Together for our planet op-ed on climate action in Netherlands

first_imgTogether for our planet op-ed on climate action in Netherlands We look back on an unexpected year. The corona pandemic has shown us once again how our individual actions influence the wellbeing of humanity and the planet. Five years ago, we came together to sign the Paris Accord. This was a ground-breaking treaty focused on limiting temperatures rising around the world. Getting agreement on how to fight climate change on the world stage is of huge importance. As we saw this year, borders mean less in times of crisis and we all need each other. Cooperation with our international partners on issues such as fighting a pandemic and climate is central to the work of an ambassador.All nations carry responsibility in fighting climate change. Italian Minister for Environment Sergio Costa underlined the fact that ‘our environment doesn’t have a political colour’. British COP26 President Alok Sharma stated the importance of inclusivity in fight against climate change. The consequences of the climate crisis will hit the poorest and most vulnerable communities. Scientists have a wealth of evidence and projections of what will happen if we do not change our behaviour now. While we are still battling the coronavirus, we will have to think about how effects of climate changing are impacting the world right now. There are great opportunities in the recovery from the pandemic to build back better and change things in our society.There are important events planned this year that will contribute to worldwide climate action. The Dutch hosted the Climate Adaptation Summit last month, where the focus is on adaptation and resilience. This is of great importance as we see more extreme weather conditions and the sea level rise. Later this year the United Kingdom and Italy will host the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26 in Glasgow. During this conference we will build on the commitments made under the Paris Agreement. The climate will be also be an important issue at the G7 and G20 summits this year, chaired by the UK and Italy respectively.For us as ambassadors the dedication and effort from young people for the climate has been inspiring. Youth movements all over the world speak directly to those who have power. We have to follow their example and leaders, governments, organisations have the duty to listen. Luckily there are already numerous examples of new, greener technologies being introduced. The EU has set out an ambitious Green Deal and individual countries like the UK, Italy, and the Netherlands have set targets for getting to net zero. More companies and consumers are reflecting on their behaviours and choices as well.We are looking forward to a year of climate action in cooperation with the Netherlands. We appreciate the Dutch pragmatic and open look at the world. The climate crisis, as all crises of global proportions, require cooperation and responsibility of made commitments. This is the only way to guarantee we leave your youth a healthier planet and more prosperous world. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:British, climate change, climate crisis, EU, Europe, G20, G20 summit, G7, Government, Italy, Netherlands, Paris, UK, UK Government, UN, United Kingdom, Youthlast_img read more

Lidington lays groundwork for regulation review

first_imgLord Chancellor David Lidington has urged the next chair of the oversight regulator to help create a more ‘diverse and innovative’ legal profession.In a message forming part of the job advertisement for the Legal Services Board chair, Lidington said the sector has already undergone ‘positive change’, with the market growing, greater availability of fixed fees and most measures showing improvements in quality.The lay chair, who receives a non-pensionable salary of £63,000 a year for a minimum of 70 days’ work, will be expected to drive the sector to attract new providers and offer new opportunities for the current and future legal profession.‘Underpinning that we need a modern, regulatory framework which is effective, proportionate and flexible and in which the consumer and profession have confidence,’ he says.Lidington outlines the LSB chair will develop its strategy and statutory remit, holding regulators to account and making sure that regulation underpins the reputation of England and Wales’ legal sector at home and abroad.He talks also of a tailored review of legal services regulation, adding: ‘This will not be easy, you will face challenge and will need to demonstrate your leadership skills as well as the ability to engage and work constructively with interested parties.’Ultimately, the chair will be responsible for helping to create a regulatory framework that is ‘fit for the 21st century’.The statement suggests Lidington may be minded to look again at amendments or additions to the Legal Services Act 2007, which underpins the current regulatory set-up. Previous lord chancellor Michael Gove was keen to review regulations in a similar way, but his successor Liz Truss showed little appetite for addressing this issue.The new LSB chair, who replaces Sir Michael Pitt, will need to show evidence of strong leadership in a high-profile organisation, with understanding of economics and/or senior management, and with financial, public policy or communications experience all an advantage for any aspiring candidate.Essential criteria also include an understanding of legal services regulation, understanding of the operations of the legal services industry and a commitment to the constitutional position of the rule of law, although they cannot be a lawyer.The appointment will be made by the lord chancellor and lord chief justice, for a tenure of four years with the possibility of re-appointment.last_img read more

