Friday 21 November 2014

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Merkel pressures Australia on emissions targets

Warning that climate change does not respect borders the German chancellor Angela Merkel has urged all nations to commit to cutting carbon dioxide emissions. AAP Newsagency reports in the wake of Australia’s conservative Liberal-National Prime Minister Tony Abbott snubbing a …

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UN Green Climate Fund heads to $10bn goal

A promise by Japan to give up to US$1.5 billion to a United Nations fund to help poor nations cope with global warming puts the fund within sight


G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change

Australia’s conservative Liberal-National Prime Minister did not even want it discussed but there was no denying that climate change was front and centre at the G20 global leaders


Climate Institute praises G20 emphasis on climate issues

The environmental think tank The Climate Institute has endorsed the urgency of climate change, its economic importance and the need for all nations to act raised by the


More emissions reduction rules released by govt

Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government has released additional methods under which its plan for controlling Australia’s carbon emissions, the Emissions Reduction Fund, can be accessed. Environment Minister Greg Hunt has released


Focus now on India after US-China climate deal

Following last week's carbon deal between the United States and China, number three emitter India faces growing pressure to devise a clear strategy and step out of China's


US set to pledge $2.5bn to green climate fund

In what is being seen as something of a rebuff to G20 summit host nation Australia the United States is expected to unveil a huge $2.5 billion pledge


Shorten: Abbott ‘stubborn isolationist’ on climate

Labor opposition leader Bill Shorten has accused Australia’s conservative Liberal-National Prime Minister Tony Abbott of "stubborn isolationism" on climate change as world leaders gather on the eve of


India says may stop coal imports in 2-3 years

India's power and coal minister has said the country, the world's third-largest buyer of overseas coal, may be able to stop imports of power-generating thermal coal in the


Aust urged to catch up with US/China climate deal

Australia is being urged to take action as an immediate response to the agreement between China and the United States on a new set of ambitious targets to

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