1. A mesmerising speech by Mia Mottley, the Prime Minister of Barbados, at the opening of COP 26 that a friend in Thailand has just brought to my attention: https://youtu.be/PN6THYZ4ngM
2. Here’s a piece from the BBC website on the naming of storms https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/34581210 which is a much more recent practice than I’d realised: the first was Abigail, just over six years ago, on 10th November 2015.
3. The Brookings Initiative on Climate Research and Action (BICRA), in its own words, “brings together experts who are shaping workable solutions for local, national, and global leaders to meet the climate challenge and seize opportunities for climate-resilient growth around the world”.
Here’s their website https://www.brookings.edu/initiative/brookings-initiative-on-climate-research-and-action/
and here’s a blog post from the BICRA site by Homi Kharas, ‘Missing from COP26: Lifestyle choices of middle-class and rich consumers’ https://www.brookings.edu/blog/future-development/2021/11/23/missing-from-cop26-lifestyle-choices-of-middle-class-and-rich-consumers/
‘Avoid, Shift, Improve!’ is Homi’s mantra.
4. And, finally, here’s another three-word mantra, ‘Think, Pair, Share!’, from Kate Jones and Dylan Wiliam: https://www.ascd.org/blogs/getting-the-think-pair-share-technique-right