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News from 2020 not involving COVID-19, unless it predicts the impacts. See also: POST-COVID for assessments and reports on what comes next.

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Swiss company frees Chernobyl from its radioactivity (original in German) — msn24 November 2021 (LINK)

After seven months of experiment using one hectare of land in Chernobyl, radioactive pollution of the soil fell by an average of 37 percent, that of the air by 46 percent. The Swiss are confident that thanks to their revolutionary technology, a complete decontamination of the Chernobyl site will be possible within the next four years.

Jurors got to hear Elizabeth Holmes' lies for themselvestheverge18 November 2021 (LINK)

The UN responded to Elon Musk's challenge to prove how his wealth could tackle world hunger by revealing a $6.6 billion planbusinessinsider16 November 2021 (LINK)

Air pollution in Europe still killing more than 300,000 a year, report findsnews wires / france2415 November 2021 (LINK)

Countries fail to agree on Antarctic conservation measures for fifth straight yearmongabay15 November 2021 (LINK)

The UN standardizes international carbon markets at COP26source15 November 2021 (LINK)

COP26 closes with 'compromise' deal on climate, but it's not enough, says UN chiefnews.un.org13 November 2021 (LINK)

What the world did and didn't accomplish at COP26vox13 November 2021 (LINK)

Loss of Glaciers Will Hurt Tourism, Power Supplies, and Moreafar12 November 2021 (LINK)

COP26: Bahamas PM says climate summit has 'no teeth' and Boris Johnson's language doesn't 'convey seriousness' of global warming crisissky12 November 2021 (LINK)

Despite contributing just 0.01% to global greenhouse gas emissions, the Bahamas is experiencing a near-term existential threat from climate change

India leads the way at Responsible Tourism Awardseuronews3 November 2021 (LINK)

World leaders unveil pledges to end deforestation, slash methane emissions: Cop26 latestgenevasolutions2 November 2021 (LINK)

Tackling mispricing of commodity exports from poor countriesunibe29 October 2021 (LINK)

The Concept of 15-Minute City Wins 2021 Obel Awardarchdaily27 October 2021 (LINK)

Tokyo is the City that Emits the Most Carbon Dioxide in the World247wallst27 October 2021 (LINK)

Molly: on the road to regulating self-driving carsswissinfo27 October 2021 (LINK)

GLOBAL INSIGHTS GENEVA piece: UNECE tackles philosophy's trolley problem (LINK)

The World Meteorological Congress has approved three sweeping initiatives to dramatically strengthen the world's weather and climate services through a systematic increase in much-needed observational data and data products from across the globesource20 October 2021 (LINK)

Farming less land more intensively is a better solution for biodiversity than trying to integrate farmland with natureanthropocenemagazine15 October 2021 (LINK)

At least 85 per cent of humans have been affected by climate change, study findsweather network14 October 2021 (LINK)

The future under climate change: graphics and mapstheguardian14 October 2021 (LINK)

The world's smartest and sustainable citiesdomusweb13 October 2021 (LINK)

136 countries agree to deal on global minimum 15% corporate taxthehill8s October 2021 (LINK)

Teaching ESG, not as easy as ABCgenevasolutions8 October 2021 (LINK)

In September, Geneva's Graduate Institute introduced for the first time a track in sustainable finance and development within its international economics master's programme. The university also plans to launch a complete master in sustainable finance and economics next year. This autumn, Geneva University's School for Economics and Management (GSEM) relaunched its master of science programme as a master in responsible management with the option to specialise in business and human rights.

The 49 coolest neighbourhoods in the worldtimeout6 October 2021 (LINK)

Nobel Prize Winners Call for Governments to Take Action on Climategreekreporter6 October 2021 (LINK)

Cities and the Environmentgenevaenvironmentnetwork4 October 2021 (LINK)

The jet stream has started an unprecedented shift north, which could wreak havoc on weather in the US and Europebusinessinsider2 October 2021 (LINK)

How Climate Change Could Undermine Biodiversity Conservation Goalseurasiareview2 October 2021 (LINK)

Right Livelihood Award champions environmentalists and rights activistsgenevasolutions29 September 2021 (LINK)

Yemeni humanitarian organisation wins UN refugee awardgenevasolutions29 September 2021 (LINK)

The largest ever study into physical activity and physical fitness found intense workouts can improve a person's fitness more, compared to milder forms of exercise like walking weforum29 September 2021 (LINK)

World Bank: Changing the Narrative - Trade is Part of the Solution to Climate Changeworldbank29 September 2021 (LINK)

For the First Time, Most Americans Say Global Warming Is Currently Harming UStruthout28 September 2021 (LINK)

The 11 Worst Business Ideas of the Past 40 Years: And how to fix theminc28 September 2021 (LINK)

Sustainability Standards: A new deal to build forward betterITC27 September 2021 (LINK)

ITC State of Sustainable Markets reportITC27 September 2021 (LINK)

New version of ITC trade standards mapITC27 September 2021 (LINK)

The mysterious case of America's dying songbirdscnet26 September 2021 (LINK)

'Death sentence': low-lying nations implore faster action on climate at U.N.reuters24 September 2021 (LINK)

Sustainability is Destroying the Planet — an environmental scientist's contrarian viewaninjusticemag24 September 2021 (LINK)

"Today, the term 'sustainability' has been exploited by big polluter companies' commercial interests. Sustaining our current consumption levels, the current economic and social system will drive it to a sudden collapse."

World Bank's Does What You Export Matter? (2012) available for download free from open knowledgeopenknowledge24 September 2021 (LINK)

First Complete Map of World's Shallow Tropical Coral Reefs Published—And It Tracks Bleachingscubadiving22 September 2021 (LINK)

Over 50 Companies Reporting on Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics as International Support Growsweforum21 September 2021 (LINK)

An initial analysis of the first 45 reports from companies shows how companies are building skills for the future, with over $1.5 trillion invested in training. They also indicate that companies are innovating for better products and services, with over $20 trillion spent on R&D and $23 trillion in cumulative multi-year innovation investments. Lastly, they are contributing to their communities and social vitality with nearly $140 trillion in taxes.

U.S. use of drones in combatheathercoxrichardson19 September 2021 (LINK)

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