Yes, Australia’s greenhouse emissions are a small part of the global total. But we’re a rich, emissions-intensive country that could and should be setting a much better example to the world.
If the right changes are made today, Australia’s living standards could be up to 36% higher in 2060. This translates into a 90% increase in average wages (in adjusted, real terms) from today.
A scientist explains how global warming is affecting the entire world – from the mountains, to the sea.
Electricity consumption will grow as more people switch to electric cars – but this could drive up emissions, unless power is sourced from renewables.
China is rapidly greening its economy, but that doesn’t mean authoritarian governments are best placed to handle climate change.
Removing human-related methane from the atmosphere could reduce global warming by 15%.
The debate about the transition away from fossil fuels has focused on costs, but right here in Australia we have examples of the benefits of sustainable new energy sources for our cities.
To hit emissions targets, Wales will need to drastically reassess how 90% of its landscape is used.
Labor’s policies have to get a lot more ambitious if they want to see real reductions in emissions.
Electric motors are used in everything from utes to mining trucks – because they pack plenty of oomph.
The transport sector is the fastest growing contributor of greenhouse gases. Electric vehicles are a cost-effective solution.
Find out what the Ultra Low Emission Zone is, how it works and what Londoners make of the new measures.
Rather than mourn the end of a seven-year reign as ‘world’s most liveable city’, Melbourne could raise its sights to become more liveable, healthy and sustainable for all who live in the city.
After repeated bleaching in 2016 and 2017 corals on the Great Barrier Reef are producing far fewer offspring.
Labor’s ambitious plans to reduce transport emissions will be dead in the water without regulatory CO2 emission standards and real financial and non-financial incentives for buyers.
By investing in solar panels and going electric for your motoring and heating, you can directly offset your greenhouse emissions. And in the long run, the upfront costs will repay themselves.
These efforts should include trying to turn around the United States’ decision to leave the Paris agreement, Sharma told the Coalition for Conservation on Tuesday night.
Air conditioning changed both building design and people’s active management of home temperatures. A return to houses designed for our climate can keep us comfortable and cut energy use and emissions.
Other industries plan for the future, but the tourism industry is acting as if responses to climate change will leave it untouched.
For the second year in a row global greenhouse emissions from fossil fuels have risen, putting 2018 on course to set a new record, according to an annual audit from the Global Carbon Project.