A digest of interesting news about climate change from around the world, compiled by us.
Trees with lower flammability
Plant Selection Key for Bushfire Protection.
Plants, shrubs and trees with lower flammability.
(Victorian Country Fire Authority) >
Norwegian electric vehicle incentives
Norway is serious about electric vehicle incentives. Latest statistics reveal 60% of new vehicle sales are fully electric. Norsk elbilforening (Norwegian Electric Car Association) Norwegian EV policy >
Scaling up climate action in Australia
'The continent is highly exposed to climate change impacts like sea level rise, coral reef loss, wildfires and extreme weather events.' > Download their report: >
Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap (NSW)
The 'Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap is a coordinated framework to deliver a modern electricity system for NSW.'
NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment >
Siberian-Arctic permafrost land
Study reveals how even minor warming/thawing of frozen lands can release large amounts of greenhouse gases and collapse landscapes. Remobilization of dormant carbon from Siberian-Arctic permafrost during three past warming events. >
JAPANESE GREEHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
Japan to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions to net zero by 2050. Prime Minister Suga to make pledge in first general policy speech as industry faces pressure. >
IKEA to Build Large Solar Plus Storage Microgrid in Australia. >
Clothing...a growing circular bioeconomy
The demand for clothes will escalate and have an even greater impact on the environment. 'One kilo of cotton can require as much as 20,000 litres of water to grow, often in countries where water is in short supply. Domestically produced Swedish wood fibre is not irrigated and pesticides are strictly controlled, and it opens up the possibility of a ‘cradle-to-cradle’ process. That means mapping the product from first beginnings to final recycling to guarantee 100 per cent sustainability.' >