Ad hoc, lot-by-lot efforts to house more people in our ageing suburbs are failing to increase liveability and sustainability. Our cities need strategic, precinct-scale regeneration.
Failure to make the most of Britain’s abundant renewables will mean a costly and unreliable energy supply.
The new EU rules on sustainable finance defeat their own objective.
Plan to cut emissions quickly, use offsets sparingly and set broader goals for improving society.
Soaking up and storing CO₂ is not just a question of technology.
We must take significant and rapid action now, to ensure cities play their part in limiting dangerous global warming and withstand the climate challenges ahead.
One-tenth of global emissions result from the production and supply of building materials – and the construction process itself.
Electric vehicle sales are booming and coal power is dwindling, but structural obstacles to net zero remain.
Reach net zero requires policies spanning energy, industry, transport, agriculture, land use, even trade. Climate change is a whole-of-government issue. It’s every minister’s problem.
Word from The Hill: Scott Morrison’s (thin) climate plan for Glasgow.
Michelle Grattan discusses politics with politics + society editor, Amanda Dunn
Saudi Arabia and soon Australia are making net zero pledges, but they have no plans to wind down fossil fuel output soon.
Electricity should be a main focus, but big improvements are also needed in transport, industry, agriculture and buildings.
Some Nationals want agriculture carved out of any net-zero target. Cutting emissions from farms won’t be easy, but it’s essential.
A new report says sometimes the best decision to reduce emissions is to invest in new technology before it’s fully proven. Government will have to share the risks.
Secondary forests are growing on deforested land in the Amazon – but not enough to offset emissions from logging.
A plan for humanity’s surviving and thriving through our planetary crisis.
Hydrogen could replace fossil fuels, but it’s only as clean as the techniques used to produce it. Almost all production comes from high-carbon sources, but new investments could change that.
On Monday Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will produce projections stretching out 40 years, well beyond 2050 when the government says it wants to cut net carbon emissions to zero
In reaching a policy for net zero by 2050, Scott Morrison will face conflicting internal and external pressures.
Countries that industrialised early will still have a massive ‘carbon debt’ to repay.