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Hey CATs, Welcome to issue 127 of the climateAction.tech (CAT) Newsletter - your weekly summary of what’s happening inside the CAT community, and in the wider world of climate and tech. CAT Community News * New to climateAction.tech? Have a quick skim of our community guidelines (https://climate-tech.getoutline.com/share/43230e9e-d9b7-4d38-8e72-7f5df46e5fc1) to get the most out of your experience here. * Weâre looking for an organizer to join our organizing team. Find out more with our role description here (https://climate-tech.getoutline.com/share/34101a7e-775e-45ed-819e-f57de042e25e) . * Even if you’re a techie, civic engagement is a really important lever for climate Action and in many cases, it can be the most impactful one you have available. There’s now a channel for using tech to help with engagement on climate, moderated by a couple of volunteers at democracy nerd house MySociety. Go check it out in #civic-tech (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/C03C0KZV933) , read and contribute to the #civic-tech outline page (https://climate-tech.getoutline.com/doc/civic-tech-MxzYTuoaIH) , and say hi!
CALL FOR SPEAKERS * We are looking for speakers for the next CAT Salon event series starting in June! See Heatherâs post in #2-lobby (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/C01A0THTQRW) and reach out either in the thread of the post (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/C01A0THTQRW/p1644597781194209) or in a DM. * Also, if you’ve recently done a talk on climate and tech, we want to highlight them - share a link to a recording in #green-talks (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CSYHAPKMY) !
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If you’re looking at organising event in your part of the world, you can ask for help in #events. (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CDH9TKPMM) There’s a CAT event support kit, sample deck and so on to help. :doughnut: CAT Roulette - 30mins - whenever you find a time We’re continuing our programme of letting members connect to 1 other CAT member every second week for a nice beverage and chat about climate and tech. It’s a nice way to get to know other CATs, and you can start and stop at any time. Joining the #cat-roulette (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/C0202J3UYG7) channel to learn more. 7th June - CAT Coffee (eastern-friendly) - GMT 10am | CET 11am | IST 2:30pm (https://www.meetup.com/cat-global/events/lstqssydcjbkb/) A regular, open event to mingle, share ideas, discuss things or just meet other CAT members. The topics we’ll discuss will vary at every event. CAT volunteers may lightly structure and moderate the chat in a ‘lean coffee’ format. 7th June - (https://www.meetup.com/cat-global/events/285843525/) CAT Salon West Panel - Back to Basics in the Push for Systemic Change (https://www.meetup.com/cat-global/events/285843525/) - PT 10am | ET 1pm | GMT 6pm | CET 7pm | IST 10:30pm (https://www.meetup.com/cat-global/events/285843525/) Suitable for beginners and experts, this discussion aims to re-derive the need for societal and economic changes from the climate crisis’s first principles. With Diego Saez Gil, CEO of Pachama, and Paul Gambill, CEO of Nori. 23rd (https://www.meetup.com/cat-global/events/lstqssydckbhb/) June - CAT Coffee (eastern-friendly) - GMT 10am | CET 11am | IST 2:30pm (https://www.meetup.com/cat-global/events/lstqssydckbhb/) - PT 10am | ET 1pm | GMT 6pm | CET 7pm | IST 10:30pm A regular, open event to mingle, share ideas, discuss things or just meet other CAT members, for the Western time zone. ð¬ CAT Submitted Events Want an event listed here? Use this event listing form to submit the details so we can add it in the newsletter. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdCcJz0jkn8huv1yLkuAlyDviccOwVSejwDwcLDDVKmwYPcQQ/viewform) June 15th - Hybrid event with tech.x.climate speakers from Greener and Ecologi - (https://www.meetup.com/GreenTech-South-West/events/285057163/) 6pm BST Green Tech South West presents a hybrid event with insightful talks combining tech and sustainability with brilliants speakers Mehrnaz Tajmir from Greener and Elliot Coad from Ecologi. Join in person or online in Bristol, UK. June 15th - What If Solving The Climate Crisis Is Simple? 6:30 pm - BST (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/327949394467) What if the numbing complexity of the climate challenge is actually a belief, not a fact? Join guest Tom Bowman, author and campaigner, to explore how solving the climate crisis does not need to be the insurmountable challenge it appears to be. Use code CAT for a free ticket! June 6th - 17th - (https://summit.greensoftware.foundation/) The Green Software Foundation Summit (https://summit.greensoftware.foundation/) - global hybrid and remote (https://summit.greensoftware.foundation/) The Green Software Foundation Global Summit 2022 is a series of free events organized by Green Software Foundation members all around the globe that are passionate about sustainable software development, maintenance, and improvement. June 17th - (https://www.billetweb.fr/workshop-digital-collage-online-by-gael-duez1&multi=12991&color=5190F5&parent=1&color=5190F5) The Digital Collage Online workshop (https://www.billetweb.fr/workshop-digital-collage-online-by-gael-duez1&multi=12991&color=5190F5&parent=1&color=5190F5) A workshop to understand in a fun and interactive way, the impact of digital technology on the environment. A must-participate event already enjoyed by +14 000 people!
