Four Links to Make You Think September 27th - October 1st

Vanessa Munteanu
A positive vision of where our planet is heading (if action is taken now), why climate scientists should avoid jargon to be understood by the general public, what makes exclusivity so attractive, and the countdown to COP26.

‘2040’, a story of hope

‘A global journey to meet innovators and changemakers in the areas of economics, technology, civil society, agriculture, education and sustainability. ‘2040’ is a story of hope that looks at the very real possibility that humanity could reverse global warming and improve the lives of every living thing in the process. It is a positive vision of what ‘could be’, instead of the dystopian future we are so often presented.’

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‘To communicate more clearly, avoid jargon’

‘[...]Climate scientists should use simpler words when communicating with the general public, clarify the climate change context of various terms, and make the underlying processes explicit. They also made specific suggestions about how to improve or explain various terms.’

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What drives our desire for exclusivity?

'The idea of exclusivity has long been used to jack up prices on luxury cars, liquor, and fashion. But exactly how much do people value exclusive goods? Enough to pay a premium of 50 percent or more, according to Chicago Booth’s Alex Imas and London School of Economics’ Kristóf Madarász. The reason reflects a deep-seated aspect of human nature: we put greater value on things other people want but can’t have—just because they can’t have them. '

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Sustainability Week: countdown to COP26

‘Packed with insightful panel discussions and case studies, innovative investment opportunities and hackathons, this event’s deep analysis from senior-level speakers creates opportunities that can influence the emergence of a sustainable economy.’ This virtual event by The Economist happens between October 4th to October 7th and it’s free to attend. 

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