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Hey CATs, Welcome to issue 128 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 half-way through the year and we want to check in with you all. Please take 5mins to complete our survey (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScsJp7gMQJzChdJLFpnKv4dmNSjAqjs6bh8ukqRkpKByFrFSg/viewform) - we use this to figure out what activities to run and fund, so it’s worth your time. Link to survey (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScsJp7gMQJzChdJLFpnKv4dmNSjAqjs6bh8ukqRkpKByFrFSg/viewform) ð
CALL FOR SPEAKERS * 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. 23rd June - CAT coffee (western timezones friendly) - PT 10am | ET 1pm | GMT 6pm | CET 7pm | IST 10:30pm (https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/cat-global/events/rstqssydcjbvb/) A regular, open event to mingle, share ideas, discuss things or just meet other CAT members, for the Western time zone. 5th (https://www.meetup.com/cat-global/events/lstqssydckbhb/) July - CAT Coffee (eastern timezones friendly) - GMT 10am | CET 11am | IST 2:30pm (https://www.meetup.com/cat-global/events/lstqssydckbhb/) As above, but in an eastern friendly timezone, for CATS who live in the future (as in GMT + N…) 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 27th - (https://carbonthirteen.com/female-founders-build-climate-startups/) Climate Entrepreneurship for Biotech Scientists, Food & Protein Scientists - 5pm BST An introduction to Carbon13 and climate entrepreneurship for biotech and protein scientists. Whether youâre already working on a decarbonisation idea or IP, or are new to climate startups, this webinar will help you understand what you can do to make an impact on the climate.
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)
If you were until recently, say, sustainability overlord at IKEA, should you be viewed as a suit who slapped green respectability onto a company that flooded living rooms with unnecessary tat? Or, perhaps, as a radical, transforming one of the wordâs biggest businesses into among the greenest while bringing veggie balls to the masses? Outrage and Optimism - 157. Presenting: âWho Cares Winsâ with Lily Cole and Christiana Figueres (https://outrageandoptimism.libsyn.com/157-presenting-who-cares-wins-with-lily-cole-and-christiana-figueres) Today, a special bonus episode in your feed from British model, actress, climate activist and podcaster, Lily Cole. In this episode of âWho Cares Winsâ, Host Lily Cole interviews Christiana Figueres on how to maintain daily optimism, why more women in leadership will deliver a better world, and how systemic change and a livable future can begin with me and you. My Climate Journey - Emma Stewart, Chief Sustainability Officer, Netflix (https://www.mcjcollective.com/my-climate-journey-podcast/emma-stewart) Emma Steward is Netflix’s first sustainabiliy officer, and in this podcast interview talks about the lessons learned establishing. a baseline, and setting science-based targets, what they learned doing their first ever audit, and where they see as the key points of leverage for reducing emissions of streamed films (hint: it’s turns out not the streaming partâ¦). ð° News Highlights Think climate action is expensive? Inaction could cost $178 trillion (https://grist.org/economics/davos-climate-action-legislation-expensive-inaction-cost-178-trillion-deloitte/) But zeroing out emissions could create a green Industrial Revolution, according to a new report from consulting firm Deloitte, released during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. New York Passes Worldâs First Electronics Right to Repair Law (https://www.ifixit.com/News/60893/new-york-passes-worlds-first-electronics-right-to-repair-law) For independent repair shops, this news is huge: Independent shops will finally be able to compete with manufacturers, resisting the repair market consolidation manufacturers have created by restricting access to parts and tools. In a recent California survey, 59% of independent repair shops said they might have to close their doors without the passage of Right to Repair.
