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VANCOUVER, British Columbia – (BUSINESS WIRE) – October 26, 2021–

Mogo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOGO) (TSX: MOGO) (“Mogo” or the “Company”), a digital payments and financial technology company, has launched “green” bitcoin, an initiative that makes all bitcoin purchased on the positive climate Mogo platform. For every bitcoin purchased through its platform, Mogo will plant enough trees to fully offset the CO2 emissions produced by mining that bitcoin – and then some. This initiative, considered the first of its kind, also includes all bitcoin currently held by members of the platform. Mogo’s ‘green’ bitcoin once again demonstrates the company’s commitment to creating a healthier planet while allowing Canadians to invest and spend wisely.

The global cryptocurrency market recently hit an all-time high of over US $ 2.7 trillion, and bitcoin alone accounted for around 50% of that value. So far in October, Bitcoin’s average 24-hour transaction volume has exceeded $ 37 billion.

Bitcoin has great potential for investors who value ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) principles, but its environmental impact remains an obstacle; Bitcoin mining uses as much energy each year as the entire Swedish country. This negative impact discourages many Canadians from adding bitcoin to their wallets.

While some miners are embracing green power at the source, around 18.8 million bitcoins have already been mined to date; for every bitcoin mined, approximately 421,000 pounds of CO2 emissions are released into our atmosphere 2. To address the scale of this problem, Mogo will plant trees to offset 500,000 pounds of CO2 for every bitcoin on its platform. form. This action offsets 79,000 pounds of CO2 more than what is produced by mining each bitcoin and effectively turns a Mogo bitcoin investment into climate action.

“Bitcoin has been the best performing asset class of the past decade with massive daily inflows,” said David Feller, CEO of Mogo. “But the enormous potential of bitcoin is hampered by its environmental impact; emissions created by mining are among the biggest issues facing this asset class today. By launching “green” bitcoin, we’ve made buying bitcoin good for the planet and arguably one of the most ESG-focused investments you can make. “

Mogo is a leader in sustainable finance with the only card in Canada that turns spending into climate action by planting a tree every time you use it. In addition to offsetting all bitcoin purchased on its platform, the company offsets its own corporate investment footprint in bitcoin.

To learn more, visit https://blog.mogo.ca/our-bitcoin-its-green.

1 Co-telegraph. “BTC was the best performing asset of the last decade by 1000%.” Accessed October 25, 2021. https://cointelegraph.com/news/btc-was-best-performing-asset-of-past-decade-by-900.

2 From Visual Capitalist “Compare the carbon footprint of gold and bitcoin”

About Mogo

Mogo offers its more than 1.6 million members simple digital solutions to improve their finances. Through the free Mogo app, consumers can access a digital spending account with the Mogo Visa * Platinum prepaid card, the only card of its kind in Canada. The MogoCard makes it easy to control spending while doing good for the planet by planting a tree for each purchase. The Mogo app also allows you to easily buy and sell bitcoin, get free monthly credit score monitoring and identity fraud protection, and access personal loans. Mogo’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Carta Worldwide, also offers a digital payments platform that powers next-generation card programs of innovative fintech companies in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, while Mogo’s wholly owned subsidiary, Moka, offers automated and fully managed apartments. -investment costs to Canadians from coast to coast. To find out more, visit mogo.ca or download the mobile app (iOS or Android).

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News Wrap: Pfizer Says Its Vaccine Is 91% Effective In Preventing COVID In Children 5-11 Years Old http://www.nordbi.org/news-wrap-pfizer-says-its-vaccine-is-91-effective-in-preventing-covid-in-children-5-11-years-old/ http://www.nordbi.org/news-wrap-pfizer-says-its-vaccine-is-91-effective-in-preventing-covid-in-children-5-11-years-old/#respond Fri, 22 Oct 2021 22:55:14 +0000 http://www.nordbi.org/news-wrap-pfizer-says-its-vaccine-is-91-effective-in-preventing-covid-in-children-5-11-years-old/

Amna Nawaz:

President Biden, meanwhile, met with Democratic leaders today, trying to strike a deal on his Build Back Better program. The moderates and progressives of the party are currently negotiating a package of social and climate initiatives worth $ 2,000 billion. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said today that a deal is – I quote – “very possible”.

