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What's good for the world, is good for Glencore and its coal profits

What's good for the world, is good for Glencore and its coal profits

Ivan Glasenberg is no altruist. Anti-coal lobbyists may be euphoric about Glencore's cap on coal production, but it's even better news for shareholders.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz

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'Woefully inadequate': Morrison government to use Paris climate short-cut
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'Woefully inadequate': Morrison government to use Paris climate short-cut

The use of carbon credits to meet Australia's Paris climate targets would be "consistent" with the current Kyoto Protocol, the Morrison government said in the strongest signal yet it plans to exploit accounting ambiguities to meet its international commitments.

  • by Peter Hannam
ACT's greenhouse gas emissions falling, but transport emissions rising
ACT government

ACT's greenhouse gas emissions falling, but transport emissions rising

The ACT may not meet its 2020 target if transport emissions continue to rise at present rates.

  • by Katie Burgess
Polar bears have invaded an island town. Locals are terrified of them and climate change
Animals

Polar bears have invaded an island town. Locals are terrified of them and climate change

Fences have risen around kindergartens. Special vehicles transport military personnel to their work sites. Residents of the island settlement are afraid to leave their homes.

  • by Isaac Stanley-Becker
Emissions Reduction Fund remains central to Coalition climate policy

Emissions Reduction Fund remains central to Coalition climate policy

The Morrison government will likely retain its Emissions Reduction Fund as its climate policy "centrepiece", with the powerful Expenditure Review Committee due to consider a significant increase to its dwindling funds.

  • by Peter Hannam
Sydney wins bid to host major climate conference for women in 2020
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Sydney wins bid to host major climate conference for women in 2020

Hundreds of climate leaders are expected to flock to Sydney next year after the City of Sydney won its bid to host a global conference for women.

  • by Peter Hannam
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International peers say Australia will 'fall short' on climate action
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International peers say Australia will 'fall short' on climate action

The worrying assessment comes ahead of a likely May election where the major parties’ climate change policies will come under the microscope.

  • by Nicole Hasham
German plan to phase out coal would cost a cool $64 billion
Germany

German plan to phase out coal would cost a cool $64 billion

It would be one of the most significant energy transformations a nation has yet attempted in the face of climate change, if agreement can be reached.

  • by Melissa Eddy
Howard government told without a carbon price, emissions would rise
John Howard

Howard government told without a carbon price, emissions would rise

The Howard government was told by it departments that its greenhouse plans would fail, and was urged to look at an ETS and carbon price.

  • by Shane Wright
We can't lose sight of the most important story of the year
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Opinion

We can't lose sight of the most important story of the year

Our best hope may be the weather - but let's not forget about the bigger picture.

  • by David Leonhardt
In the hot seat: Joelle's journey from the dole to a global role

In the hot seat: Joelle's journey from the dole to a global role

"It felt like there was no distinction between what I was writing about and what was playing out across the country,” says climate scientist Joelle Gergis.

  • by Julie Perrin