Climate News

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

'Swap and Go' battery system

'Swap and Go' battery system for electric powered long-haul trucks. >

Interacting Risks and their assessment

A framework for complex climate change risk assessment. (One Earth journal) >

Government Fossil fuel subsidies in Australia

'Federal and state government assistance to fossil fuel producers and major users 2020-21.' (The Australia Institute) >

‘Decarbonising our Regional Cities' - A Ballarat Case Study.

A recording of an online Discussion group with: Lea Lewin - Project Manager, Beyond Zero Emissions; Joel Bentley - Senior Associate, Divisional Controls, NAB; Michael Poulton - CEO, Committee for Ballarat; Scott White - Project Manager, ANZ CO2 Reduction - McCain >

PLASTICS and MEDICINE

Components in plastics can interfere with the body's sex hormones. Plastics are made soft and flexible using Phthalates - these can lower testosterone levels. Research by Dr. Shanna Swan is detailed in her book 'Count Down'. >

COAL - ADANI

Teenagers' legal request to revoke approval of Adani's mine. 'Two North Queensland teenagers have presented Federal Environment Minister, Sussan Ley, with critical new evidence and strong legal grounds to revoke approval of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine. They have done their homework when the federal government has not. Acting on their behalf, EJA lawyers obtained independent evidence from climate and economic experts.' (Environmental Justice Australia) >

Dutch circular economy strategies on low and middle-income countries

Potential effects of Dutch circular economy strategies on low- and middle-income countries: the case of electrical and electronic equipment. 'The Netherlands has the ambition to achieve a fully circular economy by 2050. In this report, we analyse what such a transition could mean for low- and middle-income countries that are connected to the Netherlands through international value chains, focusing on transboundary trade in discarded electrical and electronic equipment. We identify conditions for positive impact and discuss opportunities, risks and dilemmas. This study is part of a broader project that analyses transboundary effects of the circular economy transition in the Netherlands.' (While oriented to the Dutch situation, there is some relevance to Australian practises) >

Cutting-edge hydrogen research in Australia

Researchers are developing new ways to export Australia’s renewable energy in the form of hydrogen. (Australian Renewble Energy Agency) >

LIFE AFFIRMING ECONOMICS

What an Ecological Civilization Looks Like. Three Cities Switching To Life-Affirming Economies. (In Depth Long Article - from YES magazine, USA) >

E-Boda-Bodas electric bikes

E-Boda-Bodas: a promising day for electric transportation in East Africa. (UN Environment Programme) >