A federal jury in New York City convicted Lev Parnas, a former associate of Rudy Giuliani, for making illegal contributions to the campaign. Parnas used money from a Russian tycoon to support Republican groups, including one that supported then-President Trump.

Separately, Parnas assisted Giuliani in his efforts to have Ukraine investigate Hunter Biden during his father’s presidential campaign in 2020. Giuliani is still under investigation.

China insisted today that there would be no compromise on Taiwan’s status, and it also warned the United States to be careful what it says. President Biden said last night that the United States is determined to defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese attack. It seemed to go beyond a long-standing US commitment to help Taiwan defend itself.

The White House was quick to say there had been no policy changes.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin made a similar note today when he spoke after a NATO meeting in Brussels.

Llyod Austin, US Secretary of Defense: No one wants to see cross-strait issues tackled, and President Biden certainly not. And there is no reason that it should be. We will continue to help Taiwan with the kinds of capabilities it needs to defend itself, and so we will stay focused on those things.

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Recon: Pfizer Says COVID Vaccine 90.7% Effective in Children 5-11 Years Old; Oncopeptides pulls Pepaxto from the back http://www.nordbi.org/recon-pfizer-says-covid-vaccine-90-7-effective-in-children-5-11-years-old-oncopeptides-pulls-pepaxto-from-the-back/ http://www.nordbi.org/recon-pfizer-says-covid-vaccine-90-7-effective-in-children-5-11-years-old-oncopeptides-pulls-pepaxto-from-the-back/#respond Fri, 22 Oct 2021 18:45:18 +0000 http://www.nordbi.org/recon-pfizer-says-covid-vaccine-90-7-effective-in-children-5-11-years-old-oncopeptides-pulls-pepaxto-from-the-back/

Posted on October 22, 2021 | Through Michel mezher

Welcome to Regulatory Reconnaissance, your daily briefing on regulatory news and intelligence.

Focus: United States

  • US Walgreens stores start administering Moderna, the J&J COVID-19 booster (Reuters)
  • Americans can mix and match COVID-19 boosters but original vaccine recommended -Fauci (Reuters)
  • CDC recommends Covid Booster injections to millions of Americans (NYTimes) (STAT)
  • Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shows 90.7% efficacy in trial in children (Reuters)
  • Oncopeptide stock craters as it withdraws cancer drug Pepaxto from the market (endpoints)
  • The four senators who could make or break Democrats’ ambitions for drug prices (STAT)
  • Bat Research Group Failed To Submit Virus Studies Quickly, NIH Says (NYTimes)
  • US Warns of China’s Efforts to Collect DNA Data (NYTimes)

Focus: international

  • Norway chooses not to give second dose of vaccine to 12-15 year olds yet (Reuters)
  • Illumina to launch Grail’s cancer test in Africa and Asia – but not sure when (STAT)
  • Novartis has negotiated access to Zolgensma for half of Europe’s SMA population, the executive said. How did it come to this? (Fierce)

Coronavirus pandemic

  • Delta ‘Plus’ Covid variant could be more transmissible (BBC)
  • Covid-19 rally: White House calls for support for waiver of intellectual property at the WTO; Rare nervous disorder listed as a side effect of AstraZeneca in UK (endpoints)

Pharma & Biotech

  • Sanofi and Regeneron Sign New PhIII Victory for Dupixent, Relieving Severe Itching and Eliminating Lesions (Endpoints)
  • After August meltdown, Zymergen hints at bailouts – job cuts and loan renegotiations (Endpoints)
  • New Treg player emerges with $ 46 million and Takeda backing (Endpoints)
  • Xilio Therapeutics goes public as biopharmaceutical IPOs advance in Q4 (endpoints)
  • Former MIT scientist David Sabatini hits back at Whitehead Institute accuser over ‘false’ harassment claims (Endpoints)
  • Agenus calls FDA for playing favorites with Merck, withdraws BLA from cervical cancer at agency request (Endpoints) (BioPharmaDive)
  • Dupixent meets all parameters of the prurigo nodularis trial (PharmaTimes)
  • Servier colorectal cancer phase III trial fails primary endpoint (Fierce)
  • Sweden tackles regulatory barriers to decentralized testing (pink sheet)
  • Metacrine shares halved as NASH program canceled over mixed bag data and early safety issue (Fierce)