Armenia coach reveals problem Mourinho had with Mkhitaryan

first_imgArmenia national team boss, Artur Petrosyan, has opened up on the issues Henrikh Mkhitaryan had with Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho.Petrosyan claims Mourinho “had a problem” with the player and put too much “pressure” on him to do defensive work.He also expressed his happiness that Mkhitaryan has left for Arsenal, in a swap deal that saw Alexis Sanchez join United.“I think Henrikh had a problem with the United coach and at Arsenal, it will be another thing and not the same situation. There will not be so much pressure on him defensively.“Yes, he (Wenger) likes them to play better football. I think Wenger is better for Henrikh.“I think the (Manchester United) fans liked him. I think that means he did something for the club.“I am not happy with Mourinho’s decision not to play him, but it is his club, his team — he knows what he wants. It is good he has left,” Petrosyan said..last_img read more

Four things we learned from Chelsea’s stunning win over City

first_imgSee also:Chelsea v Manchester City player ratingsChelsea pull off stunning victory over Man CitySarri explains his key decisions for Chelsea winChelsea suspend fans for alleged racial abuse of SterlingPolice investigate alleged racist abuse aimed at Sterling during Man City gameSarri planning to play Hazard as a striker again Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook N’Golo Kante netted just before the interval. [Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire]Goals from N’Golo Kante and David Luiz gave Chelsea a stunning victory over the champions at Stamford Bridge.AdChoices广告The Blues’ 2-0 win ended Manchester City’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season.Here are four things we learned from the match.City are not invinciblePep Guardiola’s champions have maintained the fine form which saw them waltz to the title last season in the early months of this campaign. But, despite dominating possession in west London, Chelsea proved they can be beaten. The defeat – City’s first Premier League loss since April – leaves them a point behind title rivals Liverpool.Hazard is so versatileMuch was made of both managers opting to start without recognised strikers, particularly Maurizio Sarri’s decision to pick Eden Hazard as a ‘false nine’. After being starved of the ball in the first half, Belgium forward Hazard – who also operated in the role against City in March – showed his class in the crucial moments of the match by creating both goals.Hazard was involved in both Chelsea goals. [Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire]Potency beats possessionFor all of their possession and pressing in attacking areas, City were guilty of creating little. Chelsea would have been grateful to go in goalless at half-time but Kante gave them an undeserved lead from which City could not recover. While the visitors had a handful of decent openings, they failed to register a meaningful attempt on goal until a Gabriel Jesus effort in injury time.Chelsea unlikely to mount title challengeDespite this victory, it appears unlikely that the Blues can sustain a serious title challenge. They struggled to touch the ball in the opening period and rode their luck in securing an unexpected victory. Their spirit and second-half performance will provide Sarri with plenty of positives, but City and Liverpool surely remain the standout sides.last_img read more

Sunshine Stars Gaffer Henry Abiodun Switches Focus To Tornadoes Clash

first_imgSunshine Stars coach Henry Abiodun has turned attention to his side’s crucial Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) clash at Niger Tornadoes on Sunday.Abiodun led the team to a 2-1 victory over Yobe Stars on Sunday as the Akure Gunners returned to winning ways to move one point and three places (14th) above the relegation zone.The newly appointed Sunshine Stars coach was speaking about the club in a chat with Goal. In his words, he said: “I am not new to Sunshine Stars because I have always been part and parcel of it even till now.”“I am amazed when people call me and tell me congratulations. I am the present head of the Technical Committee Department of the club which makes me part of what is going on in the team.“We are done with the result of our game with Yobe Desert Stars and we are focused on our next game with Niger Tornadoes.” he stated.Speaking further, Henry Abiodun said: “We have been talking to the players because we know that they must be in the right frame of minds to play games.“They are responding positively. We have all our players available because as at the last count all our players have been cleared to play by the League Management Company.“We are working on the mindset of the players and we are sure they will respond favourably.“We are doing everything to ensure that the players are in a good frame of mind and are aware of their responsibilities to the club.” he concluded.RelatedKabiru Dogo Joins Sunshine Stars as New CoachOctober 31, 2018In “Nigeria”Sunshine Stars Sack Head Coach Duke Udi As Henry Abiodun Takes ChargeMarch 13, 2018In “Nigeria”Tornadoes Star Alebiosu Demands Self ImprovementApril 20, 2018In “Nigeria”last_img read more