Climate News

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

COP27 (6 to 18 November 2022)

Where Do We Stand on COP26 Climate Promises? - A Progress Report. 'Leaders left the climate summit in Glasgow (COP26) in November 2021 riding high on a wave of new commitments from governments, businesses and others...' 'In the months since, things are less rosy.' (World Resources Institute, Washington USA) >

LIVING PLANET REPORT 2022

'a comprehensive study of trends in global biodiversity and the health of the planet'. (World Wide Fund For Nature) >

Carbon Dioxide Reduction

Efficient Carbon Dioxide Reduction under Visible Light with a Novel, Inexpensive Catalyst. Article in Tokyo Tech News (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan) >

EV Battery Recycling - Less Waste

Scientists Tackle EV Battery Recycling With Less Waste. Researchers are working on recycling old batteries and extracting metals from them such as nickel, lithium and cobalt. (University of Toronto, Canada) >

Tasmanian Climate Change Act?

Amendments to the Climate Change (State Action) Bill (Tasmania) A Brief for the Proposed Amendments. (Climate Tasmania) >

Emergencies and Disasters

Practical help and resources to use before, during and after emergencies. (The Red Cross, throughout Australia) >

Managing Climate Change Risk

Raising the Bar: Managing climate change risk in public authorities. Centre for Policy Development’s Sustainable Economy Program: 'It recommends that clear, transparent policy direction be provided to public authority directors. This can enable them to contribute to a whole-of-government picture of climate risk that meets and raises the standards that apply to all organisations, public and private, in discovering, disclosing and addressing climate risk.' (Centre for Policy Development, Sydney) >

SUSTAINABLE COUNTRY TOWNS

Regional towns have been declining for decades, with multiple effects on their Agricultural industries and the viability of the town itself. In Agriculture, for example, workers are leaving for the cities. Historically these have been replaced by energy systems for harvesting, shearing, water management, etc. The trend against fossil fuel as an energy source requires an alternative source - for example, electricity...  Check out Yackandandah - in the High Country, northern Victoria.  (Totally Renewable Yackandandah) >

Australian Passive House Association

...aims to make Passive House the benchmark for comfort in all our buildings...(Australian Passive House Association)

Narara Ecovillage

Their Vision: We have a bold and inspiring vision to build a world class Ecovillage.(Narara Ecovillage, nr. Gosford NSW)