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The Paris Agreement of 12 December 2015 was an important political step forward for the planet. It is a statement of commitment by 185 nations to limit global warming to below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. Most nations also signed up to ‘the intent to pursue...
‘Think globally, act locally’ has long been a rallying cry for progressives and green activists. In this article, I stress the
importance of thinking globally before acting locally in the wake of the 2015 Paris conference on climate change.
Now more than ever, Australia needs a government that looks to the future. Rather than attacking industries and closing them down, Labor’s strategy involves growing industries and creating more jobs whilst fostering a cleaner environment. This requires a long term vision and an understanding of...
When French foreign minister Laurent Fabius brought down the gavel on the Paris Agreement on 12 December 2015, the international community reached a goal that had eluded it for six years: an updated and universal climate change agreement. It owed much to France’s diplomacy over...
Emissions grew 1.3 per cent over FY15 – the first increase in fiscal year emissions since 2005-06, ten years ago, when Australian emissions reached their historic peak, according to this report.
Summary The government’s latest emissions projections were released in late December, along...
The Quarterly Update of Australia’s National Greenhouse Gas Inventory provides estimates of Australia’s national inventory up to the June quarter of 2015. The ‘Quarterly Update’ is a publication series that reports on the latest estimates of Australia’s national greenhouse gas inventory.
Over the year...
As the world begins negotiations at the Paris international climate negotiations next week, the majority of adult Australians (62%) say the Government should be prepared to make stronger commitments on emissions reductions in the interests of reaching a global agreement, according to...
Numerous authorities, including governments, regulators, central banks and supra-national bodies have decided that this is a question deserving formal investigation. In Australia, there has been no official examination of how climate change might affect our financial system. Yet an 0.9°C observed increase in Australian average...