Friday 31 July 2015

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Lib-Nat govt under fire over ‘pathetic’ emissions target

Environment groups and political opponents have slammed as “pathetic” a potential goal by Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government to slash Australia’s carbon pollution by a meagre 15 to 25 per cent. Reports the government of the Prime Minister Tony Abbott is …

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Report: climate change as serious as national security

An international report warns governments should treat climate change as seriously as threats to national security or public health, partly by focusing more on the worst scenarios of


Climate Institute: Aust finance system ignoring climate risk

Australia’s financial systems are ill-prepared for the risks of climate change as a new discussion paper warns of the threats to the country’s banking, insurance and superannuation sectors. Analysis


Lib-Nat PM Abbott defends wind, solar axing from renewables spend

Australia’s conservative Liberal-National Prime Minister Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said it is "no secret" he wants the $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) abolished, but while


Study: six metre sea rise even with warming curbs

According to a study just published sea levels could rise by at least six metres in the long term, swamping coasts from Florida to Bangladesh, even if governments


Climate groups to pressure Labor for greater action

Community and environment groups are pressuring Australia’s opposition Australian Labor Party (ALP) to commit to tougher policies on climate change. The Wilderness Society, Oxfam, GetUp! and Solar Citizens want


EU carbon market reform gets go ahead

European Union parliamentarians have overwhelmingly approved a proposal for a market stability reserve to store surplus carbon credits in the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). The European Parliament approved


Pope Francis again warns of duty to protect planet

The leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, Pope Francis, has again warned that protecting the planet was no longer a choice but a duty. He again also


EU: No plan B if Paris climate summit is failure

Europe’s climate chief has warned there is “no plan B” if the Paris climate conference ends in failure, urging world leaders to intervene to force their ministers to

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Carbon price repeal sparks electricity emissions jump

The environmental think-tank the Climate Council has cited new data showing carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity grid went up 6.4 million tonnes in the financial year since Australia’s

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