  • Hearing aids: Holders have a solid foundation for withstanding disruption (FT)
  • Ocular Therapeutix Hammered By PhII Failure In Dry Eye Disease – Shares Reservoir (Endpoints)
  • FDA panel recommends against approving Integra mesh for breast reconstruction (MedtechInsight)
  • Luminopia Notes FDA De Novo For VR Treatment For Lazy Eyes (Mobihealthnews)

Government, Regulation and Legal

  • Lilly broke contract by not paying royalties on top-selling diabetes drugs, court says (Fierce)
  • Apotex backs Teva’s En Banc offer in fight against skinny labels (Law360)
  • Hill-Rom, Baxter Receive FTC Warning Letters Over $ 12.4 Billion Deal (Law360)

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Philippines seeks to complete restoration of Marawi before end of Duterte’s tenure http://www.nordbi.org/philippines-seeks-to-complete-restoration-of-marawi-before-end-of-dutertes-tenure/ http://www.nordbi.org/philippines-seeks-to-complete-restoration-of-marawi-before-end-of-dutertes-tenure/#respond Mon, 18 Oct 2021 20:52:08 +0000 http://www.nordbi.org/philippines-seeks-to-complete-restoration-of-marawi-before-end-of-dutertes-tenure/

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: As Europe braces for a steady influx of Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban resurgence, a recent shift in political rhetoric indicates that Scandinavian countries are less willing to help asylum seekers now than they are were in 2015, when they offered refuge to tens of thousands of displaced Syrians.

More than 123,000 Afghan civilians were evacuated from Kabul airport by US forces and their coalition partners between August 15, when the Taliban captured the capital, and August 31, when the last foreign troops left. the country.

Many of those who fled were taken to emergency treatment centers in Spain, Germany, Qatar and Uzbekistan. The UN has warned that up to half a million Afghans could flee their country by the end of the year, many seeing Europe as a potential sanctuary.

Afghans desperately try to board a US military cargo plane departing from Kabul airport in September when the Taliban took control of the country. (AFP archive photo)

However, attitudes in the once welcoming Scandinavian states of northern Europe appear to have changed over the past six years, with people in those countries increasingly reluctant to open doors for asylum seekers.

“We will never go back to 2015. Sweden will never find itself in this situation again,” Stefan Lofven, Swedish Prime Minister, told the national daily Dagens Nyheter on August 18, three days after the capture of Kabul by the Taliban.

Indeed, as the situation in Afghanistan brings the issue of European asylum policy back to the fore, attitudes in Scandinavia appear to be hardening.

“Denmark first took the nationalist-populist path, followed by Norway,” Swedish Socialist MP Ali Esbati, who has long predicted Sweden will follow suit, told Arab News.

“This is in part due to the fact that many people in Sweden feel that we did what we could in 2015 and that we took the responsibility that a rich country should take when other countries do not. have not. “

Even before the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan, more than 550,000 people in the country were forced to flee their homes this year because of the fighting, according to the UNHCR, the UN refugee agency. In addition to the deteriorating security situation, Afghans are also grappling with severe drought and food shortages, leading to massive internal displacement.

In 2020, nearly 1.5 million Afghans fled to Pakistan and around 780,000 to Iran, according to UNHCR. Germany was third on the list of destinations, with 180,000 Afghans visiting, while Turkey hosted 130,000.

After the fall of Kabul earlier this month, around 125,000 Afghans had sought asylum in Turkey, 33,000 in Germany and 20,000 in Greece.

French authorities have indicated that they will accept some refugees but have not specified how many. German authorities did not specify a number either, but Chancellor Angela Merkel said 40,000 people still in Afghanistan may have the right to seek asylum in Germany.

Read the first part of the report: No country for asylum seekers

The UK has said it will welcome 5,000 Afghans this year as part of a program to resettle 20,000 over the next few years. Austria, Poland and Switzerland have said they will not accept any Afghan refugees and have actively tightened border security to prevent attempts to enter the country illegally.

As for Scandinavia, the picture is not clear. After receiving praise for accepting thousands of Syrians at the height of the European refugee crisis in 2015-16, authorities in Sweden, Norway and Denmark appear less willing to shoulder the burden this time around. In fact, the governments of the three nations have not guaranteed even those Syrians who have already granted asylum the right to stay.

