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ScoMo refuses to commit to net-zero emissions by 2050

Monday - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declined to sign up to a net-zero target by 2050 because he is “more interested in the doing”.

EU under fire for including carbon sinks in climate goals

Monday - The European Commission is defending its plan to bring carbon removals from agriculture, land use and forestry into the EU’s updated climate target for 2030, saying this is in line with UNFCCC standards.

Union Square clock counts the time we're wasting

Monday - New York’s Union Square Metronome clock is being turned into a giant climate clock tracking the time left to transform the world’s economy and energy systems to avoid catastrophic levels of climate change.

Toyota reveals plan to turn trucks into emissions-free 'power plants'

Friday - Portable emissions-free “power plants” could soon hit the road under plans by Toyota to fit some of the company’s light-duty trucks with hydrogen fuel cells that can generate electricity.

China considers going ‘carbon neutral’, peaking emissions

Friday - China is considering carbon neutrality as part of its long term climate plan, the country’s foreign ministry announced following a summit with EU leaders.

Australia can hit net-zero by 2050 by investing in gas, says oil exec

17 Sep 20 - Corporate heavyweight Andrew Liveris, the Morrison government’s special adviser on manufacturing, has declared Australia and the world can hit net zero emissions by 2050 by significantly expanding the supply and domestic use of gas – despite gas being a fossil fuel with “roughly 60 per cent of the emissions of coal”.

Energy companies keep right to sue states in private courts

17 Sep 20 - Negotiators have ruled out an overhaul of private courts that allow energy companies to sue national governments when climate change policies hurt their profits.

Melting Arctic needs new name to match reality

17 Sep 20 - Change in the far north is happening so fast that soon the Arctic won’t be arctic any more.

Mass migration set to increase as world warms

16 Sep 20 - There is strong evidence that deteriorating environments caused by climate change are driving millions of people to resort to mass migration in their search for a better life, both within countries...

Facebook and Google say they will go carbon-neutral

16 Sep 20 - Facebook and Google are becoming carbon neutral businesses, joining competitors Apple and Microsoft in committing to put no excess carbon into the atmosphere, both companies have independently...

Australia’s biggest solar farm sends first output to the grid

16 Sep 20 - What will be Australia’s biggest solar farm once commissioning is complete – the 275MW Darlington project in south-west NSW – has sent its first output to the grid as it begins the lengthy journey to...

Sir David Attenborough makes stark warning about species extinction

15 Sep 20 - SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH returns to television screens this with a landmark new production - but the tone is very different from his usual work.

Global oil demand may have passed peak, says BP

15 Sep 20 - BP has called time on the world’s rising demand for fossil fuels after finding that demand for oil may have already reached its peak and faces an unprecedented decades-long decline.

Using rocket science to green transport

15 Sep 20 - French energy company Engie is teaming up with aerospace firm the ArianeGroup to steal a march on its rivals in the hydrogen production business, by drawing on expertise gained through Europe’s space...

Asian multilateral bank to end coal-related financing

15 Sep 20 - The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is promising to end all coal financing, but has yet to write this into policy.

Warming could pass 1.5deg before 2030, warns UN

14 Sep 20 - Global temperatures could exceed the 1.5deg limit set in the Paris Agreement in the next decade, according to a World Meteorological Society report for the United Nations.

Public figures defend XR against 'organised crime' classification

14 Sep 20 - Stephen Fry, Mark Rylance and a former Archbishop of Canterbury are among 150 public figures to hit back at government moves to classify the climate protesters of Extinction Rebellion as an...

EU lawmakers vote for 60% climate target for 2030

14 Sep 20 - The European Parliament's environment committee has voted for a new EU-wide target to reduce carbon emissions 60 per cent by 2030, setting the stage for tough negotiations with EU countries and the...

US wildfires could spark financial crisis

11 Sep 20 - The devastating wildfires now sweeping across the western United States are among the sparks from climate change that could ignite a financial crisis by damaging home values, state tourism and local...

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