S & S News: The Week in Highlights 22.12.2019

S & S News: The Week in Highlights shares a collection of current articles, reports and stories that are newsworthy in the realm of sustainability, social responsibility and beyond. Feature promise: Absolutely no fake news.

Now the General Election dust has settled, it’s time for the LAST S & S News highlights of the year.

The Queen’s speech delivers the new governments agenda including a significant number of green new policies and a clear pledge to deliver on a net zero economy.

Down south, Australia experiences its hottest day on record and is rampaged by bush fires which requires Prime Minister Scott Morrison to return from his vacation. On this tangent, Greendland’s ice melting is accelerating endangering mountainous ecosystems and putting 40 million more people at risk from flooding.

On the international stage, COP25 Climate Summit in Madrid receives criticism on staggering failure of leadership so let’s hope Glasgow next year brings tangible direction.

Invest in some cute shorts as the UK Met Office predicts 2020 to be one of the hottest on record as temperatures are expected to hit 1.1C above industrial rates.

Food for thought as new research reveals the world must hit ‘peak meat’ by 2030 and restore vegetation on grazing land to curb climate change.

Attention once again falls on factory conditions as 43 sleeping workers die in a bag warehouse in New Delhi.

Finally, the UK is predicted to spend £2.4bn on Christmas clothes that barely get worn!

Happy Sunday. A X #sustainableandsocial

COP25 climate summit ends in ‘staggering failure of leadership’ via New Scientist

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2227541-cop25-climate-summit-ends-in-staggering-failure-of-leadership

Sleeping workers among 43 killed in ‘horrific’ Delhi factory fire via the Telegraph

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/12/08/sleeping-workers-among-43-killed-horrific-delhi-factory-fire

Australia recorded its hottest day in history, capping a year of extreme temperatures around the world via Business Insider

Climate change: Greenland ice melt ‘is accelerating’ via BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48387030

Net Zero gets the royal treatment via Business Green

https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/opinion/3084792/net-zero-gets-the-royal-treatment

UK will spend £2.4bn on Christmas clothes that barely get worn – survey via Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2019/dec/16/uk-will-spend-24bn-on-christmas-clothes-that-barely-get-worn-hubbub-survey

2020 to be one of hottest years on record, Met Office says via Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/19/2020-to-be-one-of-hottest-years-on-record-met-office-says

Climate crisis: World must hit ‘peak meat’ by 2030 and restore vegetation on grazing land, scientists say via Independent

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-crisis-peak-meat-wildlife-farming-agriculture-forests-carbon-beef-a9243761.html

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