As Scott Morrison gradually pivots his climate policy towards embracing a target of net zero emissions by 2050, he is seeking to distinguish the government from “inner city” types and political opponents who've been marching down that road for a long time.
Two people walk their bicycles along a flooded street on the waterfront of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as Hurricane Irma passes through on Sept. 10, 2017.
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Economic recovery and carbon neutrality are linked. Both depend on the ocean's ability to continue to regulate climate.
Zero emission? Carbon neutral? Carbon negative? What does it mean to achieve 'net-zero' emissions?
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Because pledges alone won't achieve net zero.
It remains to be seen whether China's climate promise is genuine. But it puts pressure on many other nations – not least Australia – to follow.
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'Carbon sinks' like forests and the soil have already been factored into the carbon budget – they should not be double-counted.
Households shouldn't have to do all the heavy lifting in the renewables transition. A new solar farm shows organisations and businesses how it's done.
Energy efficiency and electrification should lead the effort to decarbonise society, not hydrogen.
Artist rendition of the National Western Center, a net-zero campus under construction in Denver to house multiple activities.
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Net zero energy buildings produce at least as much energy as they use. Designing whole net zero campuses and communities takes the energy and climate benefits to a higher level.
The Groningen gas field in the Netherlands was discovered in 1959, and is the largest natural gas field in Europe.
The case for carbon pricing is not as ironclad as the case for climate action.
Britain's electricity supply is getting greener but the burning question remains over how to decarbonise heating.
How green will he really be?
After his landslide victory, Boris Johnson declared his ambition to make his country 'the cleanest, greenest on Earth'. Here's what he needs to do to prove it.
Wales is one small country with big carbon targets but that still needs the policies to deliver them.
Huge crowds marched last week to demand progress towards net zero emissions – and companies are listening.
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Some of Australia's biggest property companies are making ambitious emissions-reduction pledges – but how well are they really doing?
Labour's next manifesto could be defined by a radical proposal for tackling climate change.
A view of the opening video played at the start of the UN’s 2019 Climate Action Summit.
Guterres wanted world leaders to tackle subsidies for fossil fuels, implement taxes on carbon, and end new coal power beyond 2020. None of this happened.
Ratcliffe-on-Soar, one of 7 UK coal-fired power plants still in service.
At current rates of reduction, the UK's fair carbon budget will be spent in just four years' time.
Our consumption is not without impacts.
Putting all of our eggs in the net zero basket is merely kicking the can down the road.
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The Committee on Climate Change criticises slow progress, but has little to say about how to reconfigure government to make climate action a priority.
The greening of university spaces, as demonstrated by the University of Warsaw’s library, can also help universities lower emissions.
Academic research has awakened society to the scale of the climate emergency – now universities must lead the way on the solution.