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Heathrow third runway ruled illegal over climate change

Heathrow third runway ruled illegal over climate change

Appeal court says decision to give go-ahead not consistent with Paris agreementPlans for a third runway at Heathrow airport have been ruled illegal by the court of appeal because ministers did not
Joe Biden Says He Worked on Paris Climate Deal with Long-Dead Chinese Leader

Joe Biden Says He Worked on Paris Climate Deal with Long-Dead Chinese Leader

Former Vice President Joe Biden mistakenly claimed on Monday that he worked on the Paris Climate Accord with former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping -- who died nearly 20 years before its signing.
Morrison admits there are climate costs, but won't say what 3C heating would do to economy

Morrison admits there are climate costs, but won't say what 3C heating would do to economy

Ahead of the release of its technology roadmap, the Coalition tries to ramp up pressure on Labor over its net zero emissions targetScott Morrison has acknowledged there are “costs associated with
Australia needs to join the emissions technology revolution, Liberal Katie Allen says

Australia needs to join the emissions technology revolution, Liberal Katie Allen says

The backbencher calls for a roadmap to net zero as ‘an arms race’ in low emissions technology drives transformationThe Victorian Liberal Katie Allen has declared the world is approaching an “iPhone
India needs nearly 30 times more solar power to phase out coal jobs
30 years of Australia's hollow promises on climate policy

30 years of Australia's hollow promises on climate policy

This summer, Scott Morrison has faced international criticism over his climate change policies. But this government is just the latest in a long line that have either failed on meaningful climate
Australia is 'ground zero' in climate crisis and must show leadership, top researchers say

Australia is 'ground zero' in climate crisis and must show leadership, top researchers say

Adaptation to bushfires might not be achievable without stronger action to curb emissions, letter warnsAustralia’s current position as “ground zero” for both the impacts of climate change and policy
Scott Morrison's senior ministers discuss how to reposition climate policies

Scott Morrison's senior ministers discuss how to reposition climate policies

Cabinet remains unified around Coalition emissions reduction target of 26% to 28% of 2005 levels by 2030Scott Morrison’s senior ministers discussed how best to reposition the government’s climate
Pension funds urge Barclays to stop lending to fossil fuel firms

Pension funds urge Barclays to stop lending to fossil fuel firms

Institutional investors file resolution for AGM of bank to phase out loans to fossil fuel projects or companiesBarclays is being urged to stop offering loans to fossil fuel companies as part of the

The 2010s Were the Decade That Forced CEOs to Get Political

In the new world, consumers, shareholders, and especially employees expect companies to take a stand on high-profile issues.
Converting coal plants to biomass could fuel climate crisis, scientists warn

Converting coal plants to biomass could fuel climate crisis, scientists warn

Experts horrified at large-scale forest removal to meet wood pellet demandPlans to shift Europe’s coal plants, including the giant Drax complex in North Yorkshire, to burn wood pellets instead could
UN climate talks end with limited progress on emissions targets

UN climate talks end with limited progress on emissions targets

Partial agreement at COP25 that countries must be more ambitious to fulfil Paris goalsClimate talks in Madrid have ended with a partial agreement to ask countries to come up with more ambitious
Paris climate deal: world not on track to meet goal amid continuous emissions

Paris climate deal: world not on track to meet goal amid continuous emissions

Slowdown this year in rising greenhouse gases does not negate long-term trend, finds carbon budget analysisCarbon dioxide emissions rose weakly this year as the use of coal declined but natural gas
Proposed EU-wide 'climate law' would set net-zero carbon target by 2050

Proposed EU-wide 'climate law' would set net-zero carbon target by 2050

Plan is part of ‘green new deal’ but campaigners say it is not enough to tackle climate crisisThe first EU-wide “climate law” would enshrine a legally binding target of reaching net-zero carbon by
European parliament declares climate emergency: 'do we want to leave our children a world?' – video

European parliament declares climate emergency: 'do we want to leave our children a world?' – video

The European parliament has declared a 'climate and environmental emergency' in a symbolic moment when it promised to urge member states to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and push the climate
'Our house is on fire': EU parliament declares climate emergency

'Our house is on fire': EU parliament declares climate emergency

Bloc warned against making symbolic gestures not backed up by concrete actionThe European parliament has declared a global “climate and environmental emergency” as it urged all EU countries to commit
We're About to Cross 9 Critical Climate Tipping Points, Scientists Say

We're About to Cross 9 Critical Climate Tipping Points, Scientists Say

These tipping points are now "active," scientists warn, and the rapid melting of polar ice and the loss of critical habitats could trigger an irreversible “global tipping point.”
European parliament split on declaring climate emergency

European parliament split on declaring climate emergency

Draft resolution will be voted on this week before crucial UN climate summitThe European parliament is split over whether to declare a global climate emergency before next week’s crucial UN summit.If
Grim UN Climate Report Paints Worsening Picture, Calls For Dramatic Emissions Cuts

Grim UN Climate Report Paints Worsening Picture, Calls For Dramatic Emissions Cuts

Drastic action is required to avoid dramatic climate change over the next century, an annual UN report says — action...
Legal & General defends holding Shell stock in climate fund

Legal & General defends holding Shell stock in climate fund

Investor says it is seeing ‘positive signs’ from oil firm after PensionBee clients question inclusionLegal & General has defended its decision to retain Shell as one of the top stocks in its