The housing shortage and rising crime levels have led to a hardening of attitudes in Scandinavian countries, including Sweden. (AFP)

This increasingly unwelcoming attitude appears to have developed for a number of reasons, including a housing shortage and a sense of bitterness towards other EU Member States who have not accepted their share of the blame. towards refugees.

An increase in crime is also a factor. In Sweden, for example, first and second generation migrants are over-represented in crime statistics. While the Swedish National Crime Prevention Council has repeatedly warned that there is a difference between correlation and causation, immigration and crime are nonetheless now inextricably linked in the minds of many voters.

It is the same in Denmark. In Copenhagen, social media influencer and political hopeful Hussain Ali said it was time to break with the cultural trait of “berøringsfrygt”, which translates into a “fear of touching” sensitive topics.

Fans greet and slap Hussain Ali (left), with Copenhagen City Hall in the background. (Provided)

Ali, a Dane of Iraqi descent, is running for a seat in the city assembly with a Conservative ticket. His passionate social media posts denouncing integration failures regularly attract thousands of likes. He recently suggested that all non-citizens convicted of crimes should be deported.

“There are so many young people who live in a bubble of resentment towards Denmark because they feel alienated,” he told Arab News. “They are stuck between Danish culture and the culture of their parents’ home country.

“I tell them that if they brought their anti-social attitude back to Syria, for example, they wouldn’t last more than a minute without being punished. In the Middle East, you respect your elders – it’s part of their heritage that their parents should teach them.

“They also create harmful stereotypes and prejudices. A lot of my friends are judged by their skin color. People make assumptions about me at first glance.


123,000 – Afghan civilians evacuated from Kabul airport, August 15-31.

1,200 – Afghans expelled from the EU in the first half of 2021.

While some might view Ali as a high roller or an upstart, his message clearly struck a chord with many. When he walks through Copenhagen, he is regularly punched by young supporters. But not all the attention he receives is positive.

As he sat in front of a kebab shop during our interview, a young man who appeared to be of immigrant origin shouted at him: “You have sold your soul. Ali stiffened but remained seated.

“This guy is probably just frustrated and stuck in a situation where he has no outlet for his creativity and ambition, despite all the opportunities in Denmark,” he said later.

Syrian refugees are reacting to Denmark’s decision to repatriate, by launching a sit-in outside Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark. (AFP / Getty Images file)

Although the hardening of attitudes in Sweden and Norway has been less marked than it has been in Denmark, the mood is clearly in the same direction.

“The trajectory is quite typical, really,” said Esbati, the Swedish MP. “First, a nationalist-populist party begins to drum up migration.

“Then there is a kind of breakthrough in the media and in the elections, followed by the conservative parties moving towards the (nationalist-populist) position. And finally the Social Democrats and other left parties are moving in the same direction over time.

On June 23, the Swedish parliament approved a new immigration bill that makes temporary residence permits the norm, just like the Danish system.

Danish flags fly in the spire of the Danish Parliament in Copenhagen. Denmark has taken the nationalist-populist route, rejecting asylum seekers from Afghanistan. (AFP archive photo)

“We need an entirely new political (framework) for people to be included in and settle in society,” Maria Malmer Stenergard, spokesperson for immigration policy for the Moderate Conservative Party, said at the meeting. of a recent appearance on national radio. “We must start by reducing immigration.

As European states grapple with their collective conscience over how best to balance their duty to protect vulnerable civilians with the desire to preserve their national identity, the growing appeal of the populist right in Scandinavia and elsewhere can only diminish options available to Afghans who are too scared to come home.

Stories of Syrians having firsthand experience of the welcome mat pulled out from under them do not inspire confidence.

Hamid and Sama Al-Samman were threatened by the Syrian regime in late 2011 for giving food, clothing and blankets to displaced families inside their native Damascus.

“I knew we would be in trouble,” Sama said. “But I couldn’t help but help these families. “

Hamdi Al-Samman arrived in Denmark in October 2014 after fleeing the Syrian regime. (Provided)

She added that she had started sleeping in her clothes in case the family had to flee in the middle of the night. When the situation became untenable in January 2013, the couple took their three children to Egypt.

