We analysed what the world's top 58 airlines – such as American Airlines, British Airways and Qantas – are doing about climate change. Even the best airlines are not doing anywhere near enough.
Flygskam, or “flight shame,” has done little to counteract the effects of air travel.
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Carbon offsetting and new airplanes won't keep up with emissions from an ever-expanding aviation industry.
You may be surprised to learn that the F1’s biggest contributor to the carbon footprint is not the cars themselves.
F1 has promised a move to 'credible offsets and breakthrough C02 sequestration programs'. But there's a persistent lack of clear detail in the how, what and where.
Ice floe adrift in Vincennes Bay in the Australian Antarctic Territory. There are fears efforts to combat global warming will be undermined by double counting of carbon credits.
Nations are struggling to agree on how international carbon trading should work under the Paris accord. A weak result would undermine global efforts to fight climate change.
The El Segundo Chevron oil refinery, left, and the Bom Futuro National Forest, right.
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California's new plan to fight global climate change is innovative. But it raises tricky ethical questions with no easy answers.
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'Biodiversity offsetting' is a globally-significant conservation practice, but new research reveals offsets have mixed results.
A long way to go…
At best, planting trees won't be enough on its own to slow climate change. At worst, it's a dangerous distraction.
Organisations can use offsets as part of their emission reduction strategy.
Australia’s international reputation depends on rejecting the use of Kyoto carry-over. More importantly, so does our climate.
The world’s biggest thermosolar power complex is in Morocco.
Climate justice policies could potentially double as tools of colonialism that harm people outside the US.
Port of Long Beach, California.
Hundreds of US cities have pledged to meet the carbon reduction targets in the Paris climate accord. Now it's time for them to start showing results.
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Carbon offsets are a perfectly legitimate way to fight climate change (if they work).
Farmers are protesting changes to Queensland’s land use laws.
Queensland's new land-clearing laws are a huge missed opportunity.
Travel is getting cheaper, but more carbon-intensive.
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For the first time research has quantified the global carbon footprint of tourists. It's big – and getting bigger.
Every December Australia's air travel peaks, as we travel to family and friends (or flee on holiday). Many buy carbon offsets for these flights – but what do they actually do to our carbon emissions?
The Niger Delta, where the rights of humans have been violated in the pursuit of oil.
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Global indigenous and human rights movements that oppose the oil, coal and gas industries are charting a path for a fair and just transition to a low carbon energy future.
Would you pay an extra couple of dollars for the climate?
A carbon tax on airline tickets might sound like a tricky sell, but many airlines already collect a similar levy to raise funds for developing world health initiatives.
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The climate agreement is littered with references to a whole range of new and expanded market-based tools.
Is carbon offsetting little more than a bandaid on a much bigger climate problem?
The United Nations is promoting a website to measure, reduce and offset your personal carbon emissions. But will this fix climate change?
A carbon tax could help lighten the flow out of these stacks.
For most of the world’s large economies, the sharp decline in oil and energy prices is great news. Cheaper energy will help boost economic growth and is especially welcome for lower- and middle-income…
It should be possible to enjoy your holiday and give the planet a break.
Australians love to travel. About 9 million Australians travelled overseas last year, 60% of them on holiday. For most tourists, sustainable development and climate change were probably not high on their…