Climate News

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

The 21st-century great food transformation

"We can no longer feed our population a healthy diet while balancing planetary resources. ....The publication now of Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT– Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems could be neither more timely nor more urgent. " Free to download from The Lancet UK, (16 January 2019 issue), but they request Registration.

The pollination deficit

Towards supply chain resilience in the face of pollinator decline "[Food] Companies face potential shortages of raw materials, a fall in crop quality and challenges around security of supply because of an emerging pollination deficit, according to a report authored by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership."

Battery of the Nation Analysis (Tasmania)

Analysis of the future National Electricity MarketExploring a vision where Tasmania plays a significantly expanded role in the National Energy Market. (Hydro Tasmania - hydro.com.au)

Small-Scale Embedded Technologies

Projections for Small-Scale Embedded Technologies Report by CSIRO (for AEMO)“This report provides projections of the number and capacity of small-scale embedded technologies in Australia which include solar photovoltaic systems (solar PV), battery storage and electric vehicles.”Download the Report >>

Electricity Demand Forecasting

Electricity Forecasting Insights for the National Electricity Market (June 2017)AEMO (aemo.com.au)

Toward a Sustainable Cement Industry

This Report identifys the global impact that the cement industry has on resource use, climate change and communities, plus the report also provides recommendations and guidance on possible future actions.from: The World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Geneva

Timber and Concrete Environmental Comparison Study

A Study Comparing the Global Warming Potential of Timber and Reinforced Concrete Construction in Office and Apartment BuildingsForest & Wood Products Australia, Melbourne (fwpa.com.au)

Rethinking Cement

A Zero Carbon Industry Plan(Beyond Zero Emissions Inc.)

A Sustainable Future for the European Cement and Concrete Industry

Technology assessment for full decarbonisation of the industry by 2050.From the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ), Zürich

Clean Growth Strategy (Policy paper)

An ambitious blueprint for Britain’s low carbon future.From: the U.K. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy