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Integrating Climate Change, Decarbonization, and Just Transition Considerations Into Extractive Industry Contracts
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Integrating Climate Change, Decarbonization, and Just Transition Considerations Into Extractive Industry Contracts

Integrating Climate Change, Decarbonization, and Just Transition Considerations Into Extractive Industry Contracts by Martin Dietrich Brauch and Perrine Toledano |June 24, 2022 Photo by Tom Fisk on Pexels The relevance of climate change to the mining, oil, and gas sectors reaches well beyond the physical risks and impacts of climate change on business operations and the resulting need to plan accordingly. Extractive industries, including their value chains, contribute significantly to global anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases (GHG) causing global warming. The science-ba...
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I worried my cerebral palsy would halt my progress in science—but I found a path forward | Science

I was sitting in a chemistry lab class during my first year of university, nervous about the experiment we were to perform. The procedure required us to transfer a solution from one tube to another. I grabbed a pipette and, as I feared, my hand started to shake—a symptom of cerebral palsy. I asked my lab partner whether they could perform the task instead. The experience was disheartening: I was hoping to pursue a career in science, but I started to wonder whether that would be possible if I had trouble completing simple lab experiments. I thought my dreams had crashed to the ground. I was born after my twin brother. His birth was free of complications, but I was strangled by an umbilical cord and born with severe hypoxia. After a few weeks in the neonat...