Australia

Australians race to stop Adani coal mine and clean up after Cyclone Debbie

As Australians clean up the billions of dollars worth of damage from Cyclone Debbie, an unprecedented campaign of resistance is gearing up in Australia to stop Indian coal giant Adani’s proposed Carmichael Mine in Queensland, which ...

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Business backing climate action as Brexit begins

As the UK formally triggers the process to leave the EU, UK businesses have made it clear that climate action policies are good for people, the planet and business. Thirty companies, including Kingfisher, the owner of DIY behemoth B...

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Trump attack on clean energy rallies opposition

President Trump has signed his Energy Independence Executive Order suspending more than half a dozen of Obama’s climate measures, to a chorus of voices warning that the main focus of his order – undoing the Clean Power Plan &#...

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Trump’s coal punt unpopular and in vain

The majority of Americans want to see action on coal plant emissions, but despite this popular sentiment President Trump is planning to dismantling the Clean Power Plan, announcing this week he will try to “save the coal industry” t...

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Calls for concrete climate action as EU turns 60 

As the European Union celebrates its 60th anniversary, leaders from environmental organisations, trade unions, development NGOs and women’s groups have signed a statement recognising Europe’s achievements and highlighting what still...

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Pro-climate action parties triumph in Dutch elections

The press had sold yesterday’s Dutch elections as the story of the rise of the far-right. Yet, as the results show, the real story was the significant rise of pro-environment parties that prioritise tackling climate change. GreenLef...

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Public backs action as effects of climate change intensify

Politicians in Europe, at least, no longer have any excuse to delay climate action given the clear evidence of public support, according to a major European survey launched this week. The European Perceptions of Climate Change fo...

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World needs EU to step up climate leadership

International leaders and UN officials gathering last weekend for a global security conference in Munich, Germany agreed that climate change is one of the biggest threats to international security and drastically increases the risk ...

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Australia, US push fossil fuel projects ahead of indigenous rights amid extreme heat

As parts of the US, Australia and the Arctic experience record heat, both Australian and US authorities appear determined to support fossil fuels as much as possible, despite legal efforts by indigenous peoples in both countries. In...

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Clean energy boom to halt oil and coal demand say risk experts

A boom in electric vehicle and solar energy deployment driven by falling costs will halt growth in oil and coal demand from 2020, according to new analysis from Carbon Tracker and the Grantham Institute. Electric vehicles could make...

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Ignoring climate facts, undermining science & attacking media hurts democracy

This week’s attempts by the Trump administration to hide the reality of climate change reveals the undemocratic, self-serving motivations held by the new US Commander-in-Chief and the party he leads. In a matter of days the inexperi...

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Temperature records smashed as Trump takes office

As Donald Trump prepared to deliver the Presidential inauguration speech and lead his team of fossil fuel cronies into the White House, NASA, NOAA, the World Meteorological Organisation and the MET Office announced that 2016 was the...

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Australia to gamble billion dollar handout on coal carbon bomb

As indigenous protesters in the US celebrate an historic victory over the North Dakota pipeline, everyday Australians are gearing up to fight their Federal government over newly announced plans to offer vast subsidies to huge new co...

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Air pollution deaths exposed as cities step up to save lives

India and China’s continued use of coal is causing an additional 1.6 million deaths per year, and both nations are failing to reduce air pollution-related despite rising GDP, says a new report from Greenpeace. India has in fact over...

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People stand for water and rights in ongoing fossil fight

The rise of Trump in the US galvanised countries at COP 22 to redouble efforts on climate change and the clean energy transition, but it appears some governments are still struggling to reconcile their decisions on fossil fuel infra...

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Public health risk driving support to quit coal and go 100% renewable

With the world at a critical juncture for clean energy and climate action, leading health experts have launched a unique initiative to track the impact of climate change and fossil fuel burning on public health over the next 15 year...

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Accelerating clean economic transition only way to “make America great again”

Following one of the most divisive and controversial Presidential election campaigns in US history, the victory of Republican candidate Donald Trump has rocked markets and audiences around the world. A chorus of business experts, he...

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Paris Agreement comes into force days before COP22 kick off in Morocco

Today the global climate treaty negotiated by 197 countries in France last year – The Paris Agreement – has been granted the full force of international law, well ahead of all expectations. This treaty’s “entry into forc...

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Clean energy and electric vehicles improving lives, killing fossils

As fossils fight loud and clumsy battles for social license in countries such as the US, UK, and Australia, a renewable revolution as quiet as the electric cars it powers continues at pace everywhere that people care about air and n...

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Swedish government violates Paris deal, approves sale of its German coal assets

The Swedish government failed a vital climate test today, paving the way for coal mining to continue beyond its borders, while taking credit for emissions cuts at home. In an “act of climate sabotage” the Swedish government approved...

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