Climate News

A digest of interesting news about climate change from around the world, compiled by us.

The new 'Stone Age'

The use of Stone for modern building construction can result in a major (claimed up to 80%) reduction in the 'carbon footprint', compared with concrete. 'Rock of Ages' article in Architecture Today magazine (with several photos) describing a recent (modern design) building constructed in London using stone. >>

TAKING ACTION ON PLASTICS

Waitrose groceries stores in U.K. trialling packaging-free products in their displays in Oxford. >>

Australian bushfire risk

Attribution of the Australian bushfire risk to anthropogenic climate change - by Environmental Change Institute University of Oxford, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) and Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre. '... explores the role of human-induced climate change in the southeastern Australian bushfires in 2019–2020' >>

Global-scale drought risk assessment

Global-scale drought risk assessment for agricultural systems Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), United Nations University, UN Campus, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1, 53113 Bonn, Germany and others. >>

Greenhouse gas mitigation - Meat & Livestock

Greenhouse gas mitigation potential of the Australian red meat production and processing sectors. 'The purpose of this project was to investigate if the Australian red meat industry could become carbon neutral by 2030 (CN30) and if so, how.' >>

Green Spaces Better Places

'Working with organisations and businesses to grow more and better green spaces in Australia's urban areas.' Reducing the heat island effect in cities. Community Attitudes and Development Guides >>

Australia's Clean Economy Future: Costs and Benefits

'This cost-benefit analysis finds that developing clean economies, whilst tackling climate change will actually deliver economic benefits.' Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne. >>

Electric Vehicals Road Safety

Electric Vehicle Council Electric Vehicle Council Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Road Safety. >>

Renewable Energy in Industry

The International Renewable Energy Agency 'IRENA promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, including bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar and wind energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity.' Deep Electrification Powered by Renewables Key for a Climate-Safe Future 'New report by IRENA charts pathways to further accelerate energy transformation ...' >>

Coal Mining in Germany

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. Article on Conventional Energy Sources and phasing out of subsidised hard coal mining in Germany. >>