Building enough solar panels will be much easier if energy efficiency policy is ramped up at the same time.
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There's a wider trend towards linking the energy and climate portfolios, and not before time – the race is on towards a low-carbon economy, and joined-up policy gets faster results.
A year after Pope Francis called for action to protect the environment, Australian Catholic groups have announced plans to divest from fossil fuels.
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A year ago Pope Francis called for better protection for the environment. Now Catholic institutions look poised for widespread divestment from fossil fuels.
Moroccan Environment Minister Hakima El Haite at the Noor solar plant, one of the biggest in the world.
Climate change stands to hit Africa the hardest. That's why green industrialisation is critical to help keep the continent's greenhouse gas emissions low.
Green progress? The ANU needs to dig deeper on divestment.
The Paris climate deal has supposedly sent a signal to the wider world that now is the time to pull out of fossil fuel investments. Universities can set the pace – but they need to do more.
The EVA Lanxmeer development in the Netherlands provides a model for how to incorporate green infrastructure in all aspects of the planning process.
Green infrastructure can be delivered relatively easily using existing planning processes. The main obstacle could be psychological: planners are wary of disruption to embedded practices.
Coal mines are increasingly incompatible with the world’s carbon budget.
The Paris climate agreement doesn't specifically address cutting down on coal, but the tide is turning against coal mining anyway.
Bank of England chief Mark Carney has swung the financial world’s focus firmly onto climate.
“Investors are running ahead of governments.” This is arguably the most striking and encouraging statement heard so far at the Paris climate conference. It was made in a remarkable speech at a forum on…