climate action

Al Gore on the great inflexion point

Ecocity2017: There might have been plenty of talent and unexpected insights on offer, but, let’s face it, Al Gore was the climate action superstar that everyone wanted to see.

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WA budget sees no climate or energy action

Strong public transport commitments have been announced in the McGowan Government’s first budget for Western Australia. But in a tough environment where a surplus won’t be seen until 2020-21, climate change has been all but forgotten.

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Australia ranks fourth last in global climate change action

Australia has triumphed over South Korea, Iran and Saudi Arabia in a national climate action assessment, claiming 57th place on the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) released this week. But that’s it.

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“Unprecedented” numbers of investors call for climate action

A global coalition of 288 institutional investors with $26 trillion (AU$34.1 trillion) in assets under management, including 23 Australian investors with close to $2 trillion in assets, have issued a call to leaders at the G7 meeting in Canada this week to step up action on climate change.

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Heating and cooling sectors need to step up climate action

A renewables “revolution” is driving change in the power industry, according to REN21’s latest Global Energy Outlook, but the heating and cooling sectors are lagging behind in this global transition.

Five ways cities can step up on climate change

Five ways cities can step up on climate change

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.