EU Parliament backs 2035 end date for combustion engine cars (https://www.transportenvironment.org/discover/te-reaction-to-meps-vote-on-eu-clean-car-rules/) Choice quote: “The deadline means the last fossil fuel cars will be sold by 2035, giving us a fighting chance of averting runaway climate change. Phasing out combustion engines is also a historic opportunity to help end our oil dependence and make us safer from despots. And it gives the certainty the car industry needs to ramp up production of electric vehicles, which will drive down prices for drivers.â The EU’s USB-C ruling is a climate win (https://www.protocol.com/bulletins/eu-usbc-charging-ewaste) The bloc has decided to make USB-C the standard charging technology of the land, a move that could start to turn the e-waste tide. Bonkers bonus video: if you can find a weirder video extolling the benefits of standardised chargers than this one from the EU commission for micro-USB (https://twitter.com/johnhyphen/status/1006206036024397824?s=12&t=pcdIh7EJCAXF0XQ9ls7kZg) , please leave a comment in this thread in the CAT slack (https://climate-tech.slack.com/archives/CFSTJ2XF0/p1655057830103289) . Clean energy buying incentives for data centers (https://davidmytton.blog/clean-energy-buying-incentives-for-data-centers/) There are different ways to measure the environmental impact from electricity, which matters when you use lots of it. Researcher David Mytton outlines how different ways of measure it can end up incentivising very different behaviour. Elon’s last stand (https://esghound.substack.com/p/elons-last-stand?s=r) Elon Musk has always been the 800-pound gorilla in the ESG room. The early climate-centered versions of ESG as a philosophy enabled people like Musk to raise tens of billions in fresh capital under the guise of saving the planet. But as ESG matures, that 800-pound gorilla that is Musk can finally be reckoned with. Weâre joining legal action against Dutch airline KLM for greenwashing (https://www.clientearth.org/latest/latest-updates/news/we-re-joining-legal-action-against-dutch-airline-klm-for-greenwashing/?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=) Along with campaigners Fossielvrij Netherlands (https://gofossilfree.org/nl/) , and Reclame Fossielvrij, (https://verbiedfossielereclame.nl/) weâre helping take legal action against major Dutch airline KLM, over misleading marketing that promotes the sustainability of flying. Deny, Deceive, Delay: New report into Climate Disinformation at COP26 and Beyond (https://www.isdglobal.org/isd-publications/deny-deceive-delay-documenting-and-responding-to-climate-disinformation-at-cop26-and-beyond/) Yesterday at the Bonn climate negotiations, a new report by the Climate Action Against Disinformation documents the extent and diverse nature of climate disinformation around last yearâs international climate conference, COP26, in Glasgow. ð¬ CAT videos ð¬ CAT videos, geddit? 10-15 minute videos providing accessible explainers to topics related to climate. The colors of hydrogen (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Mi32tnyvQs) Hydrogen is often hyped as a replacement for fossil fuels, where greener options like batteries, solar, wind, nuclear in some cases, aren’t really option. But how hydrogen is made has a massive impact on how climate friendly it is, this 6 minute video oultines the differences, explaining what different ‘color’s of hydrogen mean. 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. Planet Super League (https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3096837174/) - Project Coordinator Internship - Â£10-Â£12k (http:// 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. The internship will entail supporting the planning, marketing, implementation, delivery and review of our next exciting tournament. This will include liaising with stakeholders from multiple industries and organisations and supporting our social media and comms efforts. SO-SURE - Product Manager - Â£40k â Â£50k (https://angel.co/company/so-sure/jobs/1823176-product-manager) Weâre looking for a product manager to contribute to the development and growth of an insurance revolution, as we expand into new insurance lines (2022) and go international (2023). You will need to become obsessed with optimising our product, across all platforms (web and native apps), to deliver a world-class user experience, which at itâs core is geared towards unlocking growth. You will be collaborating with an awesome team of developers, designers and marketers. So we expect you to be as good at developing teams as you are at developing products. We are a data-driven company and as such you should be comfortable handling data, setting targets and measuring the right things. However, while data is important, you shouldnât be afraid to take risks â provide they are calculated ones. Possible: Co-director (Strategic Development) - 55k GBP pro rata (https://jobs.theguardian.com/job/8109590/co-director-strategic-development) - Possible is one of the most exciting, creative small climate charities in the UK, and they are hiring for a new director to join their three person collective leadership group. As well as peer-managing one of the other co-directors, youâll lead on governance and line-manage heads of operations, fundraising and finance, holding overall accountability for each area of their work. ð» MONTHLY CAT THANK YOU ð» Each month, we give a shout out to CATs who dedicate time to helping make the community a nice place to be. ð For adding knowledge to the CATs-only knowledge base (https://climate-tech.getoutline.com/home) : @Veeramuthu M @melissa @Chris Pointon @Yelle Lieder @Trevor Blackford @Sigi @Nick Bailey @Beata @Iain @mrchrisadams @SiÃ´n @James (Reef-World) ð° For supporting us financially on open collective (https://opencollective.com/climateaction-tech) @Luke Watts (CET) @Michael Napper @Nicola Bonotto @Dan Lewis-Toakley @asim @Jeff Burka @HeatherB @Kasia @fershad @Todd Lienart @Chris Pointon @James Crowley @Michelle Barker @Nic Wistreich â¤ï¸ For volunteering within the community (https://trello.com/b/C8vPpwJD/cat-volunteering) : @Andrew O’Regan @roundcrisis @Sigi @Niklas Jordan @Evan Harte @Siddharth @SiÃ´n @Myf Nixon @Chris Alafaa @paul @Brittany Fischer @Matthew Ferry @Marwa Eltaib @Derek Salmon @Noel Anthony @Evan Hahn @Alja IsakoviÄ @Becca Hachey @Csaba @Tiffany Lee @Hannah @Roopak Kandasamy @Luke Watts (CET) @Toni G @Chin-Wu Chen @Arne Tarara 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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