Malcolm Turnbull follows in footsteps of Kevin Rudd, and announces Australia will ratify the Kyoto Protocol – after fierce refusals from his conservative predecessor.
Tag: "climate change"
According to CTI, over $2 trillion of new and existing investment is in danger of being wasted over the coming decade if governments and companies don’t take action to divert investments away from fossil fuels.
SA’s updated climate strategy suggests its electricity sector will be 100% decarbonised by 2050, despite no change to its 2025 target of 50% renewables.
Australia still viewed as “climate dunce”; Coalition dismisses higher action as “heroic”; Why Turnbull could do a Kevin Rudd; Australia has some explaining to do on policies; no place to hide for delegations; Pope sends his shoes to protest; and pink kangaroos in Paris.
Stanford study says that 139 countries could power their economies with 100% renewable energy – wind, water and sunlight – by 2050, create millions of jobs and save trillions.
As Malcolm Turnbull heads to Paris climate talks, Labor leader Bill Shorten commits to an emissions reduction target almost twice that set by the Coalition. Meanwhile, neither leader looks likely to come clean on their compromised position on coal.
Report says 2°C climate target world mean no new coal mines, peak oil by 2020, and muted gas growth – and put $2trn of fossil fuel assets at risk.
Report says cost of shifting whole continents to 100% renewables equal to wealth held by 0.00001% of world’s population. So what’s stopping us?
Helping developing countries tackle climate change is one area where Australia has leadership credentials. It could be our best foot forward in Paris.
Australia is open to including a target of 1.5°C in Paris climate text, and a goal of “carbon neutrality” by 2050. How things have changed since Tony Abbott was replaced as prime minister. Such goals would result in an inevitable tightening of Australia’s own efforts on climate change.