Climate News

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

Decarbonising Shipping - Global Challenge

'The 2020s will be a vital time for piloting and prototyping new fuels and hybrid propulsion arrangements. Vessels will need to transition from fossil-based fuels to zero carbon energy sources and technologies, while simultaneously increasing efficiency.' (The Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonisation Hub, London) >

'Green Washing' in Net-Zero Financing

Avoiding 'Green Washing' in Net-Zero Financing. “We must have zero tolerance for net-zero greenwashing,” said the Secretary-General at the launch of the Group’s report at the UN Climate Conference (COP27) at Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on 8 November 2022. Calling the report “a how-to guide to ensure credible, accountable net-zero pledges” he explained that it provides clarity in four key areas – environmental integrity, credibility, accountability, and the role of governments. (United Nations - Climate Action) >

Gladstone (Queensland) Region Moving to Renewables

Gladstone region moving away from Fossil Fuels, to Renewables. 'In an Australian first, Gladstone Regional Council has launched its 10-year economic transition roadmap to support and guide the region to becoming a renewable energy superpower.' (Gladstone Regional Council, Queensland) >

Weather, Climate, Water, Environment

New Public information service by themes covering Weather, Climate, Water, Environment. (World Meteorological Organization) >

CLIMATE DISINFORMATION

New survey reveals the dangerous effect of climate misinformation on public perception. 'Climate Leaders and Brands also call on COP27 to take action against disinformation' (Climate Action Against Disinformation) >

Reusable Milk Kegs

The Udder Way - Reusable Milk Kegs. 'a milk keg system that slides into existing processes. It’s great for business and even better for the planet' (The Udder Way, Launceston, Tasmania) >

State of Climate Action 2022

'Change is heading in the right direction at a promising but insufficient speed for six indicators, and in the right direction but well below the required pace for 21. Change in another five indicators is heading in the wrong direction entirely, and data are insufficient to evaluate the remaining eight.' (Climate Analytics, Berlin, Germany and Perth, Australia) >

Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction 2022

Towards a Zero-emission, Efficient and Resilient Buildings and Construction Sector. 'as the 2022 Buildings Global Status Report shows, the sector is not making the deep systemic changes needed to get on the path to this goal' (United Nations Environment Programme, New York) >

Climate Club (Finance)

'Climate Club' proposal by Lord Nicholas Stern and his co-authors for a 'Climate Club' to fund Developing Countries cut their emissions and deal with climate disasters presented to the COP27 Climate Conference. (London School of Economics, UK) >

The Science and Society 'Contract'

Tragedy of Climate Change Science ... 'Science has demonstrated the climate is changing, governments agree that the science is settled, yet concerted action to mitigate and adapt to climate change is lacking.' (University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland) >