Tag: environment

The Nationals won’t support a much tougher 2030 emissions target, Barnaby Joyce says

Junior Coalition party is being briefed on Morrison government’s climate policy proposal by minister Angus Taylor The Nationals leader, Barnaby Joyce, has suggested it is “highly unlikely” his party will agree to Australia significantly increasing its 2030 emissions reductions target, ahead of a party room meeting to discuss the Morrison government’s climate policy. The Liberal […]

Australia’s biggest industry group calls on Morrison government to halve emissions by 2030

Exclusive: The Australian Industry Group’s Innes Willox says the case for strong climate action has strengthened rapidly and the cost has turned out to be lower than expected Katharine Murphy: So Morrison’s going to Glasgow. Should we laugh, weep or rage for the lost decade? Innes Willox: ‘Both bad climate policy and no policy will […]

Regional Liberals praise ‘upside’ of climate action as some Nationals continue scare campaign

Federal Liberal MP Rowan Ramsey says ‘we have to face up to what the world is doing and … have an intelligent debate’ Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Rural Liberals are backing a move towards a net zero emissions target despite warnings from some within the federal Nationals that regional […]

More than 1,000 firefighters battle blaze spreading along California coast

Alisal fire has burned more than 15,000 acres in the Santa Ynez mountains and threatened more than 100 ranches and rural homes A wildfire raging through southern California coastal mountains threatened ranches and rural homes and kept a major highway shut down on Wednesday, as the fire-scarred state faced a new round of dry winds […]

News Corp and business council backflips on climate don’t mean mission accomplished, Labor warns

Chris Bowen warns battle for emissions reduction is not yet over, and says Coalition has ‘one last chance’ on new roadmap More Australians than ever are worried about the climate crisis – survey Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Chris Bowen […]

US climate push on Australia and allies aims to ramp up pressure on China, ambassador says

Arthur Sinodinos declares Australia has the potential to be an ‘alternative energy superpower’ as Scott Morrison continues efforts to land new policy Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing The Biden administration has encouraged Scott Morrison and other allies to commit to stronger action on the climate crisis to ratchet up pressure […]

Capsule of 1765 air reveals ancient histories hidden under Antarctic ice

Polar Zero exhibition in Glasgow features sculpture encasing air extracted from start of Industrial Revolution An ampoule of Antarctic air from the year 1765 forms the centrepiece of a new exhibition that reveals the hidden histories contained in polar ice to visitors attending the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow. The artist Wayne Binitie has spent […]

Clean environment is a human right, UN council agrees

Human rights council also appoints special rapporteur to monitor impact of climate crisis on rights The UN’s main human rights body has overwhelmingly voted to recognise the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right, and to appoint an expert to monitor human rights in the context of the climate […]

Angus Taylor advised by department that IPCC climate report was ‘balanced’, documents show

Emissions reduction minister told to expect more vigorous calls for ambitious targets before Barnaby Joyce declined to endorse findings Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Australian government officials privately advised Angus Taylor that the latest international report on climate science was “balanced and transparent” before Barnaby Joyce later refused to endorse […]

Australia urged to support Asian Development Bank plan to end fossil fuel financing

Thirty-five organisations implore Australia, which is ADB’s fifth-largest shareholder, to help the region ‘make a just and equitable low-carbon transition’ Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing The Australian government is being urged to support an end to the financing of fossil fuel projects as the Asian Development Bank prepares to signs […]