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JAMES HANSEN: The world is failing miserably

Today 11:00am - Climate campaigner James Hansen, who gave a climate warning in 1988 US Senate testimony, says the world is failing and the real hoax is by leaders claiming to take action.

Clean energy investment ‘must be 50% higher’

Today 11:00am - An extra $460 billion a year needs to be invested in the low-carbon economy globally over the next 12 years to limit climate warming to 1.5deg, a new paper says.

Funds manager puts 84 global firms on notice

Today 11:00am - London-based Legal & General, which has close to £1 trillion worth of assets under management, has released its latest assessment of how 84 global corporations are responding to the risks posed by climate change.

Macquarie offers £500m for sustainable projects

Today 11:00am - Australian investment group Macquarie has offered £500 million to finance green projects.

Norway eyes passenger flights after testing tiny electric plane

Today 11:00am - Norway has tested a two-seater electric plane and predicted a start to passenger flights by 2025 if new aviation technologies match a green shift that has made Norwegians the world’s top buyers of electric cars.

European banks launch green mortgage scheme

Today 11:00am - A group of 37 major European banks are joining forces to launch a new energy efficiency scheme.

China frets over 'blind' electric vehicle growth

Wednesday - China will take action to curb the “blind” development of its rapidly growing electric vehicle sector, says a state planning spokeswoman.

UK pension funds get green light to dump fossil fuels

Wednesday - Managers of the £1.5tn invested in Britain’sworkplace pension schemes are to be given new powers to dump shares in oil, gas and coal companies in favour of long-term investment in green and “social...

EU efforts not living up to Paris promises

Wednesday - Many EU countries are veering off the course of action they committed to under the Paris Agreement, according to a new report.

City of London commits to 100% renewable

Wednesday - The City of London Corporation has announced plans to source 100 per cent of its electricity from renewables.

Climate change man-made problem, feminist solution?

Wednesday - Women must be at the heart of climate action if the world is to limit the deadly impact of disasters such as floods and storms, says former Irish president Mary Robinson.

EU sets 32% renewable energy target by 2030

Tuesday - European Union lawmakers and member states have agreed on a renewable energy law, including support for electric vehicles and rooftop solar panels.

US coastal property worth billions at risk

Tuesday - More than 150,000 US homes and businesses could face frequent high-tide flooding within 15 years. That could double by 2045, a new report says.

South Africa sets draft climate laws

Tuesday - South Africa will set carbon targets for each sector of the economy every five years, under a draft climate law out for public consultation.

Samsung commits to 100% renewable energy

Tuesday - Samsung has become the latest international company to take the step towards obtaining 100 per cent of its energy from clean sources.

Australian firms told to catch up on climate risk

Tuesday - Australian companies are not doing enough work to model the risks of climate change and how it will affect their profitability, a new report says.

Pollution-recording gear can't cope with off-the-dial Delhi

Tuesday - Smog more toxic than can be measured by monitoring devices blanketing New Delhi, months before the start of the city's traditional pollution season.

Global warming set to exceed 1.5deg by 2040

Monday - Global warming is on course to exceed the most stringent goal set in the Paris agreement by around 2040, threatening economic growth, according to a draft report that is the UN’s starkest warning yet...

Slower cyclones will mean more damage

Monday - Tropical cyclones are slowing down. Hurricanes have lost their hurry. Paradoxically, this is bad news: they have more time to work their mischief.

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