Climate News

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

Big Tech and Climate Policy

'This research shows that the Big Tech companies do not appear to be matching their huge economic footprint with corresponding strategic support for strong government action to implement the Paris Agreement.' (InfluenceMap, London) >

National Electric Vehicle Strategy

Submission: National EV Strategy. 'Australia’s National Electric Vehicle Strategy is an opportunity to increase the supply of affordable electric vehicles for Australians and phase out the sale of internal combustion engine vehicles.' (The Australia Institute, Canberra) >

SPORT and CLIMATE CHANGE

Football and climate change: what do we know, and what is needed for an evidence-informed response? (article in Climate Policy journal) >

Paris 2015 Climate Goals

Are the Paris climate goals still attainable? The 2022 Richard Jones Memorial Lecture. 'Climate change is a global emergency that goes beyond national borders. To stop it, we require international cooperation and coordinated solutions at all levels. The 2015 Paris Agreement is the most successful example of this to date, but is it falling short?Dr Matthew Ives says there’s still hope.' (Duration 1 hr. 15m.)Matthew Ives is the Director for Economic Strategy for the Department of the Premier and Cabinet in the South Australian Government and an Associate at Oxford University’s Institute for New Economic Thinking. >

Engineering Roadmap to 100% Renewables

'An Engineering Framework report on the steps required to operate the National Electricity Market at 100% instantaneous penetrations of renewables' (Australian Energy Market Operator) >

Australia - a Green-Energy Superpower

How Australia can become a green-energy superpower. 'The new federal government has a once-in-a-century opportunity. Despite the very real challenges, the opportunity should be taken – the downside is too ugly to be contemplated, and the upside too great to be missed.' (GRATTAN Institute, Melbourne) >

Momentum Behind Renewable Energy

'The global energy crisis is driving a sharp acceleration in installations of renewable power, with total capacity growth worldwide set to almost double in the next five years, overtaking coal as the largest source of electricity generation along the way and helping keep alive the possibility of limiting global warming to 1.5 °C, the IEA says in a new report.' (International Energy Agency, Paris) >

Commercialisation of Process for Recycling Plastics

Commercialisation of a proven process for recycling Plastics (hydrothermal liquefaction technology). 'By utilising the enormous amount of biomass residues and End-of-Life Plastic that go to landfill or incineration each year, we can create high-value, low-carbon products that reduce our reliance on fossil resources, and reduce emissions in the process.' (Licella, Sydney) >

Biodiversity Loss

Concerns about biodiversity loss caused by factors such as mining and land clearing.- Curtailing the collapse of the living world. 'addressing biodiversity loss, which weakens and destabilizes all of Earth’s ecological and biogeochemical systems, including its climate system, has only one option—to reverse biodiversity loss' (Editorial in Sciences Advances journal) >

Fossil Fuel Subsidies

'If we want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions we should not pay people to burn fossil fuels.' (Our World in Data, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford) >