A digest of interesting news about climate change from around the world, compiled by us.
Tilos: Zero Waste Island
Can Tilos, the world’s first zero waste island, show Australia the way? 'It is the first island in Greece to rely entirely on renewable energy, mainly solar power, and 80 per cent of its waste is now recycled; an example Australian organisations are looking to follow' (Neos Kosmos News, Melbourne) >
'Intergenerational Report 2023'
'Five major forces that will shape the Australian economy over the coming decades are population ageing, expanded use of digital and data technology, climate change and the net zero transformation, rising demand for care and support services, and increased geopolitical risk and fragmentation.' (The Treasury, Commonwealth Government, Canberra) >
'The Alarm Bells are Deafening'
'The alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is irrefutable: greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel burning and deforestation are choking our planet and putting billions of people at immediate risk.' ~ Comment by António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations. (United Nations, New York) >
A Solution to River Plastics Pollution
'A smart solution to plastic pollution. The bubble curtain is created by a perforated tube on the bottom of the waterway where air is pumped through. This generates a screen of bubbles that blocks plastics and directs suspended plastics to the surface.' (Euronews) >
Montana Court Rules for Young People in Landmark US Climate Trial
'In a landmark climate trial, a Montana court on Monday ruled in favor of a group of youths who accused the western US state of violating their rights to a clean environment.' (Phys.org, Science X Network, USA) >