Developing countries are calling for more funding and for changes at the World Bank.
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The biggest issues at COP27 involve financing for low-income countries hit hard by climate change. A former World Bank official describes some promising signs she’s starting to see.
Constructing and running buildings accounts for roughly a third of global energy use and emissions. So it’s alarming that a report to COP27 shows the sector is veering off course for net zero by 2050.
The global carbon offsets market is set to continue growing, but scientists and environmentalists remain sceptical.
Carbon offsetting is often met with scepticism, but a new report suggests that if correctly designed it can be an important part of the net zero transition.
Members of the public devised a raft of measures to make homes greener.
Despite once holding promise, the UK’s climate compatibility checkpoint has become a formality.
A sheltered cycling lane in Cambridge, England.
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A new report suggests the government has less to fear from promoting sustainable lifestyles than it expects.
A miner silhouetted as he works in the Stan Terg mine in northern Kosovo.
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Our prospects of a better, fairer future are inextricably linked with the minerals and metals beneath our feet. Is it time to make peace with the industry that extracts them?
The environmental cost of childbearing is central to climate ethics debates.
Much of the debate regarding the environmental cost of childbearing is underpinned by one influential study. Given the global commitment to net zero, should this be revisited?
The Danish capital reneged on its net zero target after an incinerator failed to secure state aid.
Force oil and gas companies to dispose of a tonne of CO₂ for every one they emit.
Engineered wood is a sustainable alternative to cement and steel in construction.
The government is now assured it will secure its legislation to enshrine its 43% 2030 emissions reduction target, after Greens leader Adam Bandt pledged his party would support it in both houses.
Michelle Grattan speaks to the Grattan Institute's Tony Wood about the factors that have lead to the crisis, previous governments' failure to plan for transition to renewable sources and the way out.
The New Zealand government has set the goal of net zero by 2050 but to get there, New Zealanders will need to let go of our big cars and embrace smaller options.
It wouldn’t be a modern Australian election campaign without the words “carbon tax” being thrown around.So lets clear a few things up.
University of Canberra Professional Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Associate Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics
“The world has moved past Matt Canavan,” David Littleproud declared on Wednesday, tossing his colleague and former resources minister firmly under the bus as the “climate wars” exploded within the Coalition
Behind the government’s net zero bluster there has been little progress in decarbonising the UK.
Plan to cut emissions quickly, use offsets sparingly and set broader goals for improving society.
Boundary Dam power station in Saskatchewan, Canada, claims to be the world’s first coal plant with incorporated carbon capture and storage.
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Soaking up and storing CO₂ is not just a question of technology.