Tag: Cop26: Glasgow climate change conference 2021

Australia must increase 2030 emissions target to help avoid ‘catastrophic’ heating, Samoan PM says

Fiame Naomi Mata’afa says Australia needs to come ‘come back to climate financing table’ at Cop26 Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Australia needs to increase the ambition of its 2030 emissions reduction target and “come back to the climate financing table” at the looming Cop26 talks in Glasgow, according to […]

Scott Morrison says he wants to explain emissions plan to Australians before ‘people overseas’

PM implies he won’t attend Glasgow climate summit, saying people in the Hunter, Queensland and Victoria’s west are his first responsibility – after he’s met with the Nationals Should Morrison go to Glasgow? Not if he’s planning a climate con job | Bill Hare Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing The […]

Queen calls on Scottish parliament to tackle climate change

Monarch urges MSPs to build ‘fairer and greener future’ as she opens parliament ahead of Cop26 The Queen has urged Scotland’s MSPs to tackle climate change and “help create a better, healthier future” in a speech ahead of the Cop26 climate conference. The Queen also reflected on the “deep and abiding affection” and happy memories […]

NSW environment minister urges moderate Liberals to push the party harder on net zero

Matt Kean says Matt Canavan and George Christensen ‘never worry about rocking the boat, so why should progressive, economically rational Liberals not do likewise?’ Australian politics: Matt Kean on climate change, the Coalition and the economic case for net zero Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing The New South Wales environment […]

Emission pledges by states put extra pressure on Scott Morrison to lift national climate goals

Experts say state and territory commitments put net zero within reach whereas the federal target is nowhere near it Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Australian states could deliver at least a 34% cut in national greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 based on existing pledges, prompting calls for the Morrison government […]

Climate pressure on Scott Morrison grows as NSW promises to cut emissions in half by 2030

The Berejiklian government commitment is backed by Liberals and Nationals in state cabinet while their federal counterparts remain split Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Scott Morrison faces escalating pressure to set a more ambitious national climate target for 2030 after the New South Wales Coalition state government promised to cut […]

Children set for more climate disasters than their grandparents, research shows

Climate crisis brings stark intergenerational injustice but rapid emission cuts can limit damage People born today will suffer many times more extreme heatwaves and other climate disasters over their lifetimes than their grandparents, research has shown. The study is the first to assess the contrasting experience of climate extremes by different age groups and starkly […]

Cop26: Women must be heard on climate, say rights groups

Those worst hit by global heating are left out of talks, says feminist coalition calling for systemic change Women must be enabled to play a greater role at the Cop26 summit, as the needs of women and girls are being overlooked amid the global climate crisis, a coalition of feminist groups has said. The Global […]

Developing nations welcome US climate finance pledge but warn more is needed

Rest of G20 should follow Joe Biden’s lead on funding commitments, says climate envoy Developing countries and campaigners welcomed the offer of increased climate finance from the US president, Joe Biden, at the UN on Tuesday, but warned that rich countries needed to do more to ensure the poorest received the assistance they need. Biden, […]

Climate crisis: history will judge failure to act, Johnson says at UN

PM’s warning to world’s richest countries comes amid suggestions US could commit more funds Boris Johnson has warned the world’s rich countries that “history will judge”, if they fail to act now to tackle the climate crisis, as US climate envoy John Kerry suggested President Biden was poised to commit more funds to the fight. […]