Issue date : Tue 17 December, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 44 Seconds
Number of items : 44
'Hugely disappointed' emergency chiefs to hold bushfire summit with or without PM
The Guardian
Tue 17 December, 2019
Frustrated by government ‘denial’, Emergency Leaders for Climate Action ready to go it alone on bushfire crisis summit
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Has the Emissions Reduction Fund’s well of cheap abatement dried up?
Reneweconomy
Tue 17 December, 2019
A new report from the Clean Energy Regulator has shed new light into the emerging market for carbon abatement in Australia, as market insiders warn that the Morrison government will need to paying much more for future emissions reductions.
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Big polluters blamed for climate talk fail
7 News
Tue 17 December, 2019
Chile has defended itself against criticism it was too weak in presiding over international climate change negotiations, saying it did all it could but that four big polluting countries got in the way.
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The Canberra Times
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Yahoo News
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Come with me to the mega-blaze, Scott Morrison, and see what we're up against
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 17 December, 2019
On Sunday, volunteers from my own Rural Fire Service brigade faced off against 70 metre flames in the Blue Mountains. Properties were consumed by fire but thankfully no life was lost. This mega-blaze at Gospers Mountain, where I have spent several 16-hour shifts, has been raging for weeks and burned more than 380,000 hectares. There are 117 bushfires blazing in NSW alone and we face extreme heat by the end of the week.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Goldman Sachs pledges $1.1 trillion to environmental causes by 2030
The Age
Tue 17 December, 2019
Goldman Sachs said on Monday it will provide $US750 billion ($1.1 trillion) in financing, advisory services and investments for initiatives that fight climate change, as well as those that foster economic opportunities for under-served people over the next decade.
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The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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NRF advises Sydney on 100% carbon neutral energy deal
Australasian Lawyer
Tue 17 December, 2019
Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) was City of Sydney’s legal adviser on procuring the largest standalone renewable energy transaction entered into by any Australian council to date.
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Major manufacturers commit to reducing carbon emissions
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Tue 17 December, 2019
Rail manufacturer Alstom is the first manufacturer in its sector to commit to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) on the sidelines of the COP25 meeting of climate and environment ministers.
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Bird migratory patterns changing with the climate
Cosmos
Tue 17 December, 2019
A study tracking hundreds of bird species across the US over more than two decades has found they are altering their migration patterns in response to the changing climate, which is shifting timing of peak abundance for seeds, fruit and insects.
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Zero-carbon aquaculture — is it possible?
Food Processing
Tue 17 December, 2019
A collaboration led by Victoria University of Wellington received $13 million of funding in October to help New Zealand transition to a zero-carbon society by applying data science to the aquaculture industry.
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Favourites of 2019: Ross Garnaut on climate
The Interpreter
Tue 17 December, 2019
Escaping the gloomy view, a positive look at the opportunities for renewable power might just match the public mood.
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Family, not climate, top of mind for tweens
The Australian
Tue 17 December, 2019
Family issues weigh more heavily on the minds of Australians aged between 10 and 13 than big global concerns such as the environment, a new study shows.
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COP25 talks labelled “lost opportunity”, as Australia burns its international reputation
Reneweconomy
Mon 16 December, 2019
Global leaders have slammed the poor result from the latest round of UN climate talks that concluded on the weekend, lamenting the “lost opportunity” to ramp up action on climate change as a handful of countries, including Australia, sought to undermine the talks.
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The UK election: what this means for climate change
The Fifth Estate
Mon 16 December, 2019
It was billed as the climate change election, but in the end, it was nothing like. The landslide victory for the Conservatives in the UK – welcomed by Australian prime minister Scott Morrison who tweeted he was “looking forward to the stability this brings and a new deal for Oz with the UK” – gives them the greatest majority since the days of Margaret Thatcher.
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Industry funds to thwart climate proposal at bank AGMs
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 16 December, 2019
Industry fund advisers are poised to spoil a series of special resolutions demanding more action on climate change being moved by environmentalist group Market Forces at the ANZ and NAB annual general meetings this week.
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Liberty Mutual reveals new coal policy, appoints sustainability head
Insurance Business
Mon 16 December, 2019
Liberty Mutual Insurance has announced the appointment of Francis Hyatt to the newly created role of chief sustainability officer. Hyatt will lead the company’s Office of Sustainability and focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
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Renewables 'a $13b boon for economy by 2040'
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 16 December, 2019
Investing in renewable energy projects and upgrading the national power grid to better cope with wind, solar and hydro electricity transmission would add $13 billion over two decades to Australia's gross domestic product.
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Smoke signals from the climate emergency
The Fifth Estate
Mon 16 December, 2019
The smoke alarms going off across Sydney last week are a symptom of a much larger malaise: our communities and buildings are not prepared for the climate emergency. From HVAC systems and building quality through to workplace health and resourcing for organisations and workers on the frontlines of the drought and the fires, urgent action is needed to improve resilience.
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Australia fires: up to 20 buildings feared lost near Sydney as extreme heat forecast
The Guardian
Mon 16 December, 2019
Number of properties burnt set to rise as New South Wales and other states prepare for heatwave
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Why private residential water recycling has stalled in Sydney
The Fifth Estate
Mon 16 December, 2019
The NSW government has flagged it’s looking into recycling water to cope with the drought and Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore is likewise committed to water recycling. But according to some critics, the statutory pricing structure around recycling is shutting out innovation. Sydney Water argues it needs to maintain commercial viability to meets its requirements to supply low cost water for all. Who’s right?
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You asked, we answered: Your recycling queries explained
The Age
Mon 16 December, 2019
How well do you know the rules around recycling? The Age ran an Instagram story earlier this year to ask that exact question. And – as is normally the case when it comes to recycling – it prompted more questions.
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Not sure what can and can't be recycled? Here's how it works
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 16 December, 2019
Recycling is a complicated business, which is why many of us end up "wish cycling". How does recycling work in Sydney? Do you leave lids on or off? And does it go to landfill anyway?
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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