Tag: Climate Crisis

Australia politics live news: government faces net zero ‘plan’ fallout; Covid vaccine booster shots approved; overseas travel for fully vaccinated

Question time tackles climate policy as PM faces mounting criticism over roadmap for reducing emissions by 2050; vaccine booster program to begin from 8 November; 16 Covid deaths in Victoria and NSW; international travel exemption scrapped for vaccinated Australians; national child abuse prevention strategy announced. Follow all the day’s news Australian Open: no exemptions for […]

Australia news live update: Morrison unveils details of 2050 net zero plan; SA to reopen border to vaccinated visitors

Prime minister gives press conference on Australia’s commitments to climate action; Anthony Albanese says government has ‘net zero modelling, net zero legislation and net zero unity’ on climate; South Australia to open to double vaccinated visitors from 23 November; Victoria confirms four Covid deaths overnight, NSW one death – follow all the day’s news Victoria […]

Tories received £1.3m from fossil fuel interests and climate sceptics since 2019

Gifts and donations were from oil companies, airports, petrostates and climate-sceptic thinktanks The Conservative party and its MPs have registered £1.3m in gifts and donations from climate sceptics and fossil fuel interests since the 2019 general election, an investigation by the Guardian can reveal. Oil companies, petrostates, airports and businesses linked with Russian energy tycoons […]

‘World conflict and chaos’ could be the result of a summit failure

Top climate official issues strong warning on effect of unchecked greenhouse gases ahead of summit Global security and stability could break down, with migration crises and food shortages bringing conflict and chaos, if countries fail to tackle greenhouse gas emissions, the UN’s top climate official has warned ahead of the Cop26 climate summit. Patricia Espinosa, […]

Former PMs apologise to Pacific leaders for Australia’s apathy on climate crisis

Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull lash out at Morrison government’s ‘cynical indifference’ and assure Pacific leaders ‘a majority’ of Australians ‘are in your corner’ Former Australian prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull, and former foreign affairs minister Bob Carr, have accused the Morrison government of “cynical indifference” and “empty rhetoric” when it comes to […]

NS&I green saving bonds go on sale with fixed 0.65% interest rate

Treasury hails scheme ahead of Cop26 summit, but personal finance experts say better investments are available A “world first” green savings bond from National Savings and Investments (NS&I) goes on sale today, giving people the chance to back the government’s environmental projects and join the fight against climate breakdown. But at 0.65% fixed for three […]

Mark Drakeford says devolving crown estate would help Wales with net zero aim

First minister believes seabed rights would allow the country to make best use of its wind and wave power The Welsh first minister, Mark Drakeford, has said that devolving the crown estate to Wales could boost the country’s aspirations to become a world leader in renewable energy. One of the Labour-led government’s key strategies in […]

Planned fossil fuel output ‘vastly exceeds’ climate limits, says UN

Despite pledges of action from many nations, almost none have policies to wind down production, report says Fossil fuel production planned by the world’s governments “vastly exceeds” the limit needed to keep the rise in global heating to 1.5C and avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis, a UN report has found. Despite increasing […]

‘Utterly his own right’ for Scott Morrison to commit to net zero, Barnaby Joyce says

Liberals and Nationals increasingly confident the Coalition is moving towards agreement on climate pivot Follow our live blog for the latest updates Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Barnaby Joyce has acknowledged that Scott Morrison can commit Australia to a new net zero target without the endorsement of the Nationals’ party […]

Australian politics live: Qld announces reopening plan; Victoria records 1,903 Covid cases, NSW 265; Berejiklian Icac hearings begin

Queensland announces reopening plan; Liberals hear climate plan; Victoria and NSW release Covid numbers; Tasmania snap lockdown to end tonight; Icac hearings begin into Gladys Berejiklian; Barnaby Joyce ‘hopes’ climate won’t split the Coalition. Question time begins in Canberra. Follow the latest updates live Nationals fail to reach agreement on 2050 emissions reductions Australia could […]