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Last month was one of the warmest Julys on record, says UN

Today 10:30am - Last month marked one of the three hottest Julys ever recorded, with global temperatures measuring nearly half a degree Celsius above average, the United Nations’ weather agency has said

IMF calls for global guidelines on climate reporting

Wednesday - Global guidelines on corporate climate reporting must fall in line with those in Europe and the US or investors could be hit by fragmented and inconsistent information, the European Central Bank and IMF have warned.

What does the US-China disagreement mean for climate change?

Monday - Concern has been raised by China's decision to stop working with the US on the climate catastrophe, and seasoned climate diplomats are calling for a quick restart of negotiations to help prevent worsening global warming.

Don’t listen to the climate doomists

Monday - On 25 April 2022 Australia’s public radio station replayed an interview with Jonathan Franzen in which the American author suggested we should resign ourselves to the climate crisis. “We literally are living in end times for civilisation as we know it… We are long past the point of averting climate catastrophe,” he intoned ominously.

Global renewables investment hits record high, boosted by solar and offshore wind

4 Aug 22 - Global renewable energy investment reached a record $US226 billion across the first six months of 2022, an 11% year-on-year increase which defied supply chain challenges and cost inflation to highlight growing demand for clean energy.

What we learned about coal phaseout by studying 15 countries

2 Aug 22 - Carbon Brief | Despite the widely recognised need to quickly move away from fossil fuels, particularly coal, many countries continue to invest in this highly polluting source of energy.

Offshore wind’s turbulent future

2 Aug 22 - When it’s completed, Norway’s Hywind Tampen will be the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm. Compared with most wind farms—even other offshore wind farms—the Hywind Tampen is unusual: the 88-megawatt operation is located farther out to sea than almost any other wind farm to date. Floating 140 kilometers offshore, the turbines will sit in water between 260 and 300 meters deep.


Data centres are facing a climate crisis

2 Aug 22 - When record temperatures wracked the UK in late July, Google Cloud’s data centres in London went offline for a day, due to cooling failures. The impact wasn’t limited to those near the center: That...

Youth climate activists are planning the ‘climate strike 2.0’

2 Aug 22 - Last week, a legion of young climate activists announced their intention to occupy schools around the world later this year, in a bid to pressure policymakers into doing more to combat the climate...

Rich nations still failing to honor $100B climate funding pledge: OECD

1 Aug 22 - Rich countries are still failing to fulfill their pledge to provide $100 billion for climate action in poorer nations, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said on Friday.

Banks far from hitting Paris climate targets, groups warn

29 Jul 22 - The world's most influential banks need to substantially accelerate climate efforts if global temperature rise is to be kept within the livability targets of the Paris Agreement, an assessment...

They helped create ESG. Two decades later, some see a mess.

28 Jul 22 - The story of how ESG investing began is almost as wonky as its name.

Climate reparations: What’s behind calls to make big polluters pay for environmental damage?

28 Jul 22 - Calls for climate reparations are growing around the world as countries in the Global South face the worst impacts of the climate emergency.

Soot from rockets has 500 times the climate impact as soot from airplanes

28 Jul 22 - Air pollutants released by rocket launches, re-entry, and space debris have a disproportionate effect on global warming, according to a new study. They also have the potential to undo some of the...

The world’s top 10 “carbon bombs” and what they mean for climate change

28 Jul 22 - Much has been done by countless people, organizations, businesses and leaders to stave off the effects of climate change. Over decades, concerned individuals have changed their diets, switched to...

When does planting trees make sense?

27 Jul 22 - Trees can be powerful allies in the fight against global heating because they can trap CO2 and lock it away. But planting billions more of them won't be enough to save the climate.

Climate change will make it harder for world’s poorest to migrate, study says

26 Jul 22 - Climate change will make it harder for the world’s poorest people to migrate – leaving them “extremely vulnerable” to continued impacts and increased poverty, new research finds.

The audacious PR plot that seeded doubt about climate change

25 Jul 22 - Thirty years ago, a bold plan was cooked up to spread doubt and persuade the public that climate change was not a problem. The little-known meeting - between some of America's biggest industrial...

Most countries 'woefully unprepared' for changing climate: analysis

22 Jul 22 - Major economies such as India, Brazil and Russia face "cascading" crises driven by climate change such as food insecurity, energy shortages and civil unrest, an industry analysis warned Thursday.


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Seagrass restoration project aims to help tackle climate change

1 Aug 22 - Media Release - Cawthron Institute has partnered with Westpac NZ Government...

Local Government New Zealand passes free fares remit

29 Jul 22 - Media Release - On Thursday morning, the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ)...

Three biggest unions ask NZers to vote for climate

29 Jul 22 - Media Release - The country’s three biggest unions, with a combined membership...

Kiwis most concerned about climate change: Ipsos poll

26 Jul 22 - Media Release - New Zealanders have an increased sense of urgency on the...

Mercury partners with Hikotron on a nationwide EV charging network

22 Jul 22 - Media Release - Mercury is supporting Hamilton start-up Hikotron in its rollout...

Greenhouse gases increasing but still below pre-pandemic levels

20 Jul 22 - Media Release - Seasonally adjusted greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions increased...

Government subsidies for EV and hydrogen trucks

19 Jul 22 - Media Release - The Energy and Resources Minister Dr Megan Woods is celebrating...

Global energy and climate leaders meet in Sydney to strengthen clean energy technology supply chains

13 Jul 22 - Media Release - Global energy and climate leaders are meeting this week at the...

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