rss

Tag: "climate change"

4
Queensland court rejects climate appeal against Galilee coal mine

Queensland court rejects climate appeal against Galilee coal mine

Qld Court of Appeal sides against climate and with Rinehart, state govt, who argue coal from other mines would substitute environmental damage of Alpha if it didn’t go ahead.

0
Current emissions could already warm world to dangerous levels

Current emissions could already warm world to dangerous levels

Current greenhouse gas concentrations could warm the world 3-7℃ (and on average 5℃) over coming millennia.

1
The real lesson from SA electricity 'crisis': we need better climate policy

The real lesson from SA electricity ‘crisis’: we need better climate policy

South Australia’s electricity shock exposed an emerging conflict between Australia’s climate policies and the demands of our energy market.

32
Australia locked in for more ambitious climate, renewable policies

Australia locked in for more ambitious climate, renewable policies

Australia commits to ratifying Paris climate deal, which will come into force by the end of the year – a speed of action almost unprecedented on the international stage. But that means Malcolm Turnbull will have to match words with action. But how?

0
Australia facing 1 billion tonne emissions shortfall on current policies

Australia facing 1 billion tonne emissions shortfall on current policies

Australia will likely miss its Paris climate commitments by around one billion tonnes of greenhouse emissions by 2030 if it continues with its current policies.

2
Social cost of carbon: the climate change frontier

Social cost of carbon: the climate change frontier

As the reality of climate change is accepted, the focus shifts from the science to economic and social outcomes – and the conversation gets way harder.

0
New poll shows public back climate action from banks

New poll shows public back climate action from banks

Nearly half of Australians would be prepared to switch to another bank if they found out their current bank is financing projects that worsen climate change.

1
Nature is being renamed ‘natural capital’ – but is it really the planet that will profit?

Nature is being renamed ‘natural capital’ – but is it really the planet that will profit?

This year a controversial motion was debated regarding incorporating the language and mechanisms of “natural capital” into IUCN policy.

12
Garbage in, garbage out: Why the CCA got it so wrong

Garbage in, garbage out: Why the CCA got it so wrong

Australian climate policy is being framed on the basis that the country should proceed as slowly as it possibly can – a course that is being justified by technology cost estimates heavily tilted against solar. No wonder the CCA is so confused.

3
Paris deal, rapid transition means deepening doldrums for energy incumbents

Paris deal, rapid transition means deepening doldrums for energy incumbents

The great global race against time has very much begun now. The US and China ratify Paris deal, capital flow shift, China cancels nuclear plant and even conservative press hails transition to sun, wind and water within a generation.

5
Climate Change Authority cops out – just when we need it most

Climate Change Authority cops out – just when we need it most

Gutted by Malclm Turnbull, its latest report a cop out, the Climate Change Authority has become yet another impediment to climate action in Australia.