Paris climate agreement

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Carbon credits: towards net zero or zero credibility? | Letters
Letters: Avoided deforestation should not be used as a basis for creating carbon credits, says David Humphreys, while Paul Steele and Anna Ducros introduce biocredits and Dirk Forrister defends current methodologies

27, Jan, 2023 @5:30 PM

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Half of glaciers will be gone by 2100 even under Paris 1.5C accord, study finds
If global heating continues at current rate of 2.7C, losses will be greater with 68% of glaciers disappearing

Phoebe Weston

05, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Australians are feeling the heat of climate change. For the fossil fuel industry it’s still business as usual | Bill Hare
Recent legislative action to curtail the power of the gas and coal industry are a glimmer of progress but more needs to be done

Bill Hare

28, Dec, 2022 @1:05 AM

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What is Cop27 and why does it matter?
World leaders, climate groups and activists are meeting in Egypt to thrash out plans on how to safeguard the future of the planet

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

07, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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France becomes latest country to leave controversial energy charter treaty
Quitting the ECT, which protects fossil fuel investors from policy changes that might threaten their profits, was ‘coherent’ with Paris climate deal, Macron said

Arthur Neslen

21, Oct, 2022 @4:08 PM

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Australians are in love with big polluting cars – here are some alternatives
Seven out of the top 10 car sold are large utes or SUVs – but there are EV replacements, either already in Australia or being developed overseas

Emily Wind

24, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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The 1.5C global heating target is more than just a number | Letters
Letters: Neil Blackshaw laments those who dismiss expert advice on the climate crisis, while Aaron Turpin urges individuals to take responsibility

Letters

16, Sep, 2022 @4:25 PM

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First climate lawsuit against Russian government launched over emissions
Group of activists file supreme court case demanding stronger action on meeting Paris accord goals

Waseem Mohamed

13, Sep, 2022 @9:49 AM

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Coalmine expansion approved for Hunter region would cause almost 1bn tonnes of emissions
Future of Mount Pleasant project to be decided by federal environment and water minister, Tanya Plibersek, but activists say it is ‘reckless’ and should be rejected

Lisa Cox

06, Sep, 2022 @8:51 AM

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Labor backing fossil fuel projects could scupper Greens support for 43% target
Adam Bandt vows to push Albanese government ‘further and faster’ on emissions reduction

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

13, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Australia’s emissions climbed in Coalition’s final year as transport and fossil fuels wiped out gains during Covid
New data shows carbon pollution rose 0.8% in 2021 as manufacturing, agriculture and gas bounced back from pandemic lockdowns

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

27, Jun, 2022 @4:05 AM

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Energy treaty update fails to address climate crisis, activists say
1994 agreement allows investors to sue governments for changes in energy policy that harm their profits

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

24, Jun, 2022 @4:01 PM

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