Issue date : Mon 26 April, 2021
Estimated Reading Time : 05 Min 11 Seconds
Number of items : 61
‘Liver of the oceans’: Morrison banks on blue carbon for climate action
The Age
Mon 26 April, 2021
Capturing blue carbon greenhouse gases in mangroves, marshes and seagrasses is critical to fighting climate change, the federal government says, but experts warn while it’s a positive step a new $30 million fund won’t solve global warming.
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US takes tougher line on carbon border tax
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 26 April, 2021
Australian exporters face growing scrutiny and financial costs under a potential US border adjustment scheme that Joe Biden has threatened to put at the centre of his fight against climate change.
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Australian super funds to vote against company directors not tackling climate crisis
The Guardian
Mon 26 April, 2021
Big super funds have threatened to vote against company directors who do not make sure their businesses are committed to action on global heating that includes hitting net zero by 2050.
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The Australian Financial Review
Super giants to target directors on climate
The Age
‘We will take action’: Investors target ASX’s climate-laggard directors
The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
The Australian
Superannuation council serious about climate risk
NT News
The Advertiser
The Courier Mail
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
Directors liable for ‘greenwashing’ disclosures
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 26 April, 2021
Companies and their directors could be sued for “greenwashing” their commitments to achieve their net zero carbon pledges or emissions reductions targets, according to a legal opinion backed by some of Australia’s top business leaders.
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KitKat brand will be carbon neutral by 2025
Food & Beverage
Mon 26 April, 2021
KitKat, one of Australia’s most recognised chocolate brands, has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2025.
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Solar and sheep: Farmers say they want renewables to boost income, cut costs
Reneweconomy
Mon 26 April, 2021
Farmers are keen to send the message that the linkages between the agricultural and renewable energy sectors have the potential to be mutually beneficial for both, as the two industries are set to meet to share experiences and opportunities to work together.
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Rewilding isn’t just about the animals
Cosmos
Mon 26 April, 2021
As this year kicks off the “Decade on Ecosystem Restoration” to try and repair some of the damage caused by humans, scientists shine the spotlight on rewilding, a process of rebuilding ecosystems.
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Desert wanderers cash in on global scrap metal boom
ABC News
Mon 26 April, 2021
When Zahir Ghambarie was forced to flee his village, torn apart by the bloody internal conflict in Afghanistan, the thought of collecting rubbish in a land 9,500 kilometres away would have seemed idyllic.
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Government has 'no intention' of changing its 2030 target
Sky News Australia
Sun 25 April, 2021
The government has “no intention of changing its 2030 target of reducing emissions by 26 to 28 per cent from 2005 levels,” according to Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell.
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MPs want Parliament to charge ahead on electric cars
The Australian Financial Review
Sun 25 April, 2021
A cross-party delegation of federal MPs has called for electric vehicle charging infrastructure to be installed at Parliament House, as part of efforts in Canberra to spur the nation’s transition to low-emissions transport.
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Iowa farmers sceptical about climate change
Sky News Australia
Sun 25 April, 2021
The Biden administration this week led an international forum to encourage more ambitious climate reduction targets but the president's fighting his own battle on the home front to meet his goal of a 50 per cent reduction by 2030.
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APRA guides banks, insurers and super funds to consider climate change risks
ABC News
Sun 25 April, 2021
As business risks go, they don't come much bigger than climate change. This week, the banking regulator APRA issued draft guidance to the finance sector, warning of the "unprecedented" and "far-reaching" impact of climate risks to all parts of the financial system.
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Climate activists protest Lloyd’s with a tipper truck
Insurance Business
Fri 23 April, 2021
Twelve climate activists from Insurance Rebellion have used a tipper truck to dump a large pile of fake coal at Lloyd’s headquarters. Police have arrested two people dressed as builders after two metres cubed of black rubble was used to block the main entrance to 1 Lime Street, London.
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Climate is king in blue-ribbon Liberal electorate with a green heart
The Age
Sat 24 April, 2021
As Scott Morrison faced the world at US President Joe Biden’s online climate summit, it seemed front and centre of his pitch: the adage that all politics is local. But it’s more complicated than that in the Melbourne electorate of Higgins, a rusted-on Liberal seat that is also one of the city’s more progressive.
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“We were losing major parts of the system:” Zibelman’s push for smarter grids
Reneweconomy
Sat 24 April, 2021
At the second day of the ‘Leaders Climate Summit’ convened by President Joe Biden, the former CEO of the Australian Energy Market Operator Audrey Zibelman, announced that the United States and the United Kingdom will be joining the Global Power Systems Transformation Consortium (GPSTC).
