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EcoUniv Weekend Reads: March 2021

EcoUniv Weekend Reads #56

6 Mar 2021

Consumerism: The average carbon footprint of a billionaire is 8190 ton/year, compared with 15 ton/year for an American and 5 ton/year as the global average. Most of it can be traced to yachts and private planes.

Forests: Cumulative impact of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest is not causing it to release more CO2 than it absorbs on an annual basis.

Agriculture: Intense monoculture driven by the green revolution accelerated desertification in India.

EcoUniv Weekend Reads #57

14 Mar 2021

Indigenous communities: A recent report by the UN on indigenous communities promotes awareness of indigenous peoples’ issues.

Economics: To provide a fillip to markets after Covid-19, governments borrowed mountains of money ($16.3 T to be precise), in the name of fiscal and monetary stimuli. But as we know, there is no free lunch.

EcoUniv Weekend Reads #58

21 Mar 2021

Wildlife Management: A change in government highlights debate over predator control in a wildlife-friendly US state, Montana.

Biodiversity: An opinion piece by several high profile environmental workers and officials.

EcoUniv Weekend Reads #59

28 Mar 2021

Green Finance: An invention of market-liberal environmentalism, Green Bonds / Sustainability Bonds market is expected to grow 13X this year. The question is: Is it really green? Are countries and companies getting away with greenwashing and cheating?

Moreover, such bonds mainly serve developed markets, not the poor countries who are likely to suffer more from climate change.

Environmental Education: We resume the “Understanding the Learner” series, this week we focus on twelve-year olds (seventh grade).

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