Was Labor’s shadow environment minister, Mark Butler, right to say Australia was ‘pretty much’ the only major advanced economies where greenhouse pollution levels are going up?
Labor's shadow environment minister, Mark Butler, said Australia is now "pretty much the only major advanced economy where pollution levels are going up, not coming down." Is that right?
Labor has released a six point climate plan, which features a proposed phased emissions trading scheme.
Labor has said it would introduce an emissions trading scheme for large emitters. PolicyCheck unpacks the detail and provenance of this proposed plan.
Green government, cheaper business.
There are gains to be made from going green.
Ministers considering new coal mines need to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.
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The granting of a mining lease to the Carmichael coal project, despite the huge potential greenhouse emissions, shows that ministers need to consider the wider consequences of their approvals.
Is the sun setting on coal investments?
Energy companies are realising that, in light of the Paris climate deal, the economics are starting to line up in favour of climate action, not against it.
Renewable energy is at the more expensive end of the emissions cost curve, but is a vital piece of the bigger picture.
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Australia's greenhouse emissions are once again rising, after a decade of consistent declines. But the right policies are already in place to turn things around - they just need to be ramped up.
Looking for relief: Southern California Gas Company and outside experts work on a relief well at the Aliso Canyon designed to stop the ongoing natural gas leak.
The Aliso Canyon methane leak in California is bad, but it's only a small portion of the methane leaked from the natural gas industry's sprawling pipeline and storage infrastructure.
If shipping and aviation don't rein in their emissions it could seriously jeopardise our goal of preventing more than 2℃ of warming.
There's a huge gap between what India claims it can do, and what it's actually doing to bring down emissions.
Ros Kelly was the first in a long line of federal ministers to address themselves to the question of Australia’s emissions target.
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When Australia's government first pledged to set an emission-reduction target, Jon Bon Jovi was riding high in the charts. The progress made in the 25 years since has hardly been a blaze of glory.
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce, speaking on Q&A.
Agriculture Minister, Barnaby Joyce, told Q&A that China will increase its carbon emissions 150% between 2005 and 2030. Is that correct?
Global scrutiny has pummelled VW shares.
The market reaction to the VW emissions scandal is just like that of a jilted lover.
Hold your breath.
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The poor air quality at major sporting events can have a damaging affect on athletes' performance and health.
Businesses that emit large amounts of greenhouse gases will have their emissions capped.
Australia's new cap on emissions includes aspects of a "baseline and credit" emissions trading scheme. That's cheaper for businesses, but means more regulation.
Falling renewable costs could make action on climate change cheaper.
Debate is continuing around Australia's 2030 climate target and how much it will cost Australia's economy.
Environment minister Greg Hunt and Prime Minister Tony Abbott announce Australia’s 2030 climate target.
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Australia’s new emissions target is not “squarely in the middle of comparable economies". Towards the bottom of the pack of comparable countries, on key indicators. But Australia is coming to the party, and that counts for a lot.
Environment Minister Greg Hunt, Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop at the announcement of Australia’s 2030 climate target.
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Australia will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2030. Experts respond.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has suggested Australia has been true to its emissions reduction commitments but that other countries have not.
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Prime Minister Tony Abbott has described other countries' emissions reduction targets as "airy-fairy promises that never come to anything." How does that statement stack up against the evidence?
Cutting emissions will limit health damages and bring about important health improvements.
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Tackling climate change is the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century, a team of 60 international experts today declared in a special report for the medical journal The Lancet.
Conditions in Belize are affected by emissions thousands of miles away.
Air pollution pumped out by factories and power plants in Europe and North America has led to drier spells in the tropics, thousands of miles to the south. Scientists had long suspected this was the case…