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‘Lead by example’: Former UN chief says Morrison must do more on climate

‘Lead by example’: Former UN chief says Morrison must do more on climate

Former world leaders say Australia must step up its 2030 emission reductions targets to do its fair share on the global push to tackle climate change.

  • by Nick O'Malley

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Climate deal in the works
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Climate deal in the works

Australia's new climate policy is expected to be announced in coming weeks with PM Scott Morrison hoping to come to agreement with the Nationals ahead of the Glasgow climate summit.

Who called COP26 a ‘last chance saloon’? Take the climate change quiz

Who called COP26 a ‘last chance saloon’? Take the climate change quiz

Test your own knowledge of the Glasgow summit and the issues at stake.

Business frustration over government’s climate inaction grows

Business frustration over government’s climate inaction grows

As the Glasgow climate talks approach, pressure mounts on the government to make serious commitments on emission reductions.

  • by Nick O'Malley and Nick Toscano
How do we tackle Australia’s burning problem before it burns us?
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Energy

How do we tackle Australia’s burning problem before it burns us?

If Australia sets a ‘net zero by 2050’ target at COP26, it will likely be heralded as a major shift, but it’s unlikely to do anything to align us with that trajectory.

  • by Ketan Joshi
NSW’s green machine leaves PM’s jalopy for dust

NSW’s green machine leaves PM’s jalopy for dust

Matt Kean, the NSW Liberal minister leading the charge on a clean energy future, has some pointed words for his federal colleagues. If they drag the chain, he says, NSW can make its own deals with the world.

  • by Peter Hartcher
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‘A matter of survival’: What’s COP26?

‘A matter of survival’: What’s COP26?

What is a “COP”? How did we get here? And what needs to be achieved at Glasgow?

  • by Nick O'Malley
On the eve of COP26, the guest list remains a mystery

On the eve of COP26, the guest list remains a mystery

Hours after the Queen made it clear she was unamused by the number of world leaders yet to confirm their attendance at the Glasgow COP26 climate talks, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced he would attend.

  • by Nick O'Malley and Laura Chung
Blue or green, our future with hydrogen is bright
Opinion
Renewables

Blue or green, our future with hydrogen is bright

The former chief scientist argues we need to cut emissions as quickly as possible - and hydrogen from both sources will deliver the result.

  • by Alan Finkel
Australian business talks big on climate, but who’s walking the talk?
Opinion
Renewables

Australian business talks big on climate, but who’s walking the talk?

New research attempts to sort the PR spin and “greenwashing” from the businesses that are taking concerted action to drive down emissions.

  • by Andrew Charlton
Hype or holy grail: What’s driving the hydrogen rush?
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Future Power

Hype or holy grail: What’s driving the hydrogen rush?

What is green hydrogen? How could it help the environment? And what’s its future in Australia?

  • by Nick Toscano