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End game for COP27: Will there be backsliding on Fossil fuels or 1.5C target? Will a Loss and Damage finance Facility be established?

COP Presidency Friday 11pm press briefing The UN climate change conference is approaching its end game. Will there be backsliding on Fossil fuels or 1.5C target?  Will a Loss and Damage finance Facility be established? The negotiations are past Friday…

Is the petrol in your car from Ampol really carbon neutral? ‘Carbon-Neutral’ Fossil Fuels & State-Sponsored Greenwashing

Polly Hemming from the Australia Institute outlines the problem with Ampol’s greenwashing, but also highlighting this is a problem in lack of regulation allowing the greenwashing for use of dodgy carbon credits to meet dodgy net zero targets. Both Ampol…

No climate Justice without Human rights – Intervention by Tasneem Essop during the COP27 Opening Plenary

Egypt is one of the most repressive nations in the middle east and human rights is an enormous issue.  Tasneem Essop, Exective Director of CAN International chose in her 1 minute intervention at the opening plenary of the UN climate…

Limiting global warming to 1.5C ‘more fragile’ than ever, says Cop27 chairman – The Irish Times

The goal of limiting global heating to 1.5C is “more fragile” than ever, as world leaders prepare to meet for crucial climate talks, the president-designate of the negotiations has warned. Sameh Shoukry, the foreign minister of Egypt, who will chair…

Climate change: Scientists drop microphones to record ocean’s memory – India Today

Irish artist has collaborated with the science community to record and preserve the ocean’s memories as climate change wreaks havoc on seas. A boat manoeuvres among icebergs floating in Disko Bay, Ilulissat, western Greenland. (Photo: AFP) By India Today Web…

You Can’t Make Green Energy Using Only Green Energy

Not being a dope, you likely realized a long time ago that it was going to take a lot of energy to manufacture the components of the future green energy utopia. Wind turbines, solar panels, electric cars, and so forth…

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The Guardian view on Cop27: climate justice must take centre stage | Editorial

Speaking to the Guardian last month, Belize’s representative to the UN vividly described the havoc wreaked on his country by global heating. “Loss and damage is already occurring,” said Carlos Fuller. “Severe erosion is altering communities; drought and floods [are]…

Australia commits to Global Nature Pledge to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030 during UN General Assembly

More than 93 countries have signed the Global Leaders Pledge for Nature for Sustainable Development to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese just committed Australia to this pladge. The previous government of Scott Morrison refused to act…

Australia at COP27 Diary

UN climate conference, the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) is ocurring in Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt from Monday November 6 to Friday November 18, 2022 (but may also go overtime into the weekend). This is my digital diary of…

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