14 Aug, 2021

New Net Economy Indicator

The Japanese government has announced a new green economy indicator. It was invented to determine the rate of decarbonization, according to the Nikkei business daily.

The indicator will reflect progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions relative to gross domestic product (GDP). The authorities presented it as “green GDP” calculated separately from the real one. The new index will showcase the country’s decarbonization efforts in terms of economic growth.

Japan has been actively reducing harmful emissions into the atmosphere in recent years, and the authorities expect green GDP to grow rapidly. The creators argue that GDP is a very representative indicator that reflects the economic scale and development trends of a country, but there are many factors that it does not take into account.

However, Reuters writes that the official from the secretariat of the Japanese Cabinet of Ministers responsible for calculating the GDP disputed this information. He said that the authorities had not yet made a firm decision on the release of the new indicator, and called the Nikkei report inaccurate. The official added that the government is currently considering various ways to measure carbon neutrality statistics, but the research is still in its early stages and could drag on for several years.

In April, Japan set an ambitious goal of reducing harmful emissions. By 2030, the country plans to reduce its carbon emissions by up to 46 percent. Prior to that, Japan was going to reduce this figure by 26 percent compared to the level of 2013, and activists called this intention not serious enough.

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In Spain, electricity prices have soared 3 times compared to a year ago. Brussels is ready to help and explains the jump by the fact that gas prices are rising in the world, prices in the greenhouse emissions trading system are rising – and to all this Spain was covered by a heat wave, provoking an increase in consumption for air conditioners.

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The editorial staff of tut.by stated that the materials of its website and its social networks, as well as the new project of its journalists, were recognized as extremist by the court of Belarus. Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus warned that for reposting materials from tut.by could face arrest

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The Lithuanian president expanded the rights of the military involved in protecting the Belarusian border and deporting migrants. The government, in particular, asked to allow soldiers to search cars and cargo and use special equipment.

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The court in Tver ordered Volkov (one of Navalny’s associates) to pay businessman Prigozhin 500 thousand rubles in a lawsuit to protect his reputation. According to judicial statistics for 2021, the average compensation is slightly more than 15 thousand rubles.

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Students and railroad troops are involved in the BAM expansion project, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Thursday.

“This practice is not new,” he said. – In Soviet times, tens of thousands of students passed it, many of whom later became major business executives and politicians. The head of our state, as well as many other well-known leaders, are no exception ”(quotes from Interfax).

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Every tenth Russian under 24 does not study, does not work and does not look for work – Ministry of Labor

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The global temperature in July 2021 was the highest on record (since 1880), according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The combined land and ocean temperatures in July 2021 averaged about one degree higher than those recorded in the last century.

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The Libyan Military Prosecutor’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. According to media reports, the warrant was issued due to Seif al-Islam’s alleged ties to the Russian private military company Wagner.

Seif al-Islam is the only member of the family of Muammar Gaddafi, who was killed in 2011, who escaped execution and remained in Libya.

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In South Korea, they created a chameleon robot that disguises itself as the environment in real time. Its “skin” consists of liquid crystals and imitates color transitions using heaters

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New Zealand’s Minister for Economic and Regional Development Stuart Nash announced that the government of the country is disappointed with the decision of Amazon Studios to move the shooting of the series “The Lord of the Rings” to the UK and will stop supporting its production. Nash noted that while filming in New Zealand, Amazon Studios received a 25% discount from the government on all production costs.

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The son of Sergei Furgal was not allowed to participate in the elections to the State Duma

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In July, Russians increased their debts on “cash” loans to a record 1.7 million loans since 2016, which is 0.2% more than in the previous month and 34% more than in July 2020, according to a press release. services of the United Credit Bureau.

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Remuneration to members of the Rosneft Management Board in the second quarter of 2021 amounted to 2.95 billion rubles.

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Boeing has postponed indefinitely the launch of the CST-100 Starliner to the International Space Station due to identified engine problems. Boeing will announce a new launch date as soon as the valve problems are resolved, the company said.

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In Kuzbass, a new school was flooded after the visit of the governor. 842 million rubles were spent on its construction. According to the Ministry of Construction of Kuzbass, “the water leak lasted no more than 5 minutes, there was no material damage, the school will start work on September 1, as planned.” The cause of the incident was the breakdown of the sewer inspection cover. The governor’s press secretary, Yekaterina Dubkova, told the Podyom newspaper that he had been informed of the incident.

Following the inspection, Tsivilev said that the school was being built according to an individual project created by Kuzbass specialists.

“The builders completed their task on time, with a fairly high level of quality. This school should be included in the TOP-10 of the best schools in Kuzbass, ”the governor said.

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The Tsentrkurort company coordinated the flow of illegal migrants who tried to enter the EU through Belarus, the Dossier analytical center found out. This company is part of the Office of the President of Belarus.

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