Climate change: Australia expects to continue to sell coal ‘for decades into the future’

Australia has said it expects to continue selling coal “decades into the future”. The country is the world’s second largest exporter of thermal coal, which is used in coal-fired power stations. Last week, it failed to add its name to a list of more than 40 countries pledging to phase

Climate change conference 2021: Jacinda Ardern on low emissions, life in 2030, and what happened to the next oil and gas ban

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called time on decades of empty climate commitments that rely on other countries to do the heavy lifting. “It’s not enough to simply say, “We’ll wait until everyone else does their bit.” – I’ve heard that argument. We have to do ours now, lest we

Ireland says halving greenhouse gases will cost 125 billion euros

FILE PHOTO: Ireland’s Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Micheal Martin speaks during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, November 2, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/PoolDUBLIN (Reuters) – The Irish government has estimated that 125 billion euros ($144 billion) of investment will be required to hit its target of cutting greenhouse

Swiss can easily afford net zero transition with 2% GDP outlay – study

ZURICH (Reuters) – Switzerland only needs to invest 2% of its gross domestic product annually over the next three decades to become carbon neutral by 2050, a banking study published on Thursday found.FILE PHOTO: The Eiger, Guggi and Giesen Glaciers are pictured near the Jungfrau in the Swiss Alps in

The Effects of Climate Change

Climate change has plunged the Western U.S. into its worst drought in two decades. And a record-breaking heat wave only made things worse. In Arizona and Nevada, it’s been so hot that doctors warned people they could get third-degree burns from the asphalt. Wildfires raged in Montana and Utah. Power

European CEOs, lawmakers add to pressure on Biden to hike climate target

Slideshow ( 3 images )BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European politicians, companies and trade unions on Tuesday called on the United States to slash its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% this decade, adding to mounting pressure on the Biden administration ahead of a climate summit next week. The world’s biggest

Richard Klipin: We need to change the property conversation

OPINION: It’s an emotional time right now for those looking to enter the property market. But why do we care so much? Bound up in the conversations about rising median prices in Auckland suburbs and properties selling for millions of dollars in a matter of hours after being viewed are

Analysis: Why Biden's securities regulator faces climate crackdown challenges

WASHINGTON/BOSTON (Reuters) – With Democrats at the helm, the U.S. securities regulator is pledging to crack down on companies and funds that mislead investors over climate change risks, but that may be easier said than done, more than a dozen attorneys and former agency officials say.FILE PHOTO: Smoke from a

Biden order could change how colleges handle sex misconduct – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to sign an executive order on Monday directing the Department of Education to review policies implemented by Donald Trump’s administration, including changes to Title IX regulations that prohibit sex discrimination in federally funded institutions, according to administration officials. Biden focused on gender equity

At home of climate accord in Paris, campaigners demand action

Climate activists stand next to a giant portrait of French President Emmanuel Macron installed on the ground at Trocadero square in front of the Eiffel tower to mark the fifth anniversary of the 2015 United Nations Paris Agreement on climate change, in Paris, France December 10, 2020. The slogan reads