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Even without new fossil fuel projects, global warming will still exceed 1.5℃. But renewables might make it possible – The Conversation AU

The International Energy Agency (IEA) last month made global headlines when it declared there is no room for new fossil fuel investment if we’re to avoid catastrophic climate change. However, our new research suggests the horse may have already bolted….

The Climate Yawns At Exxon ‘Coup’

Behold a pseudo-event. Last week a tiny hedge fund, with 0.02% of Exxon’s stock, originally sought to name 40% of the company’s directors; a great victory in the climate wars was declared when a shareholder vote appointed two of its…

Stop burning our rights! What governments and corporations must do to protect humanity from the climate crisis – World – ReliefWeb

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY CLIMATE CHANGE IS A HUMAN RIGHTS CRISIS The climate emergency is a human rights crisis of unprecedented proportions. Climate change threatens the enjoyment of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of present and future generations and, ultimately,…

Climate change impacts on seaports, threat to development – PreventionWeb

By Regina Asariotis Seaports are essential for global trade-led development, and for the ‘Blue Economy’. They provide access to global markets and supply-chains for all countries, and are integral to maritime transport, as well as fisheries, offshore energy development, and…

UW researchers investigate mining-related deforestation in the Amazon

(University of Wisconsin-Madison) If you’re wearing gold jewelry right now, there’s a good chance it came from an illegal mining operation in the tropics and surfaced only after some rainforest was sacrificed, according to a team of University of Wisconsin researchers who studied regulatory efforts to curb some of these environmentally damaging activities.

Australia Reforms Laws to Fight Carbon Dioxide Emissions – The National Law Review

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 In the past month, a number of landmark developments have occurred in climate change law in Australia and overseas, which have the potential to materially impact emissions-intensive corporations and projects. These reflect the ongoing willingness of…