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Australia needs to commit to net zero emissions by 2050: Frydenberg

Today 11:00am - Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will prepare the way for Scott Morrison to take a target of net zero emissions by 2050 to Glasgow, when he warns on Friday capital inflow will be at risk if Australia is seen as a climate laggard.

Increasing natural gas prices boosts both clean and dirty generation

Today 11:00am - An increase in natural gas prices leads to price hikes across the US economy for home heating, fertilizer, chemicals—and wholesale electricity, because of the power sector’s heavy reliance on gas-fired power plants.

AI may be set to reveal climate-change tipping points

Today 11:00am - Researchers are developing artificial intelligence that could assess climate change tipping points. The deep learning algorithm could act as an early warning system against runaway climate change.

Report shows how native American nations respond to climate change

Today 11:00am - Indigenous nations are at the frontlines of climate change, but they’re also leaders in how to adapt to changing weather conditions and transition to renewable energy.

Opinion: tax corporations to pay for climate change adaptation

Today 11:00am - The rapid, radical decarbonisation needed to save the planet will cost a lot. Taxing multinationals and the wealthy properly can help pay for it, argues Eva Joly, a member of the Independent Commission for International Corporate Tax Reform (ICRICT).

Even the Suzuki Swift can’t escape Labour’s tax: National

Today 11:00am - Media Release - Transport Minister Michael Wood needs to urgently clarify who will be exposed to his Car Tax, National’s Transport spokesperson David Bennett says.

MARKET LATEST: NZUs $64.50

Thursday - SPOT NZUs opened at $63.75 bid and $65.00 offered on CommTrade this morning, after last fixing at $64.50


Air pollution kills 7 million a year: WHO

Thursday - The World Health Organisation (WHO) tightened its air quality guidelines on Wednesday for the first time since 2005, hoping to spur countries toward clean energy and prevent deaths and illness caused...

China signs up to hydrofluorocarbons treaty

Thursday - China began enforcing the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol last week—and the climate implications are huge

Late night comedians team up to tackle climate crises

Thursday - Climate change, which is responsible for magnifying this summer's deadly heat waves, hurricanes, wildfires and floods, is typically no laughing matter. But for one night, seven popular late-night...

L.A.’s new reflective streets bounce heat back into space

Thursday - When the scientists aboard the International Space Station direct their thermal camera at Los Angeles, standing out from the sweltering red and orange blob is a crescent of cool, blueish white deep...

China to stop funding overseas coal projects

Thursday - Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that China would no longer fund the construction of new coal-fired power projects overseas, surprising the world on climate for the second straight year at the...

Climate Commission ignored climate benefits of cutting synthetic nitrogen: Greenpeace

Thursday - Media Release - A hidden report uncovered by Greenpeace shows that the Climate Change Commission ignored its own internal advice that could cut agricultural climate emissions by a third or more.

Biden to announce ‘good news’ on $100bn UN climate fund

Wednesday - United States President Joe Biden is expected to announce “good news” on addressing a shortfall in a $100bn global climate fund, a UN official said on Monday following a closed-door meeting on the...

Coal prices surge as power crunch upends effort to cut emissions

Wednesday - Prices for coal are surging around the world as a shortage of natural gas spurs demand for the dirtiest fossil fuel to generate electricity.

One in five Australian carbon credits junk: study

Wednesday - About 20% of carbon credits created under the federal Coalition’s main climate change policy do not represent real cuts in carbon dioxide and are essentially “junk”, new research suggests.

First credits sold under Queensland's carbon scheme

Graziers Robert and Nadia Campbell are the first landholders to sell carbon credits to the Queensland government.

Wednesday - A central Queensland couple has become the first to sell carbon credits under the state government's Land Restoration Fund (LRF).

German automakers sued over climate

Wednesday - German activists have filed a lawsuit against automakers BMW and Daimler for refusing to tighten carbon emissions targets, the first time German citizens have sued private companies for exacerbating...

Sinking lid on hydrofluorocarbon

Wednesday - Media Release - As part of moves to reduce the use of harmful greenhouse gases, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has released its third annual decision on special permits to import...


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