From there Hamid, an electrician by training, traveled to Europe, arriving in Denmark in October 2014.

“We chose Denmark because it would only take a year for the kids and I to join it,” Sama said. “In Sweden, the family reunification process would take longer.

Hamdi found work easily, and since joining him Sama has been studying Danish so that she can work in the preschool education system. Their daughter Noor, who is in her final year of high school, wants to become an architect.

“Denmark places incredible importance on education,” said Sama. “Our children have opportunities here that they would never have in Syria. Our daughter has opportunities because of gender equality.

The family’s relief was short-lived, however. In January this year, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said her goal was to reduce the number of asylum seekers to zero. A few months later, the Al-Sammans were informed that their temporary residence permits would not be renewed. They appeal the decision.

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Billionaire Klarna Boss Responds To ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Criticism http://www.nordbi.org/billionaire-klarna-boss-responds-to-buy-now-pay-later-criticism/ http://www.nordbi.org/billionaire-klarna-boss-responds-to-buy-now-pay-later-criticism/#respond Sat, 16 Oct 2021 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.nordbi.org/billionaire-klarna-boss-responds-to-buy-now-pay-later-criticism/

Becoming the equivalent of a financial McDonald’s also comes with stricter rules. An impending UK crackdown on the ‘buy now, pay later’ industry is expected to bring about change, and Klarna is clearly keen to move forward.

Woolard recommended earlier this year that the rapidly growing sector be regulated for the first time, and the Treasury agreed to introduce legislation.

However, charities and debt activists are frustrated that the Treasury has still not released details of the new rules despite promises of “quick action” earlier this year.

Siemiatkowski says he is strongly in favor of the regulation, although he hopes the new rules will “not favor traditional credit card models by default” and will still be competitive.

He fears that in Britain there has been “a misunderstanding of what we are here for and what our purpose is”, which he is trying to fix. In recent months he has been spotted rubbing shoulders with politicians, bankers and business leaders in London in an effort to improve the company’s image.

Klarna’s huge success here took him by surprise, he admits, and the plan now is to bring in new features so that it is no longer seen as a “buy now, pay later” business in a big way. -Brittany. He accepts that a certain degree of criticism remains.

“At the end of the day, we’re still a credit provider, so it’s easy to sue us, but credit has a purpose and it makes sense on specific occasions,” he says.

“We want to try to provide a better form of credit to consumers, so we’re going to be continually challenged by people asking us’ is this really good, is this really better”, but we think our products are better. than credit cards.

“If you look at our marketing in other markets, like Germany or Sweden, where ‘pay now’ is half of our volume [but not yet available in the UK], people see us as a competitor to PayPal because our marketing is not about credit per se.

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BlackRock Institutional Company NA – iShares MSCI Sweden ETF (EWD) gains 1.00% to close at $ 47.36 on October 15 http://www.nordbi.org/blackrock-institutional-company-na-ishares-msci-sweden-etf-ewd-gains-1-00-to-close-at-47-36-on-october-15/ http://www.nordbi.org/blackrock-institutional-company-na-ishares-msci-sweden-etf-ewd-gains-1-00-to-close-at-47-36-on-october-15/#respond Sat, 16 Oct 2021 01:37:00 +0000 http://www.nordbi.org/blackrock-institutional-company-na-ishares-msci-sweden-etf-ewd-gains-1-00-to-close-at-47-36-on-october-15/

Today, the stock of BlackRock Institutional Trust Company NA – iShares MSCI Sweden ETF Inc (NYSE: EWD) gained $ 0.47, an increase of 1.00%. BlackRock Institutional Company NA – The iShares MSCI Sweden ETF opened at $ 47.20 before trading between $ 47.40 and $ 47.12 throughout Friday’s trading session. The activity saw the market capitalization of BlackRock Institutional Company NA – iShares MSCI Sweden ETF reach $ 681,984,000 on 560,411 stocks – above their 30-day average of 474,214.

See the profile of BlackRock Institutional Trust Company NA – iShares MSCI Sweden ETF for more information.

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BlackRock Inc topped Q3 earnings estimates on high performance fees and strong demand for its actively managed and sustainable funds, even as market volatility kept the world’s largest fund manager from increasing its assets under management.

