Issue date : Tue 2 February, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 09 Seconds
Number of items : 49
Ministers sharpen climate target language
7 News
Tue 2 February, 2021
Senior ministers are following Scott Morrison's lead in firming up their language around climate change targets.
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Morrison is offering more of the same: indefinite climate delay as time runs out
Reneweconomy
Tue 2 February, 2021
In the lead-up to Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s address to the National Press Club in Canberra on Monday, there were rumours flying that he was set to announce a target of net zero emissions by the year 2050. Unsurprisingly, Morrison did not announce this, but he did for the first time state that if this were to occur, that it would be nice:
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Climate change and Canberra’s fossilised ‘functional realities’
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 2 February, 2021
There was a telling moment bound up in an awkward pause during a parliamentary hearing on Friday into a climate change bill proposed by the independent MP Zali Steggall.
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Time for an Indigenous voice in conservation
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 2 February, 2021
The time for dancing around Australia’s significant environmental challenges is over. Graeme Samuel, in his review of the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act released on Thursday, didn’t mince words. Ineffective. Unacceptable. Continual decline. Piecemeal approach.
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Menindee Lakes: Site of massive fish-kill still being mismanaged
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 2 February, 2021
Almost 35 years ago, the Menindee Lakes in far western NSW was the scene of one of the most extraordinary wildlife spectacles of modern times.
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Time to tackle taboos on emissions
The Australian
Tue 2 February, 2021
Steel and concrete production are big emitters, so why not use more timber instead? We also have to talk about nuclear power.
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Taking care of business: the private sector is waking up to nature’s value
The Conversation
Tue 2 February, 2021
For many businesses, climate change is an existential threat. Extreme weather can disrupt operations and supply chains, spelling disaster for both small vendors and global corporations. It also leaves investment firms dangerously exposed.
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Soaring bushfire insurance premiums impede fire mitigation work
Insurance Business
Tue 2 February, 2021
Indigenous ranger groups in north-west Australia might be forced to stop their bushfire mitigation work at the end of June because they cannot afford the soaring fire insurance premiums in the region.
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Gina Rinehart’s iron ore mine to build 30MW solar farm to cut emissions
Reneweconomy
Tue 2 February, 2021
Gina Rinehart – Australia’s richest woman and a financial supporter of one of the country’s most fiercest critics of climate and renewables policy – is to have a 30MW solar farm constructed at her main iron ore mining operations to help it cut emissions.
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Why e-bikes can succeed where earlier bike-share schemes failed
The Conversation
Tue 2 February, 2021
Shared mobility devices such as bicycles and electric scooters have experienced significant growth across the globe and Australia is no exception. In cities with such offerings, users are able to get around in more convenient and flexible ways.
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Millennials are changing the prestige real estate market
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 2 February, 2021
‘If a home is environmentally conscious and has a Tesla charger installed in the garage, those homes are generating a premium,’ says one marketer.
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Human activity forces animals to move further to survive, study finds
The Guardian
Tue 2 February, 2021
Human activity is fundamentally altering the distances the world’s animals need to move to live, hunt and forage, according to a study that examined the impact on more than 160 species across six continents.
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Snakey sine waves
Cosmos
Tue 2 February, 2021
Physicists have long studied the unique movement of snakes, and now they have proof that there’s more to snakeskin than meets the eye.
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Morrison eyeing more ambitious climate target of net zero by 2050
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 1 February, 2021
A more ambitious climate change target will be part of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s agenda for the year ahead after he expressed his hope to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, a goal that divides government MPs.
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China launches carbon emissions trading scheme
Yahoo News
Mon 1 February, 2021
China launched a carbon trading system Monday designed to drive down emissions, as the world's biggest polluter takes steps towards decarbonising its economy by 2060.
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NZ getting off gas in new climate plans
The West Australian
Mon 1 February, 2021
A climate schism has opened between Australia and New Zealand, two highly polluting countries walking different paths to eradicate carbon emissions.
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Climate risk reporting on the agenda
In the Black
Mon 1 February, 2021
The landscape of corporate reporting is entering a period of re-imagining, starting with the all-important step of increased focus on climate risk reporting.
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Super fund ESG targets lack clarity: ACCR
Financial Standard
Mon 1 February, 2021
Superannuation funds need to set clear, transparent emissions reduction targets for their investment portfolios that are based on metrics that can be compared across the industry, according to recommendations from the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR).
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Kearney Group launches responsible managed portfolios
Financial Standard
Mon 1 February, 2021
Kearney Group has announced the launch of a suite of responsibly managed investment portfolios targeting socially conscious and sustainability-minded investors.
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You can’t talk about disaster risk reduction without talking about inequality
The Conversation
Mon 1 February, 2021
The human and environmental cost of climate change is all around us, and on the rise. The UN reports about 90% of all disasters are weather-related, and that weather and climate are major drivers of disaster risk. So it’s more important than ever to examine who is bearing the brunt of this change.
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Now and then: Iceland's vanishing glaciers
Yahoo News
Mon 1 February, 2021
Iceland's Skaftafellsjokull is a spur from the nation's Vatnajokull ice cap, which is Europe's largest glacier.
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