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Australia could reach an ‘ambitious’ emissions cut of up to 75% by 2035, advisers tell Labor

17 Apr 24 - Climate Change Authority says goal could be achievable if more action is taken by governments, business, investors and households.

Scientists warn Australians to prepare for megadroughts lasting more than 20 years

5 Apr 24 - New research shows megadroughts lasting up to 20 years or more have occurred in Australia in the past and could happen again.

Australia’s carbon credits system a failure on global scale, study finds

28 Mar 24 - Researchers find carbon offsets approach, which is supposed to regenerate scrubby outback forests, was not reducing emissions as promised.

Australia's New Vehicle Efficiency Standard weakened

27 Mar 24 - The Australian government will loosen fuel economy standards for utes and vans in its proposed climate laws for cars.

Climate-conscious investors put nuclear dead last on list of desirable Australian ventures

26 Mar 24 - Nuclear energy ranks last on the list of climate technologies that big institutional investors want exposure to, according to a survey of climate conscious investors with $37tn under management.

A role for nuclear in Australia’s climate response?

7 Mar 24 - In the facts-lite political debate, the opportunities and comparative advantages of solar are being sidelined.

Melbourne Extinction Rebellion climate activists jailed for disrupting traffic

6 Mar 24 - Two environmental activists have been jailed for causing major traffic disruptions in Melbourne, after they used a rental truck to block the West Gate Bridge.


Australia's capital cities will see number of hot days double by 2050 without urgent climate change action

29 Feb 24 - By the time today's children reach retirement, Australia's capital cities will swelter through at least twice as many days over 35 degrees and large swathes of the country will be all but...

‘They ain’t seen nothing yet’: UN boss names climate change impacts coming to Australia

27 Feb 24 - Top UN climate official Simon Stiell says Australia will be “front and centre in resettling entire national populations” if climate targets are not met.

Australian Prime Minister vows full support amidst wildfires destroying homes

26 Feb 24 - Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese pledges immediate assistance to Victoria amid wildfire crisis, emphasising urgency in addressing climate change.

Pressure from young people for Anthony Albanese to consider duty of care over climate harm

23 Feb 24 - A group of young Aussies fronted up to demand Anthony Albanese do more to protect them from one issue.

Australia’s best known carbon-neutral farm can no longer offset its emissions

21 Feb 24 - Trees and soil on Jigsaw Farms in western Victoria have now passed peak sequestration – reflecting the challenge for the broader red meat industry.

Climate change is forcing Australians to weigh up relocating

19 Feb 24 - Big environmental changes mean ever more Australians will confront the tough choice of whether to move home or risk staying put.

Veteran economists say a carbon levy would cut emissions, cut inflation and raise billions, but see little prospect of adoption

16 Feb 24 - Two of Australia’s most respected economists have put forward a bold plan to lower global carbon emissions by at least 6 per cent, super-charge a new green export industry, deliver much cheaper power...

Climate change ambassador explains why Australia won't back Pacific's calls to urgently phase out fossil fuels

1 Dec 23 - Australia's climate change ambassador says the federal government cannot yet back the Pacific's call to rapidly phase out fossil fuels because it's grappling with "complex" and "difficult" issues...

Australia climate change activists disrupt shipping at coal port

27 Nov 23 - A climate change protest off Australia's east coast disrupted operations at the country's biggest coal export port on Saturday.

World’s biggest carbon storage project off WA coast burying only a third of what it promised

15 Nov 23 - After seven years of operation US giant Chevron is burying just a third of the carbon pollution it committed to burying at its Gorgon gas export project.

We are looking for a transformational roadmap to transform our energy sectors: German envoy

8 Nov 23 - With less than four weeks until the next UN climate conference COP-28, Germany's special envoy for climate diplomacy, Jennifer Morgan, is in Australia for a series of meetings with key climate...

The Beetaloo gas field is a climate bomb. How did CSIRO modelling make it look otherwise?

1 Nov 23 - As Australia braces for a summer of projected extreme heatwaves and bushfires, the fossil gas industry is gearing up for a truly enormous new fracking project in the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo...


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