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Lomborg: The Muddled Reality Of Electric Cars

Climate activists and politicians constantly tell us electric cars are cleaner, cheaper, and better. Germany, the U.K., and Japan, among other countries, will even prohibit the sale of new gas and diesel cars within a decade or two. But if…

Australian Climate Change Minister Chris Bowen delivers first annual climate statement in 2022

The Annual climate change statement to Federal Parliament was delivered on the 1st December by Chris Bowen, the Minister for Climate change and Energy. It is the first annual statement as mandated under the Climate Act (2022). The speech outlines…

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Victoria’s bold emissions target could be a turning point. Now here’s what we have to do | Jono La Nauze

During the final weeks of the Victorian election campaign, Daniel Andrews took to wearing a State Electricity Commission jacket at press conferences, using it to highlight Labor’s flagship policy of supplying publicly owned renewable energy through a revived SEC. It…

Study shows the world could be on track to mitigate global warming – ESI Africa

Plausible pathways still exist to get on track for well below two degrees Celsius of global warming, if governments and companies take determined action to transition to low-carbon energy technologies, according to the 2022 New Energy Outlook. The report by…

Australia and Negotiations for a Global Plastics Treaty and reduce plastic pollution in the marine environment

Photo by IISD/ENB The final resolution at the United Nations Environment Assembly 21 February – 4 March 2022 was to develop a Global Plastics Treaty and to set up an Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to develop an internationally legally binding instrument…

What If the U.S. and China Really Cooperated on Climate Change? – CounterPunch

Photograph Source: U.S. Department of State – Public Domain As President Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping arrived on the resort island of Bali, Indonesia, for their November 14th “summit,” relations between their two countries were on a hair-raising…

Loss and damage: Who is responsible when climate change harms the world’s poorest countries? – Cobb County Courier

by Bethany Tietjen, Tufts University [This article first appeared in The Conversation on November 2, republished with permission. COP27 began on November 6 and ended on November 20] You may be hearing the phrase “loss and damage” in the coming…

Why is Climate Finance a Focus Area for Nepal? – Myrepublica

The Himalayas are warming at 0.3-0.7°C faster than the global average due to a situation called ‘Elevation Dependent Warming’. At the current course, the mountains will lose two-thirds of permanent ice. A major portion of the Himalayas lies in Nepal which…

Has COP Lost its Luster on Climate Change? Three Ways Japan Can Lead the Fight – JAPAN Forward

The United Nations 27th Climate Change Conference of the Parties, COP27, was held in Egypt and attracted more than 33,000 participants from around the world. Although smaller in number than COP26, held in the United Kingdom last year, the venue…

The world needs a Marshall Plan to fight climate change–and politicians are failing to show ambition. Business can’t afford to wait – Fortune

The COP27 climate talks in Sharm el-Sheikh were a missed opportunity. The pledge to keep global temperature rises under 1.5 degrees is just about alive, affirmed by G20 leaders in Bali–but there’s no clear plan to deliver it. The Sharm deal doesn’t…

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