Environment Minister Sussan Ley says Australia has been “blindsided” by a draft recommendation to list the Great Barrier Reef as “in danger”, suggesting the decision was politically motivated. The World Heritage Committee, which sits under UNESCO, has proposed moving the reef to the list because of the impact of climate change, and will consider the decision at a meeting in China, which is the chair, next month. Ms Ley described the decision as a “backflip” and said United Nations officials had assured the government the reef would not face this kind of recommendation before the July meeting. “We were blindsided by a sudden late decision,” she said.
Sweden has announced that they are removing themselves from the show circuit and pulling the planned Stockholm fashion week at the end of August, citing issues of sustainability.
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EU member states need to integrate resilience into their national recovery plans in order to be eligible for recovery support, write Joke Dufourment, Natalia Papu and Yasmina Lembachar. Joke Dufourmont is the circular jobs initiative lead at Circle Economy, an Amsterdam-based not-for-profit organisation. Natalia Papu is a researcher and analyst at Circle Economy, and Yasmina Lembachar is the digital communications lead at Circle Economy. The new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) paves a promising road towards circular value chains and the mainstreaming of renewable, regenerative and cyclable resources.