Daily Archives: October 20, 2021

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme – Odisha


IIEDOct 20, 2021
This is a recording of a presentation on the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme – Odisha, by Arandam Dakua (IAS), director special projects, PR&DW Department, government of Odisha.

The presentation was made during the first Asia-Pacific online dialogue in a series of peer-to-peer regional dialogues being held across Asia-Pacific, Africa, and the Caribbean and Latin America in September and October 2021.

At the COP26 Presidency’s Climate and Development Ministerial, the world’s most vulnerable countries stated loud and clear the need for radical improvements in their access to climate finance, and the need to increase support for locally led adaptation. Similar calls have also come through the Climate Vulnerable Forum and G7 meetings.

In partnership with the UN COP26 Presidency, Race to Resilience and the Adaptation Action Coalition, eight partners are collaborating to build on this momentum to support the scale-up in locally-led adaptation globally.

The COP26 Presidency is pressing donors to improve and scale up their adaptation commitments, including support to locally-led adaptation and access to finance. Locally-led adaptation is a central focus for the incoming Presidency, and in the lead up to COP, donors will convene to discuss how to improve adaptation financing at the local level.

The dialogues offer a chance for countries and non-state actors to learn from each other and showcase the real potential for locally-led adaptation via direct and enhanced direct access models.

This dialogue on 7 September 2021 was convened by the International Centre for Climate Change and Development, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Save the Children Australia, and World Resources Institute (WRI).

Climate Bridge Fund


IIEDOct 20, 2021
This is a recording of a presentation on the Climate Bridge Fund, by Anindita Hridita, manager operations, CBF Secretariat on behalf of Dr. Golam Rabbani, head of CBF Secretariat, BRAC

The presentation was made during the first Asia-Pacific online dialogue in a series of peer-to-peer regional dialogues being held across Asia-Pacific, Africa, and the Caribbean and Latin America in September and October 2021.

At the COP26 Presidency’s Climate and Development Ministerial, the world’s most vulnerable countries stated loud and clear the need for radical improvements in their access to climate finance, and the need to increase support for locally led adaptation. Similar calls have also come through the Climate Vulnerable Forum and G7 meetings.

In partnership with the UN COP26 Presidency, Race to Resilience and the Adaptation Action Coalition, eight partners are collaborating to build on this momentum to support the scale-up in locally-led adaptation globally.

The COP26 Presidency is pressing donors to improve and scale up their adaptation commitments, including support to locally-led adaptation and access to finance. Locally-led adaptation is a central focus for the incoming Presidency, and in the lead up to COP, donors will convene to discuss how to improve adaptation financing at the local level.

The dialogues offer a chance for countries and non-state actors to learn from each other and showcase the real potential for locally-led adaptation via direct and enhanced direct access models.

This dialogue on 7 September 2021 was convened by the International Centre for Climate Change and Development, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Save the Children Australia, and World Resources Institute (WRI).

Rep. Schiff: GOP Colleagues “Accountable for Destruction of Democracy” | Amanpour and Compan y


Amanpour and CompanyOct 20, 2021
The investigation into the January 6 insurrection is heating up on Capitol Hill, where the House committee leading the investigation voted to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt for defying a subpoena. Committee member Adam Schiff is the author of a new book, “Midnight in Washington.” He speaks with Michel Martin about why he believes the January attack fundamentally weakened the United States.

Originally aired on October 20, 2021

Biden: $90 billion In Loss Caused By Natural Disasters


The HillOct 20, 2021
Wednesday, President Biden delivered remarks from Scranton, PA, warning that $90 billion is lost to natural disasters annually, due to the worsening climate situation.

How Business Lobbies Pushed Republicans to the Right


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Paul Heideman discusses how the surprising internal conflicts within the American capitalist class laid the ground for the radicalization of the Republican Party.

Read Paul’s article in Catalyst: https://catalyst-journal.com/2021/09/…

Brazil’s President “should be charged with crimes against humanity” over Covid death s – BBC News – YouTube


BBC NewsOct 20, 2021
In Brazil a parliamentary inquiry has said that the country’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, should be charged with crimes against humanity over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

The country’s death toll from the pandemic is more than 600,000, the second highest in the wold after the United States.

The President is accused of recklessness in denying the seriousness of the pandemic and “deliberate neglect” of Brazil’s indigenous peoples. He’s also accused of the misuse of public funds.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Katy Watson in Brasilia.

BBC World Service – Newshour, Covid: Brazil’s Bolsonaro ‘should be charged with crimes against humanity’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w172xv5c54p0s8l

How Democracy Dies | Democracy Maybe

Al Jazeera English– Oct 20, 2021

Where once tanks would roll into the streets to silence dissent, today, authoritarian rule is often imposed much more subtly, yet just as effectively.

We travel to Hungary, described as the European Union’s first outright dictatorship, where radio journalist Mihail describes how, in an act of media suppression, the government has suspended his radio licence. It was the beginning, he says, of wider attempts to control the media. Csaba Lukacs, an independent journalist, supports this claim; he risks jail for distributing his newspaper.

We delve into the personalities of leaders like Viktor Orban and examine his growing popularity in Hungary. We also travel to Myanmar to explore the aftermath of the February 2021 military coup and meet political activists and revolutionaries using civil disobedience to challenge the military in a bid to achieve democracy.

MAGA Leader Steve Bannon Faces Jail Again — With No Pardon This Time


MSNBC– Oct 18, 2021

Trump ally Steve Bannon could face jail time as Congress preps for a vote on whether he is in criminal contempt for defying January 6 committee subpoenas. In a special report, Melber details the case against Bannon, how there are three different types of immunity one can use and how the DOJ historically struggles to actually send persons to jail on criminal contempt charges.

Capitol Riot Defendant Expresses Regret In An FBI Interview


MSNBC – Oct 19, 2021

HuffPost senior justice reporter Ryan Reilly and former U.S. attorney Joyce Vance on the Capitol riot defendant who allegedly attacked Michael Fanone telling the FBI that he was duped into believing the election was stolen for Trump.