Issue date : Thu 26 September, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 24 Seconds
Number of items : 40
Scott Morrison uses UN speech to slam 'internal and global critics' of Australia's climate change policy
ABC News
Thu 26 September, 2019
Scott Morrison has used his biggest moment on the world stage yet to attack "internal and global critics" of his Government's climate change policies.
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Morrison's 'fake news' moment on climate
9 News
Thu 26 September, 2019
Scott Morrison has accused climate activists and the media of spreading "completely false" information about Australia's action on climate change.
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7 News
Perthnow
The Canberra Times
The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo News
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Miners at carbon coalface in environmental arms race
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 26 September, 2019
The contrast could not be more stark. While Scott Morrison was characterising the comments made by 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg as shrill, Australia’s two largest mining companies, Rio Tinto and BHP, were engaged in one-upmanship on their environmental credentials.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Alan Jones lashes corporate cowardice over activist 'blackmail'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 26 September, 2019
Breakfast radio presenter Alan Jones has attacked corporate Australia for giving into "blackmail" from activist groups on issues such as climate change, and attacked superannuation funds for putting social goals ahead of returns for members.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Insurance integral to climate conversation
Insurance Business
Thu 26 September, 2019
Talk of climate change has been on everyone’s lips this week after teen activist Greta Thunberg delivered an impassioned speech at the UN Climate Action Summit, calling on businesses and governments to change their approach to the environment – without delay.
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Eco-activists target banks on climate
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 26 September, 2019
Buoyed by successful campaigns against AGL, Commonwealth Bank and QBE, climate activist group Market Forces plans to use shareholder motions to put pressure on Westpac, ANZ, National Australia Bank and other financial companies into choking off capital to the oil, gas and coal industries.
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How activists pushed CBA out of coal in five years
The Australian Financial Review
Thu 26 September, 2019
A small group of radical activists was able to use the corporate world's rules against itself, in one of the remarkable stories of the Australian environmental movement.
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Australia’s carbon market needs to be faster and smarter. Blockchain can help
The Conversation
Thu 26 September, 2019
Since 2013, Australia’s policy response to climate change has been the Emissions Reduction Fund, which awards government contracts to projects that reduce carbon emissions by planting trees, flaring landfill gas, improving energy efficiency, and other methods. It is supported by a “safeguard mechanism” that imposes a cap on the largest emitters.
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Climate change a 'priority' for Suncorp
Yahoo News
Thu 26 September, 2019
Suncorp chair Christine McLoughlin is supporting calls for corporations to pull their weight to address climate change, insisting it makes good environmental and business sense.
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Vertical farms offer solution for unused urban space
Government News
Thu 26 September, 2019
Vertical farms can boost community engagement while making good use of vacant urban spaces, the founder of a vertical farming start up says.
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World's oceans at a tipping point, indicates UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report
ABC News
Wed 25 September, 2019
Australia's affinity for the ocean is renowned, but it is likely to be dramatically disrupted, according to the latest report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
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Australia's beach lifestyle under threat from climate change, UN warns
SBS World News Australia
Wed 25 September, 2019
Coastal areas around Australia are set to experience a once-in-a-century flood at least once every year, according to a new UN report.
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Scott Morrison to call for global plastic policy at UN
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 25 September, 2019
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is pushing for a new commercial model for global recycling in a call at the United Nations that also urges more action to clean up the world's oceans.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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UN Climate Summit snub by Scott Morrison sends strong message to Australia's neighbours
ABC News
Wed 25 September, 2019
There was a noticeable shift in mood on Monday when the United Nations Climate Summit began in New York. Empty platitudes were given short shrift from the outset, as UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres directed only countries that had come with ambitious plans to cut carbon emissions to speak.
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Morrison to youth on climate change: Don’t worry, be happy
Reneweconomy
Wed 25 September, 2019
Prime minister Scott Morrison has deepened the connection between his climate change rhetoric and that of climate deniers by urging kids, and the striking school students to effectively adopt the mantra from the old song, “Don’t worry, be happy”.
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SA parliament declares climate emergency
9 News
Wed 25 September, 2019
A motion declaring Australia is facing a climate emergency has passed the upper house of the South Australian parliament.
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Yahoo News
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Climate change report could change Scott Morrison’s mind
News.com.au
Wed 25 September, 2019
An alarming report on climate change might spur Prime Minister Scott Morrison into greater action if he knows what might happen in his electorate.
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NT News
The Advertiser
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
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Greta Thunberg is a true leader by every definition
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 25 September, 2019
The lyrics in the second verse of Changes by the late great David Bowie perfectly capture the events leading up to this week's UN Climate Conference.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Here is a global solution to the plastic waste crisis - and A$443 million to get it started
The Conversation
Wed 25 September, 2019
Since the mass production of plastic began, almost 6 billion tonnes of it - about 91 per cent - has remained in our air, land and water. Plastic production and use are embedded in the global economy - and in our natural environment. It takes so long to break down that every piece produced since its inception in 1856 still exists today, except the small share we’ve burned into poisonous gases.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Rio Tinto strikes deal with big Chinese customer to find ways to cut emissions
The Guardian
Wed 25 September, 2019
Mining giant Rio Tinto has struck a deal with its biggest Chinese iron ore customer, China Baowu Steel Group, to develop ways to reduce carbon emissions pumped into the atmosphere as part of the steelmaking process.
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Andrew Forrest launches US$300m war on plastic to tackle ocean pollution
The Guardian
Wed 25 September, 2019
Mining billionaire Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest is launching a business-driven initiative to try to tackle the hundreds of millions of tonnes of plastic waste produced every year around the globe.
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Climate scientists lost on extent of rising seas
The Australian
Wed 25 September, 2019
Major uncertainties still remain on how much melting ice, particularly in Antarctica, will lift sea ­levels over coming centuries.
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Brands asked to pay premium for using new plastic
The Guardian
Wed 25 September, 2019
An Australian billionaire is asking household brands to reduce plastic waste by paying a premium for virgin plastics, making recycled products cheaper in comparison.
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