Next PM urged to prioritise climate action

An alliance of emergency responders, diplomats, defence personnel and healthcare professionals is calling on Australia’s next government to urgently prioritise action on climate change. In an open letter to “the incoming prime minister”, the group asks the next government to make combating global warming its top priority and to allocate all necessary resources to decarbonise […]

Low-emissions tech sector eyes tax break

Developers of low-emissions technologies and other innovators may win tax breaks in the upcoming budget after months of lobbying. The aim is to attract investment and avoid a brain drain by encouraging businesses to do their R&D in Australia and keep intellectual property here. The “patent box” arrangements for medical and biotechnology firms announced in […]

Why is 1.5 degrees such a big deal? [TED Talk Video]

  Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. A brief answer to one of the key questions about climate change: Why is 1.5 degrees such a big deal? (Written by Myles Allen, David Biello and George Zaidan) This animation was part of the Countdown Global Launch on 10.10.2020. (Watch the full event: https://youtu.be/5dVcn8NjbwY.) Countdown is […]

Climate change drives up food prices

Australians can expect more expensive groceries and more empty supermarket shelves thanks to climate change, according to new research. The Fork in the Road report released on Wednesday by Farmers for Climate Action looked at the impacts of climate change on Australia’s food supply, following recent supply chain issues which have left some shelves bare. […]

Business has rising concerns over climate

Two new surveys have highlighted the concerns of business in dealing with climate change, which risks putting trillions of dollars at stake unless rapid action is undertaken. A report by Deloitte has found 74 per cent of Australian executives see the world at a tipping point for responding to climate change, up from 52 per […]

Boardrooms can cash in on climate risk

Marion Rae (Australian Associated Press)   Australian directors and boards are concerned about climate change risks but many want to turn it into an opportunity, a report has found. A first-of-its-kind study into how climate governance is evolving has been released by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) as a benchmark for how companies […]

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Climate warriors lead from within business

Marion Rae (Australian Associated Press)   Business veteran and unlikely “climate warrior” Lynette Mayne expects the corporate sector will have to continue to drive climate policy in Australia. “Business is going to, and needs to, take the lead,” she told a Committee for Economic Development of Australia forum on Monday. “The government’s going to have […]

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