A digest of interesting news about climate change from around the world, compiled by us.
Phazing out Coal in Europe. Overview of national phase-out announcements. 'A total of 72.8 gigawatts (GW) of coal power capacity is located in countries which have announced they will phase out coal by 2030 or earlier.' >>
Electric vehicles tax
Electric vehicles tax under consideration. The proposed tax would be based on distance travelled - and is part of a comprehensive Taxation Review (Draft) Report by the N.S.W. Treasury. See 'A crossroads for road funding' section, beginning page 82. >>
COVID-19 and CLIMATE CHANGE
COVID-19’s Long-Term Effects on Climate Change—For Better or Worse. Earth Institute, Columbia University >>
POST COVID-19 RECOVERY
Green - or Brown? A Six month window of opportunity. Imperative to move beyond fiddling at the edges.
'Sustainable Recovery' World Energy Outlook Special Report. International Energy Agency.
How to Talk About Climate Change
How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way that Makes a Difference ... "why it's time to get emotional about climate change" ~Dr Rebecca Huntley. Review and interview by The Climate Council, Sydney. >>
Earth Overshoot Day
Earth Overshoot Day 2020 is on 22 August, when we've used our Planet's resources allocation for the entire year. >>
‘Overwhelming and terrifying’: the rise of climate anxiety. Experts concerned young people’s mental health particularly hit by reality of the climate crisis. (The Guardian) >>