An NGO representative stands in front of a replica of the Eiffel Tower at the Paris climate change conference in December 2015.
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We are on track to reach 1.5°C of global warming within 16 years according to new data.
Hydrogen fuel is just one opportunity for Australia in a clean-energy future.
The latest UN climate report makes it clear that the task of limiting climate change is urgent and huge. We must start to transform our economy today, but it will bring rewards as well as challenges.
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Limiting global warming to 1.5C is a tough challenge but still within reach, according to a landmark report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change commissioned after the 2015 Paris summit.
Other countries have carbon budgets. Why not Canada?
Canada has made strides, but we're still far from being a climate leader. Budgeting our emissions would help bring us to the front of the pack.
Tesla is installing one of the world’s largest solar arrays at its Gigafactory 1 in Nevada.
Will the renewable energy transition end up creating yet more greenhouse emissions, as we ramp up the manufacture of wind turbines and solar cells? Not if their manufacture is itself powered by renewables.
The window for staving off the worst of climate change is wider than we thought, but still pretty narrow.
It's still possible to hit the more ambitious of the two Paris global warming goals, according to a new estimate of the global carbon budget. But it sure won't be easy, and we need to start now.
Many banks are worried that coal investments could be left stranded on their asset books.
A new Climate Council report points out that the Paris Agreement's carbon budget leaves no room for the development of massive new coal reserves such as the proposed Carmichael mine.
The Climate Change Authority’s latest report has divided its membership.
Two members of the Climate Change Authority offer an alternative view on its latest report, arguing that the recommendations are not in line with Australia's international climate obligations.
Half a degree could make all the difference for the Great Barrier Reef.
A new report published by the Climate Institute says Australia could avoid lengthy heatwaves and help save the Great Barrier Reef by meeting the Paris Agreement's 1.5C global warming goal.
The UK is letting itself go over budget.
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British people will still be able to emit 60% more than their fair share.
Major emitters of fossil fuels in South Africa are opposed to a carbon tax.
The general response to carbon tax is not a positive one, but it may be something South Africa will need to accept.
Never mind, we’ve paid some Indians to be green on our behalf.
Should solving global warming be left to market forces or not? Our politicians can't make up their minds.
Every tonne of coal burnt is a tonne off the carbon budget to keep warming below 2C.
If we're going to limit global warming to less than 2C, Australia will need to keep more than 90% of its coal reserves in the ground.
World greenhouse emissions reached a new record in 2013 and will be even higher in 2014, driven largely by the continued use of fossil fuels such as coal.
As heads of state gather in New York for tomorrow’s United Nations climate summit, a new report on the state of the world’s carbon budget tells them that greenhouse emissions hit a new record last year…
Economic growth is incompatible with the rapid emissions reductions that are now necessary.
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A newly released report called Better Growth, Better Climate draws the seductive conclusion that “we can create lasting economic growth while also tackling the immense risks of climate change”. But while…
Global carbon emissions, by country - climate legislation helps.
Approved with overwhelming support from all political parties, the Climate Change Act came into force in 2008 and was hailed as a ground-breaking piece of legislation that would guide Britain’s transition…
What percentage of the world’s fossil fuel do we have the right to burn?
Now that the federal budget is out of the way, it’s time to look at another budget soon to be massively in deficit – Australia’s greenhouse emissions budget. Last week, atmospheric concentrations of carbon…