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Legal experts define a new global crime: ‘ecocide’

Today 11:15am - A panel of 12 legal experts from around the world have released a proposed definition for a new international crime called “ecocide” covering “severe” and “widespread or long-term environmental damage” that would be prosecuted before the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

Young climate activists take to the world's streets

Today 11:15am - CLIMATE activists allied with Swedish teen campaigner Greta Thunberg were on Friday demonstrating in some 70 countries to demand global action ahead of a key summit in the United Kingdom

AI may be set to reveal climate-change tipping points

Friday - Researchers are developing artificial intelligence that could assess climate change tipping points. The deep learning algorithm could act as an early warning system against runaway climate change.

Air pollution kills 7 million a year: WHO

Thursday - The World Health Organisation (WHO) tightened its air quality guidelines on Wednesday for the first time since 2005, hoping to spur countries toward clean energy and prevent deaths and illness caused by air pollution.

‘Verge of the abyss’: Climate change to dominate UNGA talks

21 Sep 21 - Pressure is building on world leaders to rapidly ratchet up efforts to fight global climate change, a topic expected to top the agenda at the United Nations General Assembly

New solar is cheaper to build than to run most existing coal plants

20 Sep 21 - Last week, BloombergNEF’s released estimates for its global benchmark that tracks the levelized cost of electricity, or LCOE, for utility-scale PV and onshore wind. The LCOE looks at the all-in cost to build, operate, and maintain power plants and then calculates the cost per megawatt-hour (MWh) of the energy produced based on all of those inputs.

Fossil fuel firms sue governments across the world for US$18 billion

20 Sep 21 - Fossil fuel companies are suing governments across the world for more than US$18bn after action against climate change has threatened their profits, according to research conducted by campaign group Global Justice Now.


Rich nations all but stall on key $100bn climate fund goal

20 Sep 21 - Developed countries made almost no progress toward their goal of providing $100 billion a year to help poor countries tackle climate change, figures from the OECD showed on Friday.

Climate change not slowed by the COVID pandemic: UN

17 Sep 21 - The pace of climate change has not been slowed by the global COVID-19 pandemic and the world remains behind in its battle to cut carbon emissions, according to the United Nations.

This year's giant Antarctic ozone hole probably due to climate change

17 Sep 21 - A giant ozone hole has opened up over Antarctica this year. Already larger than the entire ice-covered continent, the ozone hole has surpassed the size of 75% of ozone holes measured since 1979 and...

'Climate stars' among the world’s most ‘influential’ people

Phyllis Omido, a Kenyan environmental activist and Goldman Environmental Prize Winner.

17 Sep 21 - Climate change was a big theme in Time Magazine’s 2021 list of “Most Influential People,” with a handful of climate scientists and environmental advocates making the list along with celebrities like...

Not a single G20 country is in line with the Paris Agreement on climate

16 Sep 21 - None of the world's major economies -- including the entire G20 -- have a climate plan that meets their obligations under the 2015 Paris Agreement, according to an analysis published Wednesday,...

James Hansen warns rate of global warning set to double

16 Sep 21 - James Hansen, a climate scientist who shook Washington when he told Congress 33 years ago that human emissions of greenhouse gases were cooking the planet, is now warning that he expects the rate of...

Scientists call for 'fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty'

16 Sep 21 - "We, the undersigned, call on governments around the world to adopt and implement a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, as a matter of urgency, to protect the lives and livelihoods of present and...

Time for a 'Constitution of the Earth'?

16 Sep 21 - Guido Montani, a professor of international political economy at the University of Pavia, argues the time has come for a "Constitution of the Earth."

NZ likely to come under pressure to cut methane emissions faster

15 Sep 21 - New Zealand is on a list of high methane emitting countries identified by Europe and the US as needing to make greater efforts to cut back emissions of the greenhouse gas.

World now sees twice as many days over 50C

15 Sep 21 - The number of extremely hot days every year when the temperature reaches 50C has doubled since the 1980s, a global BBC analysis has found.

Climate change could trigger migration of 216 million people: World Bank

15 Sep 21 - Without immediate action to combat climate change, rising sea levels, water scarcity and declining crop productivity could force 216 million people to migrate within their own countries by 2050, the...

UN calls for 'repurposing' farm subsidies harming environment

15 Sep 21 - Farming subsidies worth around $500 billion doled out by governments every year must be repurposed, three UN agencies warned on Tuesday, citing the environmental and health damage they cause.


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UN Food Summit commits to tackling world hunger and climate change

Today 11:15am - Media Release - More than 150 countries made commitments to transform their...

Civil society groups declare UN Food Summit 'anti-people'

Today 11:15am - Media Release - The Global People’s Summit (GPS) on Food Systems slammed the...

Have your say on the Clean Vehicles Bill

Friday - Media Release - The purpose of the Land Transport (Clean Vehicles) Amendment...

Even the Suzuki Swift can’t escape Labour’s tax: National

Friday - Media Release - Transport Minister Michael Wood needs to urgently clarify who...

Hutt council signs up to race to zero initiative

Friday - Media Release - Hutt City Council has voted in favour of signing up to the Race...

Climate Commission ignored climate benefits of cutting synthetic nitrogen: Greenpeace

Thursday - Media Release - A hidden report uncovered by Greenpeace shows that the Climate...

Sinking lid on hydrofluorocarbon

Wednesday - Media Release - As part of moves to reduce the use of harmful greenhouse gases,...

Clean Vehicles Bill passes first checkpoint

Wednesday - Media Release - The Land Transport (Clean Vehicles) Amendment Bill will help...

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