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Australia’s Federal Treasurer Admits He Wants a Net Zero by 2050 Commitment – Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Just in case you thought the politician in charge of Australia’s financial stability has a clue, the following interview with the Guardian should settle any doubts. Josh Frydenberg...

Australia is ‘more and more isolated’ on climate, former EU trade commissioner says | Climate change

The former European Union trade commissioner, Cecilia Malmström, has warned Australia is becoming “more and more isolated” on climate action at a time when floods, fires, droughts, and the latest assessment...

Blueprint for emissions reduction: major industry policy changes needed for Australia to reach net zero | Greenhouse gas emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions from Australia’s industrial sites have risen 24% since 2005, and need to be addressed now if the country is to have a chance of reaching net zero by...

‘We can’t begin in 2049’: Chris Bowen calls for stronger climate goals as he signals Labor’s plan | Labor party

The shadow climate change minister, Chris Bowen, is to send his clearest signal that federal Labor is planning a more ambitious medium-term emissions reduction target than the Coalition, as well as...

NSW environment minister urges voters worried about climate crisis to ‘send a message’ at ballot box | Australia news

The New South Wales Coalition environment minister has urged voters concerned about the climate crisis to “send a message to all leaders” at the ballot box, and – in a pointed...

Melbourne student and climate activist runs for board seat at energy giant AGL | Business

An 18-year-old student and climate change campaigner is bidding for a seat on the board of energy company AGL, Australia’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter.Ashjayeen Sharif, from Melbourne, wants the company to...

Gas mining hurts our land and water, and it’s communities who are paying the price | David Pocock

For many of us, the mention of “the Kimberley” or “the outback” conjures up images of iconic, ancient Australian landscapes. Red soil, endless plains, rugged ranges and spectacular gorges. It is...

Large-scale solar and windfarm investment in Australia records major drop this year | Climate change

Investment in new large-scale solar and windfarms and the number of construction jobs in renewable energy fell dramatically in the first half of 2021, according to industry data.A report by the...
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