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Climate change to be decisive issue in Australian election – Aljazeera.com

Schoolchildren hold handmade signs at a student-organised protest in Sydney on May 3 [Rick Rycroft/AP Photo] Melbourne, Australia – Non-renewable fossil fuels still account for about  85 percent of Australia‘s electricity generation. But with 2019 bringing the hottest summer on…

Q&A: James McGrath furious at everything, silent on alleged Adani threat

The Coalition senator James McGrath has not denied threatening to call for the resignation of the environment minister, Melissa Price, if she had not signed off on approvals for the Adani coalmine project before the election was called. Price approved…

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Australia will not reach its carbon reduction targets by 2030, claims new study

An international group called the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released a damaging report on Australia’s energy policies, placing doubts that the government will reach its carbon reduction targets by 2030. Australia previously agreed to cut carbon emissions by around 26 percent by the year 2030. Although the country will likely reach the carbon goals it set by 2020, the OECD claims they will not hit their target in 2030. “The country will fall short of its…

Politician responses to the record extreme heat for Australia January 2019

I’ve done some tracking on twitter across the political divide on climate and the heatwave events, going back to 22 December 2018 (the start of Christmas/New Year 1st heatwave event). December and January were record hot for Australia. Bill shorten…

Deciphering Australia’s High Level statement to COP24 by Melissa Price

As I watched and listened to Australian Environment Minister Melissa Price statement on behalf of Australia to the High Level Segment of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, Conference of the Parties (COP24), I decided I wanted to annotate, correct…

Fossil Award to Australia for not ruling out Kyoto carbon credits for Paris target use

It just wouldn’t be a United Nations Climate Change conference COP in recent years without Australia at the Fossil of the Day Awards. And this year does not disappoint. The failure to rule out use of Kyoto carbon credits to…

Climate policies on the rise globally, but ambition level still lacking

The latest assessment of country emissions and climate policies aggregated globally shows that there is still a substantial gap to meet, according to Climate Analytics, who have been analysing and tracking country climate policies and global emissions for the last…

Tracking Australia’s Environment Minister Melissa Price at COP24

So what is Australia’s Environment Minister Melissa Price getting up to at COP24? Attending the Umbrella Group meetings, photo opps with Pacific Islander women whose nations will be innundated by sea level rise due to Australia’s intransigence on coal and…