Issue date : Fri 13 December, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 49 Seconds
Number of items : 45
NSW to tap billions in federal aid to support 2030 emissions goal
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 13 December, 2019
The Berejiklian government will use federal cash worth billions to build new power transmission networks and electric vehicle recharging sites and undertake other carbon abatement as part of its plan to slash the state's emissions by over a third by 2030.
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How Australia's attempted carbon trickery is stoking India to pollute
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 13 December, 2019
In the closing backroom negotiations at the United Nations climate conference in Madrid this week, the full impact of Australia’s proposal to use accounting tricks to nullify its commitments to cut carbon emissions became abundantly clear. In response, India for the first time proposed using credits from old "clean development" projects under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol as a way to water down the targets it committed to under the Paris Agreement in 2015.
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Adjusting to climate risks is only prudent
The Australian
Fri 13 December, 2019
According to Kenneth Hayne, former High Court judge and commissioner of last year’s financial services royal commission, Australian company directors need to spend more time worrying about climate change.
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Legal action on climate is what we all want to avoid
The Australian Financial Review
Fri 13 December, 2019
Kenneth Hayne's comments were not 'lawfare' or even unusual, just an effort to confront a climate problem that is staring us in the face.
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Donald Trump mocked Greta Thunberg over Time's Person of the Year announcement — so the teen climate activist fired back
ABC News
Fri 13 December, 2019
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has taken aim at Donald Trump in a tongue-in-cheek jibe on social media, after the US President said her selection as Time's Person of the Year was "so ridiculous".
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Scott Morrison acknowledges smoke haze concerns as he stands by climate policies
ABC News
Thu 12 December, 2019
The Prime Minister has sought to reassure Australians he understands community concerns about bushfires and smoke haze as the Federal Government faces criticism for its climate policies.
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PM responds to pressure over NSW bushfires
News.com.au
Scott Morrison says climate change ‘contributed’ to bushfires
The Daily Telegraph
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The Gold Coast Bulletin
The PM has changed his tone, but don't expect a change in policy
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 12 December, 2019
The Prime Minister was caught out this week with his slow response to the raging debate over climate change at a time of catastrophic bushfire danger.
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Renewables can sustain industry, says Anthony Albanese
The Australian
Thu 12 December, 2019
Anthony Albanese declared heavy manufacturing could remain ­viable and expand on the back of renewable energy sources, as he talked up the future of industry in the central Queensland hubs of Gladstone and Bundaberg.
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Matt Kean shy on climate action to combat fires
The Australian
Thu 12 December, 2019
NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean has been unable to identify a single new initiative his department has introduced to combat the deleterious effect that climate change has had on bushfire management — despite blaming it for the devastating blazes ravaging the state this summer.
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Young US Republicans fight climate change
The Daily Telegraph
Thu 12 December, 2019
Conservative youth leaders in the US have launched a nationwide campaign to promote a carbon tax to combat global warming, defying the Republican Party and opposition to climate measures by President Donald Trump.
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Engineers ready to miss out on projects as they join the Declare movement
The Fifth Estate
Thu 12 December, 2019
Engineers have joined a growing movement to declare a climate emergency. But what does this mean in practice? According to early signatories such as Arup and Inhabit Group, it means a commitment to change the way engineers do business. It could also mean losing clients.
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Infigen says Lake Bonney battery now in full production
Reneweconomy
Thu 12 December, 2019
Infigen Energy says its Lake Bonney battery is now in full production, taking the number of grid-scale batteries in the state to three, and the total in the main grid to five.
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Taronga's 'frozen zoo' could help save the Great Barrier Reef
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 12 December, 2019
The world's largest collection of coral samples is being kept at Taronga's 'frozen zoo' in an attempt to save the Great Barrier Reef from climate-change induced disasters.
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Red Cross scrambles to address surging climate-related risks
Yahoo News
Thu 12 December, 2019
Before Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas in September, Red Cross officials there thought the island nation was well-prepared to weather the storm, with strong building codes, numerous shelters and pre-positioned aid.
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NSW Rural Fire Service map shows massive extent of bushfires
News.com.au
Thu 12 December, 2019
Everyone knows the bushfires have been huge but one map has vividly shown the devastation with blazes having burned through an area half the size of Tasmania.
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Why Holster cares about 10 plastic bottles
Ragtrader
Thu 12 December, 2019
Queensland-born footwear label Holster has taken the next step in its sustainability efforts, investing in using material made from ocean waste in its footwear.
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'There is no excuse': Parents and students demand climate action
The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu 12 December, 2019
Parents and students at primary schools across Sydney gathered outside school gates to demand stronger climate action from state and federal governments on Thursday morning.
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5 Ways You Can Christmas Shop Sustainably
Ten Daily
Thu 12 December, 2019
For most Aussies, the end of November and start of December are the best time of year to get their shop on.
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Record-breaking heatwave hits hard in the Top End
ABC News
Thu 12 December, 2019
The remote Kakadu town of Jabiru broke its December heat record four days in a row, as a heatwave continues to roll across the Top End.
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