Check #events in the CAT slack (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CDH9TKPMM) for more.
ð¤ Podcasts The latest climate-related podcast episodes. Don’t forget, if you’re looking around, there’s a list of podcasts maintained by CATs (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dCxRnSdgJYehTkPlMA9lNVfw7C9m-mTb2FtIxnbH6AI/edit#gid=0) S3E15: Will NFTs Go Carbon-Negative?âw/ Alexander Salnikov, cofounder of Rarible (https://nori.com/podcasts/reversing-climate-change/S3E15-Will-NFTs-Go-Carbon-Negative-w-Alexander-Salnikov–cofounder-of-Rarible-e1ip3rc) Many of the artists and creators who mint nonfungible tokens (NFTs) are concerned about the environmental impact of the blockchain. Sustainababble #251: AUSTRALIA (https://www.sustainababble.fish/?p=1524) Bring out the bunting, close the streets, give everyone an extra holiday! No, not for the Queenâs platinum wotsit, for the fact that the Aussies have voted out another massive inhofe! 155. Huge Wins for Future Generations in Australia and Wales with Sophie Howe (https://outrageandoptimism.libsyn.com/155-huge-wins-for-future-generations-in-australia-and-wales-with-sophie-howe) First, in Australia, the massive success of the so-called âtealâ female candidates, who are not aligned to either of the major political parties, but have essentially swept to power across a number of states. This, along with long-awaited Labour victoriesâ¦Does this mean the climate wars are over in Australia? We dialed up Dean Bialek, lead negotiator and legal advisor to the worldâs island states (AOSIS) in negotiations that led to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change and current Head of Policy & International Strategy at CWP Global, to give us a quick update on what this major swing in Australian politics means for climate! Climate One: NDIGENOUS INSIGHTS ON HEALING LAND AND SKY (https://www.climateone.org/audio/indigenous-insights-healing-land-and-sky) According to the World Bank, land managed by Indigenous peoples is associated with lower rates of deforestation, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and better biodiversity protection. But in many places, Indigenous people have been displaced from their ancestral lands through outright theft, land grabs, violence and war. The Land Back movement advocates for returning Indigneous lands to Indigenous hands, to dismantle white supremacy and systems of oppression, but that can be difficult to achieve in practice. ð° News Highlights Millionaires at Davos say ‘tax us more’ (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61549155) At the annual meeting of the business and political elites, wealthy attendees call for fairer tax. Unpacking the Salesforce Sustainability Exhibit (https://loud-law.com/en/knowledge-centre/articles/unpacking-the-salesforce-sustainability-exhibit) In April 2021, Salesforce became one of the first major companies to publicly announce that their in-house legal team had developed a Sustainability Exhibit (https://www.salesforce.com/content/dam/web/en_us/www/documents/legal/sustainability-exhibit.pdf) , to be added to all supplier contracts. It formalises requirements with regard to carbon-reduction goals, and the offering of products on a carbon-neutral basis. Circular electronics Grover company raises 300m for “gadgets as a service” (https://www.eu-startups.com/2022/04/berlin-based-unicorn-grover-picks-up-over-e303-million-as-it-pioneers-circular-approach-to-consumer-tech/) German company Grover took (https://www.eu-startups.com/2022/04/berlin-based-unicorn-grover-picks-up-over-e303-million-as-it-pioneers-circular-approach-to-consumer-tech/) in new investment of $300m to expand its electronics leasing business by buying more stock. Customers rent from a choice of over 3,000 items such as cameras, phones and computers for a monthly fee and are able to return the device at no cost at any point after the minimum rental period. From the excellent carbon commentary newsletter. (https://carboncommentary.com/)
