Hopes for climate progress falter with coal still king across Asia | Business

The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund is preparing to leave fossil fuels behind. Last week, Norway’s parliament confirmed by unanimous vote that its $1tn sovereign wealth fund would dump $13bn of fossil fuel investments – and start investing billions in renewables. The move is designed to protect Norway’s state-owned investment fund from the decline in […]

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Tory leadership election policies: How each candidate would change tax and UK

Tory leadership election policies: How each candidate would change tax and UK

Tory candidates are battling it out in the race to replace Theresa May. The 6 remaining candidates have all been pretty clear about what they think about Brexit – you can read our guide here. But once elected they won’t just be the Brexit Prime Minister. They will also wield immense power to reshape the […]

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As Angus Taylor ducks, weaves and dithers, China zooms past | Simon Holmes à Court | Opinion

The worst part about being lied to is knowing that you weren’t worth the truth. — Jean-Paul Sartre Australia’s emissions have increased four years in a row. Excluding the land sector, our emissions have never been higher. As the gravity of the unfolding climate emergency begins to dawn upon Australians, instead of lies and obfuscation […]

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Australia missing out on huge cuts in emissions through energy efficiency failure | Australia news

Australia could cut greenhouse gas emissions halfway to its Paris agreement target, and save $7.7bn a year in bills, by adopting existing global standards on energy efficiency. From new hot water heaters to better standards for appliances, a new report has found Australia is missing an opportunity to “easily” meet its emissions targets and fight […]

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Australia’s standing in Pacific has plummeted because of our climate change failure | Dermot O’Gorman | Environment

Scott Morrison flew to the Solomon Islands last weekend to “show our Pacific step-up in action” but this policy will fail if his government doesn’t take meaningful action on climate change. A successful step-up must include stopping our own pollution, defending the sovereignty of our friends in the Pacific and offering a safety net to […]

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Tory leadership candidates blame Brexit for humiliating defeat in Peterborough

Tory leadership candidates blame Brexit for humiliating defeat in Peterborough

Tory leadership frontrunners have lined up to blame Brexit for their party’s humiliating defeat in the Peterborough by-election. The Conservatives were beaten into third place by winners Labour , with the Brexit Party in second place. Jeremy Hunt said his party faces being destroyed in a General Election unless it can deliver Brexit. The Foreign […]

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Australia’s climate and extinction crises are crying out for political solutions | Sarah Hanson-Young | Opinion

Australians love the great outdoors, from our beaches to our forests, rivers and wide open plains. We have some of the most unique flora and fauna on the planet. In Australia, nearly 50% of our birds, 87% of our mammals and 93% of our flowering plants are unique to us. But much of it is […]

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No 10 denies claim by chancellor that emissions target will cost UK £1tn | Environment

Downing Street has shot down claims made by the chancellor, Philip Hammond, that tackling the climate crisis would cost £1tn and require spending cuts for schools, hospitals and the police force. No 10 said plans to create a net-zero carbon economy would cost no more than the UK’s existing plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. […]

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We must mobilise for the climate emergency like we do in war time. Where is the climate minister? | Ian Dunlop and David Spratt | Environment

The second Morrison ministry contains no one with nominal responsibility for “climate” in any sense, despite the fact that it is the greatest threat facing the country. Angus Taylor, who spent much of his pre-parliamentary career fighting wind farms, claiming repeatedly that there is “too much wind and solar” in the system, is now minister […]

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Labor and the Greens have to join forces – for the climate’s sake | Greg Jericho | Business

I have a question each for Greens and ALP members. First, the Greens: back in 1992, when the Australian Greens was formed, is this what you wanted to achieve: emissions excluding land use are roughly 6% above 2005 levels and rising, our Paris target is a joke even before you consider it is based on […]

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