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JPMorgan misses third quarter revenue, beats profit estimates with one-off items

JPMorgan Chase posted a 24% rise in third-quarter profits on Wednesday, largely thanks to one-off items that boosted results as the bank struggled to increase revenue with interest rates close zero.

The nation’s largest bank by assets said it made a profit of $ 11.69 billion, or $ 3.74 per share, compared to profit of $ 9.44 billion, or $ 2.92 per share. share, during the same period a year earlier. The bank had two one-off items that helped boost its profits this quarter: a $ 566 million tax break and the release of $ 2.1 billion from its troubled loan books, which JPMorgan does every three months. since the US economy began to recover from the pandemic.


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Industrial software maker Emerson Electric Co (NYSE: EMR) will merge two of its businesses with smaller rival, Aspen Technology Inc (Nasdaq: AZPN), in an $ 11 billion deal.

The cash and stock transaction announced on Monday values ​​AspenTech at around $ 160 per share, a 27% premium from its October 6 close, before Bloomberg News first reported on the talks between the two. companies.


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Heat is mounting on donor countries to meet overdue $ 100 billion climate finance pledge http://www.nordbi.org/heat-is-mounting-on-donor-countries-to-meet-overdue-100-billion-climate-finance-pledge/ http://www.nordbi.org/heat-is-mounting-on-donor-countries-to-meet-overdue-100-billion-climate-finance-pledge/#respond Wed, 13 Oct 2021 16:52:47 +0000 http://www.nordbi.org/heat-is-mounting-on-donor-countries-to-meet-overdue-100-billion-climate-finance-pledge/

Nearly 150 green groups have told wealthy governments they need to catch up on their climate aid target by delivering $ 600 billion in 2020-25 total

The UK government is pushing donor countries to increase their climate finance pledges, so they can show how and when they will collectively meet a late target of $ 100 billion a year.

With less than three weeks until the UK hosts a critical UN climate summit in Glasgow, it remains unclear where the money will come from to close a $ 20 billion deficit. Reaching the threshold, initially promised by 2020, is essential for building confidence in the process of the poorest countries.

In a speech in Paris on Tuesday outlining the expectations of Cop26, President-designate Alok Sharma said keeping the $ 100 billion pledge was “a top priority.”

“Based on the conversations I have had, I hope more countries will make commitments,” he said, adding that “thinking about this keeps me awake at night”.

Senior German environment official Jochen Flasbarth and Canadian Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson have been tasked with producing a roadmap to meet the 12-year commitment ahead of the start of Cop26 on October 31.

A spokesperson for the German Environment Ministry told Climate Home News that the report was “still a work in progress” and that a final release date or release plan had not yet been set. A source close to the process said the roadmap could be released at the end of next week.

It should indicate the year in which donor countries will reach the $ 100 billion threshold based on their latest pledges.

Japan envisages international carbon offsets to achieve emission reductions by 2030

In a letter sent to all donor countries on Wednesday and seen by Climate Home News, nearly 150 organizations from more than 40 countries told rich countries they are expected to raise a total of $ 600 billion between 2020 and 2025 – reaching figures higher annuals by the end of the period to cover past deficits.

Rich countries missed $ 20 billion from the 2019 target, according to the latest available data analyzed by the Paris-based OECD. Although the final analysis for 2020 is not yet available, analysts doubt the target was reached last year.

“And that might not be achieved in 2021 either,” the activists wrote to governments.

“The success of Cop26 depends in large part on the success of a climate finance program. It’s time to prepare a serious delivery plan that fully respects your past commitments and allows you to come to Glasgow with renewed confidence. We will not be able to accommodate less, ”they warned.

The UK Presidency of Cop26 has repeatedly pushed donor countries to put more climate money on the table.

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Recent pledges, including Joe Biden’s pledge to double the United States’ contribution to $ 11.4 billion per year by 2024, have put donor countries “at a distance of $ 100 billion,” Sharma said in Paris.

Sweden announced on Wednesday that it would double its financial commitment to SEK 15 billion ($ 1.7 billion) by 2025.

Italy, which hosts the meeting of the main G20 economies, is expected to increase its contribution at a leaders’ summit two days before the start of the Cop26 talks. And sources told Bloomberg that Spain and Norway may also announce new funds soon.

The OECD is helping Germany and Canada cut numbers, and commitments made by multilateral banks and the private sector could further narrow the remaining gap.

