australia election 2019

scott morrison in fiji earlier this year

Pacific leaders urge Scott Morrison to act on climate emergency following election win

Pacific leaders have previously voiced their frustration at Australia’s inaction on the climate emergency. On a visit to Australia earlier this year, Vanuatu’s foreign affairs minister, Ralph Regenvanu, said Australia needed to “step up” its efforts to combat the climate crisis.

members of the stop adani convoy

After the climate election: shellshocked green groups remain resolute

The environmental movement drew first blood on election night by helping independent Zali Steggall oust Tony Abbott but, in the end, the Coalition – which rated a miserable 4% on the Australian Conservation Foundation’s climate change scorecard – won.

a still from the environmental film island home

‘Vote for the climate’: NSW demands environmental short film’s removal from internet

Island Home features stirring imagery of Australia’s coastline, warning it will be harmed by the climate emergency, and criticises Adani for the Carmichael coalmine and Equinor’s proposal to drill the Great Australian Bight.

an australia institute analysis found higher climate targets had, at most, ‘a very small impact on gdp growth compared to no action’

Climate modelling used to attack Labor policies a ‘complete outlier’, analysis finds

Modelling by BAEconomics that has been used to attack Labor’s climate policies is a “complete outlier” according to an analysis of more than 20 other recent modelling exercises on the effect of higher climate targets on the economy and electricity sector.

the australian council of social services wants ‘at least’ a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

‘Polluter pays’: welfare lobby demands climate compensation for people on low incomes

The Australian Council of Social Services and others have called for “at least” a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 coupled with regular indexation of the energy supplement to compensate welfare recipients.

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