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Chris Bowen, Minister for Climate Change and Energy, next week heads to COP28 in Dubai, leading the Australian delegation. He joins the podcast to talk about the meeting, which he hopes will be easier than last year's was.
Managing methane from belching cattle is a top innovation priority.
Food systems are increasingly disrupted by climate disasters, while also being a major contributor to climate change. World leaders at COP28 are vowing to do something about it.
Queensland Premier Annastacis Paluszczuk opens Australia’s first Hydrogen Centre of Excellence in 2022.
December 3, 2023
Getting to Zero
Australian governments have invested a lot of hope in hydrogen to help drive the net zero transition, but concrete policies are urgently needed or we will lose our hydrogen advantage to other nations.
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Through the Loss and Damage Fund, developed states and major emitters will compensate developing countries experiencing the most devastating effects of climate change. The fund is now operational.
Many ‘green’ claims on social media ads are claims only. We need legislation to ensure green terms are clearly defined and based on the truth.
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We argue for an orderly transition from ‘timber mining’ to managed forestry in the tropics. Here’s a five-step plan to improve forest fates, with benefits for the climate, biodiversity and people.
A 2023 rally against a proposed wind farm off the Wollongong coast.
November 29, 2023
Getting to Zero
Australia’s clean energy transition cannot succeed unless the government opens debate and decision-making to many more voices.
Nations struggle if the health of their population fails. But good health is seriously threatened by climate change. So putting health at the centre of climate action makes sense.
New emissions projections bode well for Australia’s climate efforts – but our fossil fuel exports continue apace.
Steel factories, like this one in China, are major sources of greenhouse gas emissions.
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Industry is a leading climate polluter: Our road map shows what’s needed to cut industrial emissions in fast-growing countries.
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The Climate statement, prepared by departmental officials, will be released by the Minister for Climate and Energy Chris Bowen on Thursday with updated security warnings.
Researchers used ‘citizen science’ birdwatching data to rank Australian species. Among the most elusive birds were ‘hide and seek’ champions and a few possibly headed for extinction.
In what’s likely to be the hottest year on record, nations are gathering to try and hash out faster action on climate change. Here are the three main issues facing negotiators.
Carbon credits must be scrutinised – and none more so than credits for taking grazing animals off arid rangelands.
UAE state oil company CEO and COP28 president, Sultan Al Jaber.
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UAE will preside over talks to limit climate change – despite revelations it plans oil deals.
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With the support of the Greens, there’s a chance the ‘Restoring Our Rivers’ Bill will pass. Will it be enough to put the Murray-Darling Basin Plan back on track?
To protect nearly a third of Australia by decade’s end will mean expanding our national parks, Indigenous Protected Areas and protection across private land.
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Using a ‘grid of grids’ network, New Zealand’s growing electric vehicle fleet could contribute to national energy resiliency, feeding electricity back into the system during peak demand.
One set of ideas runs counter to the mainstream consensus that technology will save us from climate change. Can degrowth ever win enough converts to persuade humanity to change course?
A Burrunan dolphin.
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Researchers are finding alarming concentrations of persistent pollutants such as PFAS in Australian dolphins. These record-breaking levels are cause for concern.