPS News on the 1st of April 2021  and mentioned in POLITICO Global Translations newsletter on the 5th of April 2021.  With uncertainties over face-to-face meetings resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the authors consider the case for postponing the Climate Summit in Glasgow again and ask how, if it does proceed, we can improve its chances of success? By Felix Dodds, Michael Strauss and Chris Spence Among the COVID-19 pandemic’s many damaging impacts, could a halt to international progress on environmental issues be added to the list? A year ago, the Glasgow Climate Summit—originally scheduled for late 2020—was postponed to 2021, along with its preparatory meetings. This wasn’t the only critical intergovernmental process impacted. For instance, the Convention on Biological Diversity and the U.N. treaty on the high seas were also moved. With uncertainty over travel and safety continuing into 2021, the postponement of meetings has continued, with the United