Next year will be critical in environmental diplomacy. Apart from climate change negotiations, governments will set sustainable development goals focusing on poverty, hunger, inequality and environmental damage.
Australia’s ‘green building revolution’ appears to be restricted to the big cities, everywhere else the pace is much slower.
Memo to Tony Abbott: Planning expert says catering to the urban population boom is not about building more roads, but making better use of them.
HSBC says the world is rapidly depleting its carbon budget, approaching ‘Peak Planet’ and must achieve a peak in emissions by 2020, leaving much of its fossil fuels in the ground. Impossible? HSBC says not, and is encouraged by growing public awareness, favourable economic drivers and falling technology costs for renewables.
Australian Greens leader reads riot act to Labor, the Coalition and big business, and says her party alone stands for sustainability and a safe climate.