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World Bank branch backs coal megaproject

Friday - The World Bank’s private lending branch is indirectly backing one of the world’s biggest new coal complexes, despite a new green policy.

Electric cars 'as cheap to manufacture' as regular models by 2024

Friday - Electric cars will cost the same to make as conventional cars, with internal combustion engines, by 2024, according to new research.

Forestry’s climate impact ‘invisible’ under UN rules, experts say

Friday - Forests are the planet’s biggest carbon “sink” – absorbing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit – but their contribution to cooling the earth’s climate is currently not fully accounted for under UN rules, experts say.

First deal done under Paris Agreement to offset emissions

Thursday - Switzerland has struck a carbon offsetting agreement with Peru, in what the two nations say is the first deal of its kind under Article 6 of the Paris agreement.

Australian business wants a Green New Deal

Thursday - Australian company directors want a more radical policy reset to recover from the covid-19 recession including bigger investments in infrastructure, reforms of industrial relations and a Green New Deal.

EU close to reforming farm subsidies scheme

Thursday - European Union farm ministers have clinched an early-morning deal on the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy, touted as ‘a paradigm shift in European food policy'.

Geology’s human footprint is enough to spur rage

Thursday - Once again science has presented evidence that a new geological epoch is here. This human footprint is all our own work.


EU to go for tough new rules for car batteries

Thursday - The European Commission will table new EU-wide regulations this autumn to ensure that batteries manufactured or imported into Europe are “the greenest on this planet".

Rising heat means more heat and more methane

Wednesday - Nights are warmer. So are northern lakes. And farm livestock are at greater risk of disease, thanks to rising heat.

Let's cool the ground and keep drilling, says Big Oil

Wednesday - Oil company ConocoPhillips has a problem; it wants to pump 160,000 more barrels of oil each day from a new project on Alaska’s North Slope, but the fossil fuels it and others produce are leading to...

Why Rudd wants an inquiry into the Murdoch empire

Wednesday - Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says the spreading of misinformation about climate change and other issues warrants a Royal Commission investigation into Rupert Murdoch's media monopoly.

China hits out at US climate record

20 Oct 20 - China has slammed the United States’ environmental and climate record, in an extraordinary public attack less than two weeks before Americans go to the polls.

How China can be carbon-neutral by 2060

20 Oct 20 - Three weeks after China told the world it is aiming for carbon neutrality, an important study outlines a roadmap to that goal, and challenges along the way.

Mandatory climate disclosure coming to UK companies...

20 Oct 20 - Current rules on company disclosures to help markets price in risks from climate change will become mandatory, a senior Bank of England official said on Friday.

...and investors say they want it

20 Oct 20 - An influential group of investors is urging UK regulators to make climate risk reporting mandatory for nearly 500 FTSE-listed firms.

Why Britain needs negative interest rates

19 Oct 20 - As Britain and the rest of Europe battle the second wave of the covid-19 pandemic, desperate eyes turn to central bank bosses, wondering what rescue plans they have up their sleeves.

EU leaders to set tougher climate goals in December

19 Oct 20 - European Union leaders say they will decide on a more stringent climate target for 2030 at a summit in December, leaving more time to forge a united European response to climate change.

World makes haste too slowly on cutting energy use

19 Oct 20 - The world is dragging its feet on efforts to tackle the climate crisis by reducing its energy use, according to a global watchdog.

BHP hears Musk's call for more nickel

16 Oct 20 - Australian resources giant BHP may finally be starting to establish itself as a primary supplier of materials to the battery and electric vehicle markets, confirming that it has started to boost...


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