The issue is not just how much countries rich in climate finance commit to providing, but also how they intend to do it.

In recent years, the share of loans, rather than grants, has grown from half to almost three-quarters of climate finance. Activists oppose the use of loans because it pushes vulnerable countries into further debt.

In their letter, the activists said the $ 100 billion roadmap must show how donor countries will achieve a 50/50 balance between funds for emissions reduction and adaptation to existing climate impacts by 2025. In 2019, only a fifth of climate finance went to adaptation. .

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SCA to double use of recycled fibers at Swedish factory following EIB loans http://www.nordbi.org/sca-to-double-use-of-recycled-fibers-at-swedish-factory-following-eib-loans/ http://www.nordbi.org/sca-to-double-use-of-recycled-fibers-at-swedish-factory-following-eib-loans/#respond Tue, 12 Oct 2021 13:41:32 +0000 http://www.nordbi.org/sca-to-double-use-of-recycled-fibers-at-swedish-factory-following-eib-loans/

EIB and SCA officials sign loan agreement

Packaging maker SCA will double the amount of recycled fiber it uses at its kraftliner plant in Obbola, northern Sweden, with a € 300million (£ 254million) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB).

The funding will support the upgrade of the plant for increased production of recyclable and renewable packaging with a process known as papermaking 4.0.


The machines will be digitally integrated and will be more efficient.

Recycled fibers and sustainable wood sources will be used in the production of kraftliner.

EIB Vice-President Thomas Östros said: “In addition to making this production facility more energy efficient, the project also has a good circular economy angle – it will double the use of recycled fibers for its manufacturing process.

“Especially in today’s economy, the packaging of products and deliveries is playing an increasingly important role, which means that the possibility of using recycled fibers has a huge impact on the use of natural resources.

SCA President and CEO Ulf Larsson added: “The demand for sustainable packaging is increasing and SCA decided in 2019 to increase the manufacturing capacity of the Obola plant from 450,000 tonnes to 725 000 tons.

“With this investment, the need for fossil fuels in critical parts of the production process will be eliminated, significantly reducing the carbon footprint. With this investment in the world’s most advanced kraft coating plant, we will significantly improve the plant’s competitiveness, sustainability footprint and product quality.

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‘He was so good’: Jacob Peterson continues to plead to stay http://www.nordbi.org/he-was-so-good-jacob-peterson-continues-to-plead-to-stay/ http://www.nordbi.org/he-was-so-good-jacob-peterson-continues-to-plead-to-stay/#respond Fri, 08 Oct 2021 20:57:06 +0000 http://www.nordbi.org/he-was-so-good-jacob-peterson-continues-to-plead-to-stay/

FRISCO, Texas – Truth be told, there were no surprises at the Stars’ training camp this year.

Management had loaded the list with one-sided contracts and filled all the gaps over the summer, so you could really start inking your list around October 1.

But a funny thing happened on the way to opening night at Madison Square Garden – and it could be a happy thing for Jacob Peterson.

Dallas hosted a trio of Swedish players at the NHL Development Camp and Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Michigan, and little was known about Peterson, Fredrik Karlstrom and Oskar back. They were each in their early twenties, and each with a lot of Swedish Hockey League experience.

Not unlike Roope hintz Where Denis Gourianov Where Esa Lindell, they are players trained in Europe who probably needed a year in the AHL before they were ready to help the big club.

But from the start, Peterson seemed a little different. Rated at 6-1, 180, he’s not particularly tall or incredibly fast, but his hockey intelligence is evident. He sees the parts, he knows where to be and he minimizes mistakes. At Traverse City against his peers, he scored three goals in four games. Once the NHL camp started he found himself on a line next to Tyler seguin.

“He looked great and he fits in perfectly with everyone you’ve played him with,” Stars head coach Rick Bowness said. “He played with Seggy the other night. Guys love to play with him because he has such good hockey sense and good skills.

That’s a huge compliment when you consider that Peterson has played on much larger rinks in Europe and is adjusting to both the size and speed of the North American game. There isn’t that much time to think it over, but he seems to have a knack for doing it quickly.

“I think it started in Traverse, getting used to the rink and stuff like that,” said Peterson. “With that, confidence comes, so I think it started there.”

