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IMF and World Bank will push G20 over climate

Today 12:00pm - The leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are vowing to step up efforts to combat climate change by looking more closely at climate-related financial stability risk and using other tools at their disposal.

Climate pledges a long way from 1.5deg, UN warns

Today 12:00pm - Updated plans to reduce emissions barely make a dent in the huge cuts needed to meet global climate goals and the United Nations is calling for redoubled efforts.

Study reveals Airbus' huge emissions legacy

Today 12:00pm - Planes sold by Airbus in 2019 and 2020 will produce well over a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide during their lifetimes, according to landmark first estimates of the aerospace manufacturer’s emissions.

Why corporate climate polluters must pay

Friday - Who should pay the huge costs of climate change’s damage? There’s a case for corporate climate polluters to contribute.

Businesses join hands to find 'right recipe' for zero-carbon industries

Friday - Despite the pandemic slamming the brakes on flying, UK-based engineering firm Rolls-Royce - whose main clients include the aviation industry - has not backed away from its work to slash planet-heating emissions, according to its technology director.

Fiercer, more frequent fires may reduce carbon capture by forests

Friday - More fierce and frequent fires are reducing forest density and tree size and may damage forests’ ability to capture carbon in the future, according to a global study.

Gas firms target industrial ‘clusters’ for hydrogen

Thursday - Gas companies in Europe and America are looking at using the existing gas network to serve industrial “clusters” of hydrogen users in sectors like chemicals, cement and steelmaking, adopting a “phased approach” endorsed by the European Commission.


'Science-based' targets are no such thing - former adviser

Thursday - One of the instigators of an influential climate initiative for big business has gone public with criticism of its target-setting process, saying it does not measure up to its ambition.

Carbon tax would be popular with UK voters, poll suggests

Thursday - Taxing carbon dioxide emissions would be popular with British voters, polling suggests, as the government moots ways to put a price on carbon that could help tackle the climate crisis and fund a...

Three technologies that will change food production

Thursday - Agriculture’s impact on the planet is massive and relentless. Roughly 40 per cent of the Earth’s suitable land surface is used for cropland and grazing.

OPINION: Carbon tariffs are not about Australia

Wednesday - Reports that Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, is considering calling for carbon border levies at the G7 summit to be held in London in June have produced a predictable reaction from the...

Climate threat in energy regulator's sights

Wednesday - United States federal energy regulators say they will examine threats that climate change and extreme weather events pose to the country’s electric reliability in the wake of last week’s deadly Texas...

Serville oranges being turned into energy

Wednesday - A pilot scheme will use methane from fermenting fruit to create clean power for Serville's city water plant

Gas networks eyeing hydrogen

Tuesday - Australia's' natural gas pipeline owners are working to future-proof their $A75 billion in assets amid a global push towards clean energy, running tests to blend hydrogen with gas and produce green...

India’s energy policy is key to the planet’s future

Tuesday - Here’s the bad news: Unless India opts for a totally new energy policy - a revolutionary switch to a clean future - the world has no chance of avoiding dangerous climate change.

How corporations gave politicians permission to deny reality

Tuesday - Big companies donated to climate deniers in the US Congress—even while claiming to care about climate change. When those same lawmakers denied the results of the presidential election, the bill came...

How can soil carbon cut Australia's emissions?

22 Feb 21 - The Australian Government is backing soil carbon – drawing carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in the land – as a major part of its response to the climate crisis.

Questions over Samoa flood defence project

22 Feb 21 - Flood walls in Samoa financed by the UN’s flagship climate fund are inadequate and could put people in danger, experts warn.

Russian region launches carbon trading plan

22 Feb 21 - In Russia's remote far east, authorities have launched an unexpected experiment: an effort to try out carbon trading and reach net-zero planet-heating emissions by 2025.


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