22 11, 2022

Breakthrough for Climate Justice as Loss and Damage Fund Finally Agreed (Video)

By |2022-12-08T16:25:34+00:00November 22, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Breakthrough for Climate Justice as Loss and Damage Fund Finally Agreed (Video)

2022 was the first year loss and damage was included in discussions on a COP. Find out more in this video explains more.  In a victory for climate justice, COP27 closed with a deal for a loss and damage fund, which developing nations have been calling on for decades. The fund will compensate those countries hit hardest by climate disasters. These countries have limited resources to rebuild and have contributed little to the crisis. "This COP has taken an important step [...]

20 11, 2022

Mike Cannon-Brookes’ AGL Board Shakeup Marks New Era for Energy Giant

By |2022-12-02T14:04:35+00:00November 20, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Mike Cannon-Brookes’ AGL Board Shakeup Marks New Era for Energy Giant

Watch this video to find out how new leadership at AGL could accelerate the company's transition from coal to renewables.  Software billionaire and climate activist Mike Cannon-Brookes has succeeded in shaking up the board of AGL, signifying a new era for climate accountability and action from the energy giant. Shareholders approved all four of Mr Cannon-Brookes' proposed candidates to join the company's board at the 2022 Annual General Meeting on 15th November. This sweeping leadership change could see Australia's biggest [...]

17 11, 2022

Australia Joins the Forests and Climate Leaders Partnership at COP27 (Video)

By |2022-12-08T16:08:12+00:00November 17, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Australia Joins the Forests and Climate Leaders Partnership at COP27 (Video)

Australia has joined the Forests and Climate Leaders Partnership at COP27. Watch this video to find out more. Australia has joined the Forests and Climate Leaders Partnership (FCLP) as a founding member. The new international group will enhance global cooperation in forest-based initiatives and drive climate action. The partnership launched at the inaugural Forest and Climate Leaders' Summit at COP27 in Egypt, in November 2022. The FCLP is a voluntary partnership of 26 countries, co-chaired by the United States and Ghana. The [...]

7 11, 2022

Australia Joins Pledge to Slash Global Methane Emissions by 2030

By |2022-11-08T19:18:59+00:00November 7, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Australia Joins Pledge to Slash Global Methane Emissions by 2030

The Australian government has announced it has joined the Global Methane Pledge to reduce methane emissions by 30 per cent by 2030 from 2020 levels. Over 120 countries have now committed to the Pledge, which involves reducing emissions of this greenhouse gas (GHG) across sectors, including energy, agriculture and waste. The Global Methane Pledge was formally launched at COP26 in Glasgow in 2021 by the United States and European Union. It marked a crucial step in tackling climate change and getting the [...]

7 11, 2022

The Fossil Fuel Crisis is Driving ‘Historic’ Pivot to Clean Energy

By |2022-11-08T19:09:39+00:00November 7, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on The Fossil Fuel Crisis is Driving ‘Historic’ Pivot to Clean Energy

The global fossil fuel crisis is accelerating the global shift to clean energy, highlights the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2022 World Energy Outlook. The peak use of fossil fuels is also imminent, predicts the report, as demand will plateau and then decline steadily from the mid-2020s.  The IEA's annual Outlook uses analysis and projections to provide critical insights into global energy supply and demand. Its latest report was published in the midst of the crisis of volatile fossil fuel prices [...]

4 11, 2022

Santos Ditched as Naming Rights Sponsor to Australian Schools Science Roadshow

By |2022-11-07T18:01:36+00:00November 4, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Santos Ditched as Naming Rights Sponsor to Australian Schools Science Roadshow

The Science Schools Foundation, which runs the Santos Science Experience, have dropped the oil and gas giant as its main sponsor. Organisers of the nationwide schools science roadshow told the Guardian Australia that its board has decided not to renew Santos as its naming rights sponsor for next year. The foundation is now searching for a new sponsor to take over from 1st January 2023.  In September, Macquarie University also ditched Santos branding and support for a school science roadshow. [...]

31 10, 2022

COP27: Australia’s Climate Plans are a Path to Catastrophe

By |2022-11-09T15:23:52+00:00October 31, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on COP27: Australia’s Climate Plans are a Path to Catastrophe

With the COP27 climate summit just around the corner, the United Nations (UN) has released its synthesis report reviewing countries' latest climate plans. While these commitments have improved since last year, they remain far short of what is required to limit warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial times.  The UN's report found that current plans, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), would result in a 10.6 per cent increase in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 2010. The latest science from [...]

25 10, 2022

Switch from Gas to Electric and Save Hundreds on Your Home Energy Bill

By |2022-10-26T10:00:51+00:00October 25, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Switch from Gas to Electric and Save Hundreds on Your Home Energy Bill

As the cost of living crisis bites, a new report reveals just how much Australian households can save on their energy bills when they switch gas for electric at home. Making households greener is also an essential step to tackle the climate crisis and reach net-zero emissions. The Climate Council's report, Switch And Save: How Gas Is Costing Households, presents a new analysis of exactly how expensive gas appliances are to run compared to electrical alternatives. It found that all households [...]

25 10, 2022

Climate Change is Turning Sports Stars into Activists

By |2022-10-25T10:58:31+00:00October 25, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Climate Change is Turning Sports Stars into Activists

In a flurry of announcements, we have seen Australian sports stars and teams take a stand against fossil fuel and mining sponsorship this month. This is amid a growing awareness and evidence that the climate crisis is already here, gravely threatening the sports industry itself. The industry has as much responsibility as any other to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Therefore, climate change activists are needed in the sector. Cutting ties with companies that cause climate and ecological harm is a [...]

25 10, 2022

Early Coal Closures Advance Australia’s Clean Energy Transition

By |2022-10-25T10:06:13+00:00October 25, 2022|Reports|Comments Off on Early Coal Closures Advance Australia’s Clean Energy Transition

A flurry of early coal closure announcements is helping pave the way for Australia's clean energy transition.  At the end of September, the Queensland Government unveiled the state's plans to shift to renewable energy and close all its coal generators by 2035. This includes a multi-billion dollar energy and jobs initiative to cash in on its clean industry potential. As a result, the state would generate eight times more renewable energy in 2035 than today, according to the announcement. This is a [...]