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Category: Climate

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Can business save us from climate change?

Can business save us from climate change?

Business begins to see climate change as strategic risk, but there are three key reasons not to rely on business to save us from climate change.

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World's coal resources rapidly running out of water

World’s coal resources rapidly running out of water

Water risks are already impacting the world’s coal industry, including in Australia, but how will these change over time?

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Hunt commits to 'cleaner' coal, as renewables despair deepens

Hunt commits to ‘cleaner’ coal, as renewables despair deepens

Environment minister sees future in ‘clean’ coal, and refuses to endorse renewables. This comes as new data shows large-scale renewable projects at a standstill, and as industry finds doors closed in Canberra. Meanwhile, new data show electricity emissions have fallen 5 per cent in past year.

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Meinshausen: Why we have to suck CO2 out of atmosphere

Meinshausen: Why we have to suck CO2 out of atmosphere

Climate scientist Malte Meinhausen explains why we will need to use technology to suck CO2 out of the atmosphere.

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India's dirty coal problem – and why it's bad news for Australia

India’s dirty coal problem – and why it’s bad news for Australia

IPCC says China and other emerging economies will scale back fossil fuels to cut air pollution. This graph from new HSBC report explains why.

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The architects of the future: building for our changing climate

The architects of the future: building for our changing climate

The building and construction industry must play a vital role in building the cities of the future as we tackle climate change.

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IPCC puts heat on Abbott’s anti science climate policies

IPCC puts heat on Abbott’s anti science climate policies

IPCC says action on climate change is urgent but affordable. But as the US and others endorse its finding, the Abbott government says it will “wait and see”, all the while dismantling the mechanisms that could achieve higher targets, and the institutions that would tell it why this is a dumb idea.

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IPCC calls for major shift to renewables to cut emissions

IPCC calls for major shift to renewables to cut emissions

IPCC says major and rapid uptake of renewables should be primary focus of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And it needn’t cost much.

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Can business break impasse on climate action?

Can business break impasse on climate action?

IPCC urges immediate action on adapting to climate change, but governments and media seem poorly equipped to deliver that dire message to the public.

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The IPCC and Australia's emissions targets

The IPCC and Australia’s emissions targets

The new IPCC report due on Sunday will put pressure on the Abbott government to justify its limited climate change policy action.

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RET review road trip: First stop, Hepburn Wind farm

RET review road trip: First stop, Hepburn Wind farm

RET fact finding mission kicks off at Victoria’s community-owned Hepburn wind farm, sans Dick Warburton. Here’s what it turned up…