Something strange is happening in the UK: Suddenly, almost everyone is talking about the climate change emergency.
Brief: A “slow decline” by 2060 is what will happen in Australia under new CSIRO modelling showing what will happen to the country if economic, social and environmental challenges are ignored. The Australian National Outlook compares this scenario to one in which these challenges are tackled head on. This scenario results in power bills potentially […]
Greta Thunberg and the Climate Extinction protestors are having an impact with governments and local governments declaring we have a climate emergency.
“With risks to the world economy rising, there’s precious little appetite to discuss how the Paris objectives might drive short-term financial stability risks. That’s a problem if we want to achieve them.”
Australia is not headed in the right direction to curb its greenhouse gas emissions. Is there anything companies can do themselves to turn this juggernaut around?
New Zealand’s carbon emissions are continuing to rise according to the new Environment Aotearoa 2019 report released this month.
Green Cross Australia is using hypothetical scenarios to explore the problems homeowners and stakeholders face when affected by changes to sea-level rise and flooding caused by climate change.
Opinion: The related extinction and climate crises that are threatening the survival of life on earth can only be solved by reducing our ecological footprint – systematically curbing impacts and repairing nature to a level that sustains us within the planet’s means.
Tens of thousands of students plus some adult supporters (The Fifth Estate included) turned out on Friday, a school day, to protest inaction on climate change.
Just two days after the Reserve Bank of Australia declares the climate emergency is an economic emergency, this propaganda mouthpiece runs a piece of vitriol against children fighting for their future in global protests and school strikes on Friday.
Actuaries are the serious number crunchers who measure risk and that insurers rely on to keep ahead of the curve. They’re saying climate change is now a serious risk on property.
The Reserve Bank of Australia Guy Debelle on Tuesday launched an urgent call to action on climate change. On the eve of two elections, as the entire country seems to be falling into agreement on climate, the RBA has weighed in with the powerful argument that climate change threatens economic stability. Here is the full […]
Big firms the world over are being targeted by a clutch of recent reports urging them to wake up and change their approaches to tackle the planetary emergency.
An Australian startup that collects data from green spaces to see how urban environments react to climate impacts has been selected for the Arcadis accelerator program in the Netherlands.
First celebrity couple Beyoncé and Jay Z showed their support for veganism, promising a lifetime supply of free tickets to fans who adopted a plant-based lifestyle.
Ten years ago, on February 7, 2009, I sat down in my apartment in central Melbourne to write a job application. All of the blinds were down, and the windows tightly closed. Outside it was 47?. We had no air conditioning. The heat seeped through the walls.
We need multi-partnered relationships of trust and collaboration – equal to the very best marriages – to achieve the outperformance that will give us a sustainable built environment.
New leaders are emerging to meet the climate challenge. Cities and towns in Australia and across the world are taking charge of their future and moving swiftly to reduce their climate impact and secure a clean energy future for their residents.
If there is one thing you need to read as COP 24 daily calls out the fierce urgency for climate action, it’s this manifesto for the planet.
It’s exciting this week to bring you a special report that proves that sustainability and green investment is the winning track to be on.
Maybe it’s time to have a serious conversation on how to save humanity from the negative impacts of climate change rather than sticking with the old “save the planet” rhetoric, writes Anil Bhatta from Carbon & Clean Energy Solutions. The recent IPCC report 2018 has confirmed that human activities have already caused 1°C of global warming […]
OXYGEN FILES: Researchers are flagging Bitcoin as a possible threat to the two degree warming target, in part due to its energy-intensive data mining process.
Australia is in danger “floating away in a direction no one else is going” on climate change, warned Dutch businessman and president of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Peter Bakker.
The Oxygen Files gives life to stories from around the web on sustainability and the environment you may have missed during the week.
IN BRIEF: This week Bill Gates reminded us that electricity generation is not the only contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, electricity is responsible for only 25 per cent of all emissions each year. The other 75 per cent falls into four other major categories: agriculture (24 per cent), manufacturing (21 per cent), […]
Businesses, local government and retail investors are stepping up to the challenge with a range of programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on their own accord.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has published a vital wake-up call to the world to take the urgent action to limit global warming to 1.5°C
We can’t stop global warming entirely but we can still try to make it safer, the IPCC says, as more than 480 global companies, with a combined market capitalisation of nearly $14 trillion agree.
There’s a counter force to climate denialism in the US and Australia that’s arguably bigger and more powerful and is on a growth curve. In California last month it showed its muscle.
A new report, Heroes building Australia’s low carbon economy by 350.org Australia celebrates the people and organisations building a clean future for Australia.