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Australia joins Brazil, Mexico and Russia as global climate laggard
Reneweconomy
Sat 24 April, 2021
A new analysis conducted by Climate Action Tracker shows that the the raft of new climate commitments announced at the United States ‘Leaders Climate Summit’ event will reduce global emissions by between 2.6 and 3.7 gigatonnes of CO2-e, a 12 to 14% decrease on predicted levels.
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‘There are no jobs on a dead planet’, Sharan Burrow tells Biden’s summit
The Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 24 April, 2021
Sharan Burrow, the former Australian union leader who is now general secretary of International Confederation of Trade Unions, has told US President Joe Biden’s that, “there are no jobs on a dead planet” as she committed the union movement to supporting climate change action coupled with support for workers in industries affected by transition.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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EU calls May 25 summit on virus, climate and Russia
Yahoo News
Sat 24 April, 2021
European Union leaders will hold a face-to-face summit in Brussels on May 25 to discuss the coronavirus crisis, the battle against climate change and tensions with Russia, a spokesman said.
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International Business Times
NT News
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Geelong Advertiser
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
The Weekly Times
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California to ban new fracking from 2024
Yahoo News
Sat 24 April, 2021
California plans to stop issuing new fracking permits by 2024, Governor Gavin Newsom said Friday, as the state looks toward progressively halting fossil fuel extraction in the coming decades.
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Scott Morrison’s climate summit speech was littered with downright dodgy claims
The New Daily
Sat 24 April, 2021
I have sat through countless speeches on climate change from world leaders, both working for the government and outside it, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s rant at President Joe Biden’s climate summit last night was one of the worst performances I have ever seen.
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Biden’s climate summit is all about the green
The Australian
Sat 24 April, 2021
More than anything else, Joe Biden’s much-hyped virtual climate change summit has demonstrated the enduring currency of American exceptionalism and confirmed the power of money.
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Don’t make the poor pay for climate change
The Australian
Sat 24 April, 2021
To tackle climate change, rich nations are promising to end fossil fuel use in 29 years. As this becomes excruciatingly costly, the G7 is now thinking about making the world’s poor pay for it. That will go badly.
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China the elephant in climate change room
The Australian
Sat 24 April, 2021
China has zero intention of embracing the delusional insanity that has enveloped the western elites.
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Mouse plague spreads, farmers warned not to bet on winter ending outbreak
ABC News
Sat 24 April, 2021
Shocking vision emerged from the mouse plague in New South Wales this year and, while the threat has plateaued in some areas, numbers are reportedly on the rise in parts of Victoria, southern NSW, southern Queensland and into South Australia.
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Treads: the '70s shoe worn by surfies and sharpies is back
ABC News
Sat 24 April, 2021
Some of us look back on our teen fashion choices and hang our heads. Others, like Rose Lowe and her friend Pixie, spend years hunting down a pattern to recreate the "outlandish" shoe that carried them beyond the confines of childhood and into the world.
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Victoria puts out call for virtual power plants with rooftop solar and batteries
Reneweconomy
Fri 23 April, 2021
The Victoria Labor government is launching a new pilot program that will create “virtual power plants” that will bundle together the excess energy from the state’s growing amount of rooftop solar installations and household battery storage units.
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Scott Morrison is out of sync with the world on climate policy
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 23 April, 2021
The Biden administration’s virtual climate summit has focused attention on the need for more ambitious cuts to carbon emissions and also highlighted a fundamental difference that has opened up between Australia and the rest of the world on how to achieve them.
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The feds have ditched us on climate change, it’s time we ditch them too
The Sydney Morning Herald
Fri 23 April, 2021
Towards the end of last year, I attended a panel discussion on climate change in Sydney. It was a fairly unremarkable evening, except for one thing. There side-by-side on stage, wedged between a host of other panellists, sat the NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean and his Labor counterpart Adam Searle.
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Climate pledges put heat on exports
The Australian
Fri 23 April, 2021
A decision by Japan to nearly double its target for cutting carbon emissions by 2030 and China’s plan to start phasing down coal consumption by 2026 may pile pressure on two of Australia’s key commodity exports.
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The Advertiser
The Daily Telegraph
The Herald Sun
The Mercury
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Wind and solar could replace fossil fuels 100 times over, says new report
Reneweconomy
Fri 23 April, 2021
A new report released by climate and energy think tanks Carbon Tracker and Ember Climate shows that the technical potential of wind and solar to power the world is around 100 times greater than total electricity demand, with rapidly increasing economic and physical capacity to take advantage of sun and wind to fully remove fossil fuels from human society.
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Honda aiming for 100% electric vehicles by 2040
Yahoo News
Fri 23 April, 2021
Japanese car giant Honda said Friday it would aim to have electric and fuel cell vehicles account for 100 percent of all sales by 2040 to promote climate goals.
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