Tag: coronavirus

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 […]

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 […]

Essential poll: majority of Australians back Aukus submarine pact, but fear it will inflame tensions with China

Coalition has 13-point lead over Labor on voter trust to handle national security, while ALP has 13-point lead on managing climate crisis Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing A majority of Australians back Scott Morrison’s moves to build strong ties with […]

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 […]

Cop26 will be ‘rich nations stitch-up’ if poorer countries kept away by Covid

Environmental activists demand delay to Glasgow climate talks if costs and travel restrictions block attendance of those worst-hit The Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow should be postponed until the government can ensure that the talks won’t be a “rich nations stitch-up”, a diverse coalition of international organisations has said. With less than two months to […]

‘Lost generation’: education in quarter of countries at risk of collapse, study warns

Covid, climate breakdown, poverty and war threaten return to school after pandemic kept 1.5bn children out of classes ‘Their future could be destroyed’: the global struggle for schooling after Covid closures The education of hundreds of millions of children is hanging by a thread as a result of an unprecedented intensity of threats including Covid […]

Politicians from across world call for ‘global green deal’ to tackle climate crisis

New alliance urges governments to work together to deliver a just transition to a green economy People around the world need a “global green deal” that would tackle the climate crisis and restore the natural world as we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, a group of politicians from the UK, Europe and developing countries has […]

NSW Covid live update: Sydney in lockdown as 30 new coronavirus cases reported and Virgin Australia flight attendant tests positive

Millions of NSW residents have woken up to the first day of a fortnight-long lockdown, which has sparked travel restrictions across Australia, as Queensland records two community cases. Follow latest updates Latest NSW rules and Sydney lockdown restrictions NSW Covid exposure sites and cases map Download the free Guardian app; get our morning email briefing […]

Climate crisis to shrink G7 economies twice as much as Covid-19, says research

G7 countries will lose $5tn a year by 2050 if temperatures rise by 2.6C The economies of rich countries will shrink by twice as much as they did in the Covid-19 crisis if they fail to tackle rising greenhouse gas emissions, according to research. The G7 countries – the world’s biggest industrialised economies – will […]

If we can vaccinate the world, we can beat the climate crisis | Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo

Rich countries can’t expect to be trusted on their climate promises if they fail the poorest on vaccines It would only cost $50bn to ensure 40% of the world’s population is vaccinated by the end of the year, and 60% by the first half of 2022. This is a recent estimate from the IMF, the […]