Let's balance out

Let's balance out: one good and one bad news about the climate. Climate is no joke for Germany
Published by Ludovica Luvi F. on 2021-12-02 in Eco
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Let's balance out: what is it?

It isn't as bad as you think. Or maybe it is.

Another week has passed and we're back with the climate updates! This is "Let's balance out" and you'll read one good news and one bad news about the climate crisis. Here you can find the article of last week. Shall we begin?

So what do you want first? The good news or the bad news?
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GOOD NEWS: In Germany climate is no joke

In Germany It looks like the next political leader Olaf Scholz has a really clear mind on how he wants to lead the country. BBC tells us that he formed a coalition with the German Greens party and that the main feature of this coalition is the transition to green economy.

This new administration wants to phase out coal by 2030 and one of the proposals is to use 2% of the lands in Germany for wind power. Basically by 2030 the 80% of German energy will come from renewable energies and there will be around 15 million electric vehicles in the streets.
Click here if you want to know more!
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BAD NEWS: more than 50 fashion brands linked to Amazon deforestation

A new report by Stand.earth has been released and it connects many fashion brands to the Amazon deforestation. More than 50 brands are allegedly connected, in their supply-chain mainly for leather, to industries that are known to be engaged in the Amazon deforestation.

What is surprising is that many of these industries declared that they have adopted climate policies in this regard, but they seem to have no effect as the deforestation rate is growing.
If you want to know more, read the article by The Guardian!