Now, trust is being built. He has only collected one assist in four preseason games, but he managed 11 shots on goal and he looks like a perfect fit with Seguin and Alexander Radulov.

“I think his skill is the first thing, but what I noticed right away was his confidence and his wit,” Seguin said. “He’s not a typical rookie. I didn’t know much about him until the first day I saw his name with Rads and I. We hadn’t seen him much at camp and instantly in this. training, he was confident in the drills. I went to help him and he didn’t need my help. You don’t see that too often. Realizing that he’s 22, he once played pro in Sweden , he’s going to be a damn good hockey player. “

Bowness said understanding the nuances of the game is difficult for any young player, but especially difficult for someone whose English is not their first language. But Peterson was a quick study during games.

“What we notice is that the adjustments we make between periods, he understands them,” Bowness said. “Like our failure before was a bit out of structure (against Arizona) at times, so we tried to clean him up on the board between periods, and he got it right away. He knew exactly where he was supposed to be. His hockey sense, his balance with the puck, he’s a very smart player. “

The Stars have an interesting mix in the attacking group. The upper line of the Hintz centering Joe pavelski and Jason robertson seems settled. They could go with a second line of Seguin centering Radulov and Jamie Benn, but they want to try Benn at center after he succeeded in that position last season. So if they have Seguin with Radulov and Benn with Gurianov, that leaves two openings on the left wing. Joel kiviranta should take a look, and the newcomer Michael raffl also received many looks in the preseason.

But it would be hard to say that Peterson hasn’t been so good, and that must open a door for him.

“He’s making plays, he’s eliminating penalties and he’s good on the power play,” Bowness said of his forwards need for versatility at depth. “We want to keep watching him, but he’s put himself in a position, in a serious position, to make the hockey club. He’s been so good.

This story has not been submitted to the National Hockey League or the Dallas Stars Hockey Club for approval.

Mike heika is a senior writer for DallasStars.com and has covered the Stars since 1994. Follow him on Twitter @MikeHeika, and listen to his Podcast.

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Basware and the Comdata team to drive B2B payments forward http://www.nordbi.org/basware-and-the-comdata-team-to-drive-b2b-payments-forward/ http://www.nordbi.org/basware-and-the-comdata-team-to-drive-b2b-payments-forward/#respond Wed, 06 Oct 2021 16:40:41 +0000 http://www.nordbi.org/basware-and-the-comdata-team-to-drive-b2b-payments-forward/

The Finnish provider of electronic invoicing solutions Basware extends its partnership with the payment company Comdata to create what they call “a powerful supply-to-pay ecosystem”.

Both companies announced the expansion in a press release on Wednesday (October 6), saying the combination of technical and product integration with sales and customer success teams will help customers further automate accounts payable processes. (AP).

“This partnership demonstrates our continued commitment to provide customers with an open ecosystem approach, grounded in connecting other leading technologies to the Basware solution,” said Matt Hanks, vice president of global product and partner marketing. from Basware.

“Comdata’s payment technology, combined with our industry-leading accounts payable automation solution, will enable corporate customers to simplify their AP operations, reduce risk and, with more complete and accessible data providing increased visibility, to spend more intelligently ” he added.

Headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, Comdata works with more than 30,000 businesses to help them manage their fleet, corporate purchasing, payroll and healthcare expenses, making it one of the leading commercial providers of Mastercard in the world. United States and Canada.

“As a payment automation provider, we strive to help solve the problems faced by overburdened accounts payable departments,” said Barbara Baldwin, senior vice president of corporate payments at Comdata. “We are proud to partner with Basware, which shares our goal of solving complex but complementary problems for our customers.

The version notes that Comdata and another Basware partner, Nvoicepay, are set to merge and re-launch as Corpay. Both companies are owned by FLEETCOR.

Read more: Basware, Dun & Bradstreet working on identifying supplier diversity

Earlier this year, Basware announced that it has made it easier for customers to identify minority-owned businesses in its vendor management solution, by giving them access to diversity data provided by the database on the diversity of Dun & Bradstreet.

The tool allows customers to quickly determine which vendors have minority vendor and small business status in their network. This can help businesses create and improve supplier diversity programs, while also helping procurement teams save time by providing them with data they would otherwise have to enter manually.



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