From invasive fish to sustainable dish | Chesapeake Bay Program

When chef and fishmonger Fiona Lewis decided to move to Washington D.C., the Melbourne, Australia native assumed she would have access to excellent fresh seafood, due to being so close to the largest estuary in the nation. But when she got here, she found herself asking where all the seafood was.  “I was excited to be moving somewhere that’s about an hour from the ocean and thinking, ‘that’s it we’re getting amazing, fresh seafood all the time’ and that obviously wasn’t the case,” said Lewis.  Fish have always been a part of Lewis’ life; both of her grandfathers were fishermen, and she took her first cross-country fishing trip at only two years old…

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Feds invest $5M in Guelph for Canada’s first circular economy test platform

The federal government is putting nearly $5 million in Guelph’s pocket to support its circular economy-focused companies — where businesses maximize resources by reusing or repurposing materials as well as eliminate waste and greenhouse gas emissions in all stages of production.
On Friday, MP Lloyd Longfield announced the non-repayable FedDev Ontario investment which will be used to develop Canada’s first circular economy test platform and accelerator, the Circular Opportunity Innovation Launchpad (COIL). The funding supports Guelph’s goal of being a leader in sustainable development and the Government of Canada’s commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

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Parallel Session – Realising Our Climate Ambitions: Circular Economy in National Climate Plans | Programme | WCEF+Climate

The circular economy is the world’s secret weapon in enhancing national climate plans and achieving our shared climate ambitions.
International climate agreements are mostly implemented and translated into action through national climate plans. What could be the role of a circular economy in national action plans? This discussion panel will centre on the potential mitigation and development opportunities that arise from including a circular economy in national climate plans. Governments, knowledge institutions and development partners will share best practices on how to incorporate the transition towards a circular economy in national climate plans.

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Sustainability and Timber

Nature has a way of keeping balance and timber is one of its finest balancing tools. Growing trees absorb CO2. One cubic metre of living wood absorbs almost one tonne of CO2! The trees then break it down through photosynthesis and release oxygen into the atmosphere while storing the carbon in their wood for the life of tree.
If the wood is put to use after the tree has long died, the carbon remains stored in the timber, preventing it from being released into our atmosphere. It is only when timber begins to rot that the carbon is finally released. It is in this way that we can slow down the carbon release through prolonging the life of the timber as building materials, flooring and other wooded products.

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Force majeure at OVL, BPCL’s Mozambique LNG project | Headlines

he USD 20 billion liquefied natural gas project in Mozambique, where Indian firms hold a 30 per cent stake, has been suspended indefinitely after an escalation of violence in the area, according to a regulatory filing.
French energy giant Total SE, which is the project lead, declared force majeure on its LNG development in Mozambique, mothballing the investment, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) said in a stock exchange filing Tuesday.

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