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Concreting Carbon

The Romans used concrete to build the Colosseum in 70 AD. Two thousand years on, 30 billion tonnes of concrete are produced annually, and cement-making has become a major source of greenhouse gases, accounting for 8% of our global CO2 emissions. But now, we have the means to capture some of that carbon, with technology …

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Climate Change Policy and its application to Australian SMEs

With the Federal Government’s recent commitment at the Glasgow Climate Summit to achieve a net-zero carbon emission economy by 2050, many Australian businesses must wonder what that means for them. And how will they be required to meet the net-zero target. Reducing your greenhouse gas emissions The government has, to date, adopted a voluntary, incentive-driven …

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Wanted: a climate-focused leader to secure Australia’s future

Almost 60% of voters want “much more” cuts to emissions with 79% supporting further action, as we approach the 2022 federal election, although major differences exist along party lines. We are currently on track for at least 2.7oC warming this century (UNEP, 2021). The leader we choose to lead the country on the 21st of …

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Australia Net Zero Emissions Climate Change Policy 2021

The following is a summary of the key points made in the Government’s Climate Change policy statement: The Government will invest more than $20 billion in low emissions technologies by 2030, helping to secure over $80 billion in total investment from the private sector and state governments. 40% 0f reductions will rely on new international …

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Climate and Hope

Your well-being and happiness are underpinned by financial security, and all depend on a stable, liveable environment. Think about that, as you read on. It is IPCC time again. I’ve been digesting the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report over the last few days, and it is a little terrifying, to be honest. There …

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This is the most sobering report card yet on climate change and Earth’s future. Here’s what you need to know

Earth has warmed 1.09℃ since pre-industrial times and many changes such as sea-level rise and glacier melt are now virtually irreversible, according to the most sobering report yet by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report also found escape from human-caused climate change is no longer possible. Climate change is now affecting every …

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Paying Australia’s coal-fired power stations to stay open longer is bad for consumers and the planet

Australian governments are busy designing the nation’s transition to a clean energy future. Unfortunately, in a misguided effort to ensure electricity supplies remain affordable and reliable, governments are considering a move that would effectively pay Australia’s old, polluting coal-fired power stations to stay open longer. The measure is one of several options proposed by the …

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