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Bank of England gets green remit

Thursday - The Bank of England’s remit has been changed to include a duty to support the country's net-zero carbon ambition.

Climate change could put insurance out of reach

Thursday - Millions of Australians could be left uninsured as the effects of climate change put increasing pressure on the financial system, the industry’s regulatory body has warned.

Dying oil companies leave millions in cleanup costs

Thursday - When Weatherly Oil and Gas filed for bankruptcy in February 2019, the company was walking away from several hundred Texas wells.

Big Food eyeing China's growing flexitarian market

Thursday - The alternative protein market in China is positioned to continue its rapid growth in the coming years, driven by the rise of flexitarianism in the country.

Fertiliser execs position ammonia as a battery for hydrogen

Wednesday - Ammonia has until now been used chiefly in the fertiliser industry as a way to return nitrogen to the soil. But it also has potential in boosting renewables – both as a replacement for hydrogen in long-haul shipping and as a way of storing and transporting hydrogen.

Climate legal cases on the rise in Asia

Wednesday - Asian governments and industries have increasingly been facing legal action for climate change-related harms over the past two years, a report by a United States-headquartered law firm has revealed.

Get rid of coal by 2030, Guterres tells nations

Wednesday - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on wealthy nations to end coal use by 2030 so the world can meet its goals to curb global warming, urging G7 nations to make that commitment before or at a leaders' summit in June.


TEN YEARS AGO...

Wednesday - Ten years ago, the Prime Minister’s chief science adviser was calling for more spending on science to protect the economy and society against risks like climate change.

Teens take their climate crisis plea to court

Tuesday - Eight teenagers and an octogenarian nun are in Australian court today to launch what they hope will prove to be a landmark case – one that establishes the federal government’s duty of care in...

Banks should publish green yardstick, says authority

Tuesday - European banks should publish a “green-asset ratio” as a core measure of their climate-friendly business activities, says the European Union's banking watchdog.

China’s dirty covid-19 recovery

Tuesday - Official Chinese government figures show energy, steel and cement consumption rose in 2020, pushing emissions up as Beijing is expected to reveal its 2025 targets.

IMF and World Bank will push G20 over climate

Monday - The leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are vowing to step up efforts to combat climate change by looking more closely at climate-related financial stability risk and using...

Climate pledges a long way from 1.5deg, UN warns

Monday - Updated plans to reduce emissions barely make a dent in the huge cuts needed to meet global climate goals and the United Nations is calling for redoubled efforts.

Study reveals Airbus' huge emissions legacy

Monday - Planes sold by Airbus in 2019 and 2020 will produce well over a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide during their lifetimes, according to landmark first estimates of the aerospace manufacturer’s...

Why corporate climate polluters must pay

26 Feb 21 - Who should pay the huge costs of climate change’s damage? There’s a case for corporate climate polluters to contribute.

Businesses join hands to find 'right recipe' for zero-carbon industries

26 Feb 21 - Despite the pandemic slamming the brakes on flying, UK-based engineering firm Rolls-Royce - whose main clients include the aviation industry - has not backed away from its work to slash...

Fiercer, more frequent fires may reduce carbon capture by forests

26 Feb 21 - More fierce and frequent fires are reducing forest density and tree size and may damage forests’ ability to capture carbon in the future, according to a global study.

Gas firms target industrial ‘clusters’ for hydrogen

25 Feb 21 - Gas companies in Europe and America are looking at using the existing gas network to serve industrial “clusters” of hydrogen users in sectors like chemicals, cement and steelmaking, adopting a...

'Science-based' targets are no such thing - former adviser

25 Feb 21 - One of the instigators of an influential climate initiative for big business has gone public with criticism of its target-setting process, saying it does not measure up to its ambition.


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