Weekly Wrap | COP27 closes, Australia’s plastic pledge, an AGL shake-up, and Rainn Wilson’s name change
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Friday, November 18th, 2022: This week in the sustainability news cycle…

Australia's Climate and Energy Minister, Chris Bowen, went out with a bang as COP27 winds down in Egypt. He signed Australia up for a global alliance that will see wind power supercharged all over the globe.

Environment Tanya Plibersek has also given us some homework to do. She's joined the push for a legally binding treaty on plastic waste.

Plus, Mike Cannon-Brookes had a massive win at AGL's AGM this week, and 'The Office' star Rainn Wilson has had a name change for the ages.


Get the full rundown:

‘This could be the Cop where we lose 1.5C,’ warns Alok Sharma – as it happened (via The Guardian)

Winds of change: While in Egypt, Bowen backs Australian offshore wind (via The Sydney Morning Herald)

Australia joins call for global treaty to end plastic pollution (via The Sydney Morning Herald)

Mike Cannon-Brookes succeeds in shaking up AGL board (via The Guardian)

Rainn Wilson changes his name to Rainnfall Heat Wave Extreme Winter Wilson (via Instagram)


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