In a 40 day trip I will cross each and every border in the EU you can cross by train, crossing at least one border a day on pretty much all the days of the trip (and some days up to 7!). The trip will comprise more than 140 trains and more than 26000 route kilometres. Update: Jon raised the money to crowd fund this in 4 days. W3C TAG Ethical Web Principles (https://www.w3.org/TR/2022/DNOTE-ethical-web-principles-20220512/) The web should be a platform that helps people and provides a positive social benefit. As we continue to evolve the web platform, we must therefore consider the consequences of our work. The following document sets out ethical principles that will drive the W3C’s continuing work in this direction. The Carbon brief - how the US can cut its emissions in half by 2030 (https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-how-the-us-can-cut-its-emissions-in-half-by-2030/) In an article published in Science, my co-authors and I apply six leading energy-economic models of US energy supply and demand, to identify pathways to reach this 2030 goal. ð¬ CAT videos ð¬ CAT videos, geddit? 10-15 minute videos providing accessible explainers to topics related to climate. Climate Town - Who actually controls gas prices? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnBqAzJXVGo) An explainer for how gas prices are set, and how this is related to the climate crisis. “I didn’t understand it either until I took a literal class in it, and now here I am, to explain itâ¦” ð¼ Jobs & Opportunities Also! Don’t forget the super handy “climate careers page” on outline (https://climate-tech.getoutline.com/doc/climate-careers-O56ZGk7fKt) listing a bunch of useful resources and sites to check. Remember only jobs listing salary ranges are listed here - to get your job listed, you need to list a salary range. Folks can still look in the #jobs channel. Climate Policy Radar - (https://climatepolicyradar.org/jobs/front-end-developer) Front End developer - (https://climatepolicyradar.org/jobs/front-end-developer) Â£55k-Â£65k depending on experience - (https://climatepolicyradar.org/jobs/front-end-developer) Flexible - remote ok (https://climatepolicyradar.org/jobs/front-end-developer) Climate Policy Radar - (https://climatepolicyradar.org/jobs/python-engineer-1) Python Engineer - (https://climatepolicyradar.org/jobs/python-engineer-1) Â£60k-Â£75k depending on experience. (https://climatepolicyradar.org/jobs/python-engineer-1) Flexible - remote ok (https://climatepolicyradar.org/jobs/python-engineer-1) Climate Policy Radar CIC (CPR) is a climate AI startup on a mission to map and analyse the global policy landscape using Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. Our work helps governments, researchers, civil society and the private sector to understand and advance effective climate policies, enhance accountability, deploy climate finance, and promote data democratisation. Numina - Data Scientist - $90k-$130k (https://climatepolicyradar.org/jobs/python-engineer-1) You will work with customers to translate Numinaâs dynamic streets data into useful and actionable insights for their city, business, or campus. This role is a great opportunity for someone who wants to apply their data skills to directly influence real-world policy, planning, and operations in and of urban environments. Numina - Full-stack Engineer - $120k-$150k (https://numina.co/software-engineer-full-stack-2022-5/) As a Full Stack Software Engineer, you will help design, build, and optimize our system end to end. From frontend dashboards and reporting to distributed IoT systems, you will collaborate with the rest of the engineering and product teams to extend and improve our productâs capabilities. You will report to the Engineering Manager. Exygy - Principal Engineer - Bloom Housing - $125,000 - $140,000 (https://jobs.lever.co/exygy/057bd3b1-a255-4921-b31c-54870260712b?lever-origin=applied&lever-source%5B%5D=https://jobs.lever.co/exygy/bbaacbad-38c4-4cfc-81ad-665c092ae58b?lever-origin=applied&lever-source%5B%5D=climateactiontech-slack) Weâre looking for a Principal Engineer who can lead and guide multidisciplinary teams on projects in ways that match our values. The ideal candidate is experienced managing people and growing technical teams. Ideally, has experience in working in collaborative Scrum teams and leading engineering best practices. Planet Super League - (https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3096837174/) Project Coordinator Internship - (https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3096837174/) Â£10-12k (6 months) (https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3096837174/) Planet Super League is the tournament for football fans who care about the environment. Fans sign up on our site, complete green activities to score points for their football club and help them get up the league. We aim to engage anyone who loves football and work with more than 60 professional football clubs. You made it to the end! ðPlease share & forward this newsletter to a friend Feedback (https://app.slack.com/client/T4HLEQA3F/CLRPE39NX/thread/C4J8RQ2J3-1568299902.131900) â¢ Subscribe (https://tech.us19.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=08b8a799dd414ce9163cf3474&id=97c1d5f785) â¢ Join CAT (https://climateaction.tech/#join)
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